December 28, 2009

9:00 am  9:30 am:

Registration

9:30 am 10:45 am:

Inaugural Session:
• Welcome Address 
Dilip Roy, Chairman, Organising Committee 
• Address by the Guest in Chief 
Pronab Sen, Chief Statistician of India 
• Address by the Inaugurator 
D.J.Chattopadhyay, ProViceChancellor(Academic), University of Calcutta 
• Chairman’s Observations 
S.P.Mukherjee, President, Calcutta Statistical Association 
• Vote of Thanks 
A.K.Chattopadhyay, Head, Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta 

10:45 am 11:45 am:

Key Note Address:

Chair: P. K. Sen 
T P Speed, University of California Berkeley 
•Statistical challenges with nextgeneration DNA sequence data 

11:45 am  12:00 pm:

Tea

12:00 pm  13:00 pm:

S N Roy Memorial Lecture:

Chair: Bimal K. Sinha 
Marianne Frisen, University of Gothenburg 
•Inference principles for multivariate surveillance 

13:00 pm  14:30 pm:

Group Photo + Lunch

14:30 pm  15:45 pm

Technical Session 1:

1a

Statistical Inference  I:

Chair: Rahul Mukerjee 
Pranab Kumar Sen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
•TheilSen Estimator in a Measurement Error Perspective 
Tathagata Banerjee, IIM Ahmedabad 
•Testing of equality of the means from paired data when the labels are missing 
Somnath Datta, University of Louisville 
•Inverse Probability of Censoring Weighted Ustatistics for Right Censored Data with An Application to Testing Hypotheses 

1b

Stochastic Processes and Asymptotics:

Chair: Anish Sarkar 
T N Sriram, University of Georgia 
•Central Mean Subspace in Time Series 
Abhay Bhatt, ISI Delhi 
•Kolmogorov forward equation  Some applications to filtering 
G Divanji, University of Mysore 
•On large deviation probabilities and law of iterated logarithm 

1c

Multivariate Analysis:

Chair: Sanat Sarkar 
Arusharka Sen, Concordia University 
•Dimension asymptotics of sample principal components in a spiked population model 
Susmita Datta, University of Louisville 
•Weighted rank aggregation of cluster validation measures: A MONTE CARLO crossentropy approach 
Mahlet Tadesse, Georgetown University 
•A stochastic partitioning method to associate highdimensional datasets 

15:45 am  16:00 pm:

Coffee

16:00 pm  17:30 pm

Technical Session 2:

2a

Nonparametric Inference:

Chair: Atanu Biswas 
Subrata Kundu, George Washington University 
•A Nonparametric Method to Estimate the Number of Component Processes 
Anil Ghosh, ISI Kolkata 
•Simple Multivariate Generalizations of Some Univariate Distributionfree Tests 
Radhakanta Das, Burdwan University 
•A Nonparametric Test for Two Sample Location Problem under an Adaptive Allocation Design 
Dhiman Dutta, University of Calcutta 
•Adaptive nonparametric tests for twosample location problem 

2b

Nonparametric Inference:

Chair: Asish Sengupta 
Abdus S. Wahed, University of Pittsburgh 
•A new generalization of Weibull distribution with application to a breast cancer data set 
M Zafar Anis, ISI Kolkata 
•A family of tests for NBUE alternatives 
Navin Chandra, Pondicherry University 
•Augmentation of StrengthReliability using Gamma Model 
M. Chaitanya Priya, Acharya Nagarjuna University 
•Software Reliability Growth Model Based on Truncated Distributions 

2c

Discrete & Fuzzy Data:

Chair: Premadhis Das 
F.Bastin, University of Montreal 
•Efficient quasiMonte Carlo Sampling for discrete choice models 
Kiruthika, Pondicherry University 
•A Statistical Perspective of Supervised and Unsupervised Learning Techniques of Artificial Neural Network 
Tirthankar Ghosh, VisvaBharati University 
•Discretization of Random Variables with Applications 
Nilanjan De, Calcutta Institute of Engineering & Management 
•Forecasting Using Fuzzy Exponential Smoothing Model 

2d

Design of ExperimentsI:

Chair: Kashinath Chatterjee 
Anurup Majumder, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya 
•Construction of Optimum µresolvable First and Second Order Neighbor Balanced BIB Designs 
Karabi Sinha, University of California, Los Angeles 
•Optimal Designs for Binary Logistic Regression with a Qualitative Classiffier 
Partha Pal, Moulana Azad College 
•Robust Modified second order slope rotatable designss 
Angsuman Sarkar, VisvaBharati University 
•Probability of correct searching in supersaturated design 

December 29, 2009

9:30 am  10:45 am

Technical Session 3:

3a

Modelling Issues:

Chair: Aditya Chatterjee 
Barry C. Arnold, University of California, Riverside 
•Inequality and majorization: Robin Hood in unexpected places 
Ashis Sengupta, ISI Kolkata 
•Probability Models, Independence and Regression Analysis for Cylindrical Data 
Shubhabrata Das, IIM Bangalore 
•On Homogeneous Skewness for Unimodal Distributions 

3b

Probabilities on Discrete Structures:

Chair: T. P. Speed 
Anish Sarkar, ISI Delhi 
•Some Models of Random Oriented Trees 
Antar Bandyopadhyay, ISI Delhi 
•On the Cluster Size Distribution for Percolation on Some General Graphs 
Prasenjit Mitra, The Pennsylvania State University 
•A Probabilistic Model for Topic Evolution 

3c

Statistical InferenceII:

Chair: S. N. Lahiri 
Manisha Pal, University of Calcutta 
•On the ratio of two independent exponentiated Pareto variables 
Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut 
•Introduction to new methodology of random sequential probability ratio test with data analysis 
RD Reiss, University of Siegen 
•Limiting distributions and testing under residual taildependence 

10:45 am  11:00 am

Tea

11:00 am  12:30 pm

S K Chakravarty Memorial Lecture:

Chair: S. P. Mukherjee 

Discussant: Bikas C. Sanyal 
S. K. Chatterjee, University of Calcutta (Retired) 
• “ ‘What?’, ‘How?’ and ‘How much?’ of Human Development  a Holistic Viewpoint”. 

12:30  14:30

Poster Session

13:00  14:30

Lunch

14:30  16:00

Technical Session 4:

4a

Survey MethodologyI:

Chair: Tathagata Banerjee 
Arijit Chaudhuri, ISI, Kolkata 
•A property of D.B. Lahiri’s Sampling Scheme 
H. I. Hamdy, Kuwait University 
•Historical Development of the Theory of Triple Sampling 
T. Raghunathan, University of Michigan School of Public Health 
•Calibrated Multiple Imputation of Missing Values With Nonignorable Nonresponse 
M G M Khan, The University of the South Pacific 
•Optimum Stratification of Skewed Population using Gamma Distribution and Auxiliary Information 

4b

Reliability & Survival AnalysisII:

Chair: Anup Dewanji 
H J Vaman, Bangalore University 
•HarringtonFleming Type Tests for Multisate Survival Analysis and Their Applications 
Debajyoti Sinha, Florida State University 
•Tests for Equivalence of Two survival Functions in Proportional Odds Survival Model 
Samiran Ghosh, Indiana UniversityPurdue University 
•Probabilistic and Inferential Aspects of a System when Both Installation and Failure Time are Random, with Limited Availability of the Data 
D K AlMutairi, Kuwait University 
•Estimation of reliability in a series system with random sample size 

4c

Regression and Prediction:

Chair: Mousumi Bose 
Cinzia Cirillo, University of Maryland 
•Reducing simulation bias in mixed logit model estimation 
Tapan K Nayak, George Washington University 
•Risk unbiasedness in prediction 
Rajesh Ranjan Nandi, University of California, Los Angeles 
•Restricted Canonical Correlation Analysis and Multivariate Regression for analyzing Neuroimaging data with custom contrasts 

4d

Statistical InferenceIIII:

Chair: Subhashis Ghosal 
Tapas Samanta, ISI, Kolkata 
•Divergence Measures that lead to Jeffreys and Reference priors 
Soumendra Nath Lahiri, Texas A & M University 
•Higher order properties of block empirical likelihood methods 
Somesh Kumar, IIT, Kharagpur 
•Estimating common mean of a Bivariate Normal Population with order restricted variances 
Sanjay Chaudhury, National University of Singapore 
•Estimation of the minimum mean of normal populations under the tree ordered restriction 

16:00  16:15

Coffee

16:15  17:35

Technical Session 5:

5a

Semiparametric Inference:

Chair: Bani K. Mallick 
Biswabrata Pradhan, ISI,Kolkata 
•Semiparametric Analysis of Quality Adjusted Lifetime (QAL) Data in SemiMarkov IllnessDeath Model 
Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, ISI, Kolkata 
•Fast Bayesian Semiparametric curve fitting and clustering in massive data with application to cosmology 
Souvik Bandyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad 
•Bayesian semiparametric latent variable modeling of shortterm effects of air pollution on mortality in presence of missing data 
Aranya Bhaduri, Ex. Oil India Limited, Ex. Paradigm Geophysical 
•Bayesian Classification of Blood Pressure with class of predictors at different Physical Activity Levels 

5b

Population Statistics & Models:

Chair: Asis K Chattopadhyay 
Prasanta Pathak, ISI,Kolkata 
•Statistical Techniques for Extracting Useful Information from Anomalous Reporting on Occurrences of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Major States in India 
Rabindranath Jana, ISI, Kolkata 
•Means and variances of some statistics in simple social network with given outdegrees 
Subhadip Bandyopadhyay, Infosys Technologies Ltd.,Hyderabad 
•On quasi equilibrium distribution of an extended stochastic logistic model under nonlinear per capita birthdeath rate 
Kumarjit Saha, Hooghly Mohsin College, West Bengal 
•Determination of Rpositivity of a Positive Regular Matrix 

5c

Applications of StatisticsI:

Chair: A. Novikov 
Buddhananda Banerjee, ISI,Kolkata 
•Statistical Issues with Surrogate Endpoints to Estimate the Difference of Treatment Effects 
Soubhik Chakraborty, BIT Mesra, Ranchi 
•A Statistical Analysis of a Ragabased Song 
Sujata Mukherjee, Kalyani 
•Numismatics Data Recording and Bayesian Analysis 
H. Sadeghi, Neuroscience Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 
•Application of Orthogonal projections to latent structures (OPLS) statistical modeling to study the possible predictors of short term stroke prognosis 

5d

Time Series and Finance:

Chair: M. Frisen 
Jana Kubanova, Institute of Mathematics, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic 
•Modelling of the development of the selected indicators of the insurance market 
Bohdan Linda, Institute of Mathematics, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic 
•Relation between insurance rate and the economic level expressed by bootstrap correlation 
Sonali Das, CSIR Built Env. South Africa 
•The blessings of dimensionality in forecasting real house price growth in the nine CENSUS divisions of the US 
Tuhinshubhra Bhattacharya, Herambachandra College 
•Option pricing under Bernoulli and compound Poisson perturbations of AR(1) logprice process 

18:00  18:45

Students Cultural Programme

19:15

Banquet Dinner (Contributory)  Hotel Hindusthan International

December 30, 2009

9:30  11:00

R C Bose Memorial Session:

Chair: Bikas K. Sinha 
Aloke Dey, ISI Delhi 
•Nested Orthogonal arrays 
Premadhis Das, Kalyani University 
•Optimum Covariate Designs 
Shahriyar Huda, Kuwait University 
•Further Results on Moment Requirements of A and D Rotatable Designs 

11:00  11:15

Tea

11:15  13:00

Technical Session 6:

6a

Official Statistics:

Chair: Swapan K. Das 
Bimal K. Sinha, University of Maryland 
•US Statistical System 
Swaraj Nath, Central Statistical Organisation (Former DG) 
•International Developments visàvis National Statistical System 
Rajiv Mehta, SDRD, National Sample Survey Organisation 
•Measuring socio economic development through NS 
Siladitya Choudhury, DPD, National Sample Survey Organisation 
•Towards measurement of real output in the Education and Health sector – a view from ‘Capability Approach’ 
Nivedita Gupta, SDRD, National Sample Survey Organisation 
•Towards Harmonisation of Statistical Concepts and Definitions for Indian Official Statistics 

6b

EstimationI:

Chair: Tapan Nayak 
K C Mahesh, IIM Ahmedabad 
•SBRobust Estimation of concentration parameter of circular normal distribution 
K. V.Reddy, St. Annis Colg of Eng. & Tech.(Andhra) 
•Approximate Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Type I Generalized Logistic Distribution  A Twostep Iterative Method 
Sanku Dey, St Anthony’s College, Shillong, Meghalaya 
•Efficiency of the shape parameter of generalised exponential distribution under different loss functions 
Sangeeta Arora, Punjab University 
•Confidence bands and statistical inference for conditional coefficient of variation in case of crossing Lorenz curves 
Bhargab Chattopadhyay, University of Connecticut 
•Revisiting Sample Variance and Gini’s Mean Difference: Some Alternative Constructions 

6c

Applications of StatisticsII:

Chair: Ranajit Chakraborty 
Asima Sarkar, Institute of Engineering and Management, Salt Lake 
•A Comparison of the Efficiency of the Different Agricultural Perishable Commodity Futures 
Banjul Bhattacharyya, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya 
•Joint effect of weather variables on crop yield 
Swati Pandey, BIT,Mesra, Ranchi 
•A Statistical Analysis of Drought in Jharkhand State Using the Standardized Precipitation Index 
Shammi More, Brain Dynamic & Cognitive Eng. Lab,Delhi 
•Statistical signal detection techniques to understand Haptic representation of objects in visually impaired. 
Goutam Saha, MBB College, Agartala 
•Stochastic Modeling of the Grading Pattern in Presence of the Environmental Parameter 

6d

Design of ExperimentsII:

Chair: Aloke Dey 
Satyabrata Pal, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Management and Technology, Karbala 
•Statistical consideration of two real life issues in field experimentation 
Rajendranath Panda, Kalyani University 
•Reduction of cost of experimentation using invariant sequential rotatable designs 
Dilip Ghosh, Saurashtra University 
•Robustness of Latin square design against the interchange of two treatments in two, three or four rows 
Rabindranath Das, University of Burdwan 
•Joint GLM versus dual response surface approach for analyzing data from quality improvement experiments 
Siuli Mukhopadhyay, IIT Bombay 
•Quantile Dispersion Graphs to Compare the Efficiencies of Cluster Randomized Designs 

13:00  14:30

Lunch

14:30  15:45

Technical Session 7:

7a

Large Samples & Asymptotics:

Chair: Subhabrata Das 
S Ravi, University of Mysore 
•On Extremes of Mixtures, Convolution and Products of Random Variables 
Satyaki Mazumder, University of Texas at Dallas 
•Exponential Inequality and Bahadur Representation for the MAD, and Applications 
Subhadeep Mukhopadhyay, Texas A & M University 
•Penalized Empirical likelihood for mean under increasing dimensions 

7b

Multiple Testing:

Chair: Nitis Mukhopadhyay 
Sanat Sarkar, Temple University 
•Adaptive multiple testing procedures controlling the familywise error rate 
Frank Bretz, Novartis Pharmaceuticals 
•A graphical Approach to sequentially rejective multiple test procedures 

7c

Queueing Theory:

Chair: Manisha Pal 
Amit Choudhury, Gauhati University 
•Perspectives on Balking and Reneging in M/M/1/k Queuess 
Abhinav Mehta, IIT Kharagpur 
•Optimizing the flow time of patients in hospitals using queuing theory 

15:45  16:00

Coffee

16:00  17:30

Technical Session 8:

8a

EstimationII:

Chair: Dilip Roy 
Arnab Kumar Laha, IIM Ahmedabad 
•On Estimation of Current Mean and Change Magnitude 
Subhra Sankar Dhar, ISI Kolkata 
•On the derivatives of atrimmed and Winsorized means 
Debanjan Bhattacharjee, University of Connecticut 
•A Note on MinimumVariance Unbiased Estimation 
Ashutosh Shukla, Banaras Hindu University 
•Bayes estimation of Pareto life time model under LINEX loss function 

8b

Reliability & Survival AnalysisIII:

Chair: Asok K. Nanda 
Ashok K Singh, Banaras Hindu University 
•Maximum likelihood estimation of component reliability using incomplete series system lifetime data 
Subhradev Sen, Pondicherry University 
•Discrete BirnbaumSaunders Distribution and its properties related to Reliability Analysis 
Chanchal Kundu, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology 
•Higher Order Moments of the Inactivity Time 
Sudhir Murmu, Visva Bharati University 
•On P(X ≤ Y ) for extended family of distributions 

8c

Bayesian ApplicationsI:

Chair: Srijib B. Bagchi 
Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan 
•Bayesian Analysis of TwoPhase Studies: Application to Studies of GeneEnvironment Interaction 
Pulak Ghosh, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 
•A Bayesian Semiparametric Multivariate Joint Model for Multiple Longitudinal Outcomes and A Timetoevent 
Satrajit Roychoudhury, Novartis Pharmaceuticals 
•Semiparametric Bayesian Approach for Finding Minimum Effective Dose and Maximum Safe Dose 

8d

Survey MethodologyII:

Chair: Arun K. Adhikary 
G. C. Tikkiwal, JNVU, Jodhpur 
•Composite Method of Estimation for Small Domains with Application to Crop Acreage & Yield Estimation 
Kajal Dihidar, ISI Kolkata 
•Modifying classical randomized response techniques with provision for true response 
Rajesh Tailor, Vikram University 
•Estimation of Population Mean Using coefficient of Variation and Extreme Values of Auxiliary Variable 
Chaitali B Pisal, Sankhya Analytical Research Pvt Ltd, Bandra 
•Bootstappin Method: An alternative method to compare a dissolution profile data 

18:00  20:30

Guest Cultural Program

20:30

Dinner

December 31, 2009

9:30  11:00

Technical Session 9:

9a

Bayesian ApplicationsII:

Chair: Tapas Samanta 
Bani K. Mallick, Texas A & M University 
•Bayesian Analysis of Longitudinal Data Using Generalized Linear Mixed Models with the same marginal and conditional link 
Sujit K Sahu, University of Southampton 
•Fusing point and areal levelspace time data with application to wet deposition 
Subhashis Ghosal, North Carolina State University 
•Bayesian Multiscale Smoothing of Astronomical Images using the Chinese Restaurant Process 
Sujit Ghosh, North Carolina State University 
•A Variable Selection Approach to Bayesian Monotonic Regression with Bernstein Polynomials 

9b

Probability distributions:

Chair: Mir Masoom Ali 
M Ahsanullah, Rider University 
•Characterization of Geometric Distribution Based on Weak Records 
Asok K Nanda, IISER Kolkata 
•On Generalized Mean Residual Life of Record Values 
Rajat Shubhra Hazra, ISI,Kolkata 
•Tail probabilities of randomly weighted sums 
Mithu Dey, Asansol Engineering College, Kanyapur 
•Extended Normal distribution and its properties 

9c

Statistical InferenceIV:

Chair: U.Bandyopadhyay 
Andrey Novikov, UAMIztapalapa, Mexico 
•Optimal Sequentially Planned Testing of Two Hypotheses for Dependent Observationss 
Krishna K. Saha, Central Connecticut State University 
•Analysis of Proportions for Clustered Binary Data in the Presence of Unequal Dispersions 
Arindam RoyChoudhury, Columbia University 
•Composite LikelihoodBased Inferences on Genetic Data from Dependent Loci 

9d

Applications of StatisticsIII:

Chair: Partha Lahiri 
Sumitra Purkayastha, ISI Kolkata 
•Statistical analysis of multivariate brain cortical surface data using generalized projected linear models 
Amitava Mukherjee, Umea University, Sweden 
•Modelbased Classification of Varved Lake Sediment Profiles: Problems and Challenges 
Abhyuday Mandal, University of Georgia 
•Multiobjective Optimal Experimental Designs in EventRelated fMRI Studies 

11:00  11:15

Tea

11:15  12:30

Technical Session 10:

10a

Time Series and Applications:

Chair: T. Sriram 
Debdas Bandyopadhyay, University of Kalyani 
•A panel data stochastic frontier model with auto correlated efficiency 
Shibnarayan Guria, West Bengal State University, Barasat 
•Regression diagnostics for autocorrelated models with moving average errors 
Santu Ghosh, Ramachandra University Chennai 
•Alternative models of the effect of particulate matter of exposure on mortality  A time series study from Chennai, India 

10b

Small Area Estimation:

Chair: Arijit Choudhuri 
Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland 
•Robust Mean Squared Prediction Error Estimators of EBLUP of a Small Area Total Under the FayHerriot Model 
Hukum Chandra, IASRI, Delhi 
•Small Area Estimation for Skewed Data in Presence of Zeros 
Snigdhansu Chatterjee, University of Minnesota 
•On the extended FayHerriot model for small area statistics 

10c

Operations Research & Quality Management:

Chair: H. Vaman 
A Krishnamoorthy, CUSAT, Cochin 
•Inventory with service time  A Review and some new results 
Sudhansu S Maiti, Visva Bharati University 
•On Generalizing Process Capability Indices 
Mahendra Saha, VisvaBharati University 
•Inference on Generalized Process Capability Index 

12:30  13:15

Valedictory Session:

13:15  14:30

Lunch

