Ninth International Triennial Calcutta Symposium
Probability & Statistics
December 28-31, 2015
Organised jointly by:
Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta
Calcutta Statistical Association.
Special Sessions

Date & Time Session Title Speaker Institution Title of Presentation
December 28, 2015
11:15 – 12:15 Keynote Address:
Chair: Nitis Mukhopadhyay
Sam Efromovich University of Texas at Dallas, USA Missing, Modified and Large-p-Small-n Data in Nonparametric Curve Estimation
December 29, 2015
11:00-12:00 S N Roy Memorial Lecture
Chair: Malay Ghosh
D. Pfeffermann Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel & Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, UK Bayes-based Non-Bayesian Inference on Finite Populations from Non-representative Samples- A Unified Approach
12:00 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:30
Special Lectures 1 & 2
Chair: D. Pfeffermann
Partha P. Majumdar National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Identifying Drivers in Cancer Genomes: Computational and Statistical Challenges
S. P. Mukherjee University of Calcutta, India On some finite range life distributions
14:30 - 16:15 R C Bose Memorial Session
Chair: V.K. Gupta
Bikas K. Sinha Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India The SuDoKu Family of Puzzles : A Combinatorial Marvel
Tirthankar Dasgupta Harvard University, USA Strategies for designing and analyzing complex experiments to achieve balance with respect to several covariates
Abhyuday Mandal University of Georgia, Athens, USA D-optimal Designs with Ordered Categorical Data
December 30, 2015
12:00 - 13:30 Dilip Roy Memorial Session
Chair: Bikas K. Sinha
Debasis Sengupta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Estimation and regression with informatively censored time-to-event data arising from retrospective recall in cross-sectional studies
Avinash Dharmadhikari Tata Motors, Pune, India Prediction of Warranty Cost for a Two Dimensional Warranty Policy
Asok K. Nanda IISER Kolkata, India Characterizations of Some Univariate Probability Distributions : A Brief Review
December 31, 2015
9:30 - 10:15 Special Lecture 3
Chair: Sam Efromovich
Pranab K Sen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Whither Statistics in Modern Interdisciplinary Research
10:15 - 11:15 Economic Statistics Session
Chair: Arijit Chaudhuri
Sajal Lahiri Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA Firm-level micro data sets in India: needs for effective policy analysis
Gautam Chatterjee Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, India Database on Indian Economy – Role of the Reserve Bank of India
11:45 - 13:30 S K Chakravarti Memorial Lecture
Chair: S. K. Chatterjee
Guest-in-Chief: Chandrasekhar Ghosh
Sabina Alkire Oxford University, UK Measuring Multidimensional Poverty: Motivation and Statistical Considerations
Discussant: Nachiketa Chattopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India