Himel Mallick is an Associate Principal Scientist at Merck Research Laboratories. His research interests include genomics data science, statistical bioinformatics, computational metagenomics, machine learning, and Bayesian biostatistics. Himel is particularly known for his R/Bioconductor packages MaAsLin2 (>10K downloads) and MelonnPan (>100 citations) and for his publications in top-tier scientific journals including Nature and Lancet. He is a recipient of multiple awards including the ASA Best Paper Award (2015), AMS-Simons Grant (2016), and IMS New Researcher Award (2017). Prior to Merck, Himel was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and a PhD candidate of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.