Vishwanath (Mahesh) Iyer is currently Site Head, Biostatistics at Novartis, Hyderabad heading up a team of Biostatistician. He has a Ph.D. in Statistics from Temple University, Philadelphia. Mahesh has been involved in analyzing and reporting clinical trial data since 1998 with companies like Boehringer-Ingelheim and Bristol Myers Squibb, and specifically for Oncology studies since 2000.
In addition, Mahesh has also been active in the statistical research community with a primary focus on multiple comparison procedures. Mahesh is actively involved in teaching at multiple institutes in India, adjunct faculty at Institute of Ayurvedic and Integrated Medicine at Bangalore, served on the Advisory Council of India for the DIA, serves as the Secretary for the Indian Association for Statistics in Clinical Trials (IASCT).
He also serves as the Vice-President of the International Indian Statistical Association – India chapter, on the Board of Studies for Statistics at Manipal University and was the co-editor for a pharmaceutical journal.