Ninth International Triennial Calcutta Symposium
Probability & Statistics
December 28-31, 2015
Organizers: Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta
Calcutta Statistical Association.

Tentative Programme

Date & Time Session Title Speaker Institution Title of Presentation
December 28, 2015
9:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:45 Inauguration
Chair: J.K. Ghosh
Welcome address: Nitis Mukhopadhyay Chairman, Organizing Committee
Inaugural address: Swagata Sen Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of Calcutta
Address of Chief Guest: D.J. Chattopadhyay Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Kolkata
Address of Guest of honour: S. Chakravarti Banerjee Pro-Vice Chancellor (BA&F), University of Calcutta
Chairman's address:
Vote of thanks: Manisha Pal Convener, Organizing Committee
10:45 – 11:15 High Tea
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
12:15 - 13:30 (I) Technical Session 1a
Bayesian Inference-I
Chair: P.K. Sen
Debjyoti Sinha Florida State University, USA Bayesian Variable Selections for Skewed Heteroscedastic Error Models
Malay Ghosh University of Florida, USA Bayesian multiple testing under sparsity for polynomial-tailed distributions
Sudipto Banerjee UCLA School of Public Health, USA Bayesian Modeling and Inference for Massive Spatial-Temporal Data
(I) Technical Session 1b
Spatio-Temporal Modelling
Chair: Dipak Dey
Prabir Burman University of California, Davis, USA Estimation of prediction error in time series
T. N. Sriram University of Georgia, USA Robust estimation of conditional variance of time series using density power divergences
Arnab Bhattacharjee Heriot-Watt University, UK. Spatially Varying Regression Over Irregularly Shaped Regions: An Application to Hedonic House Price Model
(I) Technical Session 1c
Statistical Inference - 1
Chair: Bimal Roy
Sanat Sarkar Fox School of Business and Management, Philadelphia,USA Multiple Testing of Grouped Hypotheses
Ashis Sengupta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Omnibus Tests for Homogeneity of Mean Directions of Several Independent Circular and Spherical Distributions
(I) Technical Session 1d
Characterization - I
Chair: Anup Dewanji
Santanu Chakraborty University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, USA Some recent results on characterization of exponential distribution based on maximum order statistics
13:30 - 14:30 Group Photo & Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 (C) Technical Session 2a
Design of Experiments-I
Chair: Sunanda Bagchi
Karabi Nandy University of California Los Angeles, USA Finite Sample Properties of A-Optimal Designs for a Dose-Response Model
Manjunatha G.R. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, WB, India Neighbour designs in linear blocks with group divisible association scheme for correlated observations
Mahesh Kumar Panda Central University of Orissa, Odisha, India D-optimal designs for becker’s quadratic mixture model with spline
Manoj Kumar Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, WB, Indiaa Block designs for comparing test treatments versus control treatment with correlated observations
(C) Technical Session 2b
Biostatistics - I
Chair: Rahul Bhattacharya
Siddhartha Mandal Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon, India ANCOM: A novel compositional method to analyze microbial compositions with applications
Rakesh Kumar Saroj Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Case –Control study of STI Patients and its associated risk factors
Arpita Ghosh Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon, Haryana, India Neighborhood heterogeneity in health and well-being among the elderly– evidence from Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) in India
Geeta Verma Dr Y S P University of Horticulture and Forestry, Himachal Pradesh Genotype-environmental Interaction and Stability Analysis in Rose cultivar ‘First Red’
(C) Technical Session 2c
Sequential Analysis
Chair: Thorsten Dickhaus
Suman Sarkar Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Odds ratio based group sequential analysis for joint binomial and inverse binomial sampling
Shyamal Krishna De National Institute of Science Education & Research, Odisha, India Sequential Multiple Testing Controlling Tail Probabilities of Both False Discovery and Non-discovery Proportions and Other Error rates
Debanjan Bhattacharjee Utah Valley University, Orem, USA Confidence Interval Estimation Following SPRT in a Normal Distribution with Equal Mean and Variance
Dhiman Dutta Asutosh College, Kolkata, India Partial sequential test for the generalized behrens-fisher problem
(C) Technical Session 2d
Quality Control
Chair: Asis Kumar Chakraborty
Sabyasachi Mukherjee NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur, India Sampling Inspection Plan under Multivariate Setup
S. Umamaheswari Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India Selection of bayesian skip lot sampling plan with repetitive group sampling plan through golub’s minimization approach
Moutushi Chatterjee Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, India Estimation of the plug-in estimator of cpk, a popular process capability index, based on control chart information and the corresponding process capability control charts
K. Vinitha Xavier Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu, India Construction and Selection of Generalized Two Plan System with Reference Sampling planinvolving Quality Levels
(C) Technical Session 2e
Bayesian Inference-II
Chair: Sudipto Banerjee
Durba Bhattacharya St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India A Bayesian Semiparametric Approach to Learning About Gene-Gene Interactions in Case-Control Studies
Prasenjit Ghosh Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Posterior Concentration Properties of a General Class of Shrinkage Priors around Nearly Black Vectors
Arindom Chakraborty Visva-Bharati University, India Application of Expression Quantitative Locus Mapping for Identification of Hot-spots using an Empirical Bayes Mixture Model
Trisha Maitra Department of Applied Mathematics, Calcutta University, India Asymptotic Theory of Bayes Factor in Stochastic Differential Equations with Random Effects
15:30 - 15:45 Tea/ Coffee
15:45 - 17:00 (I) Technical Session 3a
Reliability - I
Chair: S.P. Mukherjee
Ananda Sen University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Recurrent Events Under Dependent Competing Risks and Missing Cause of Failure
N. Chandra Pondicherry University, India Bayes Estimation of parameters of Augmented Gamma Strength Reliability Models
Sudhansu S. Maiti Visva Bharati University, India Generalized Process Capability Index and its Statistical Inference
(I) Technical Session 3b
Chair: Somnath Datta
Tapan Kumar Chakrabarty North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India Estimating Tail Probability for Anthropometric z-scores: Measuring Undernutrition Prevalence among Children under age five
Partha Lahiri University of Maryland, College Park, USA Can a single parametric bootstrap generate second-order unbiased and strictly positive MSE estimator of EBLUP of a small area mean?
(I) Technical Session 3c
Design of Experiments-II
Chair: Satyabrata Pal
D. K. Ghosh Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India Youden square designs with interchange of treatments
Rabindra Nath Das University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India Invariant Robust Second-Order Rotatable Designs For Some Lifetime Distributions
Siuli Mukhopadhyay Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India Optimal two-treatment crossover designs for binary response models
(I) Technical Session 3d
Social Statistics
Chair: Asis Kumar Chattopadhyay
Dipak K. Dey University of Connecticut, USA Community Detection in a Social Network
Ashis Kumar Chakraborty Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Normalization of Marks
17:00 - 18:00 (C) Technical Session 4a
Statistical Inference -II
Chair: Shelton Peiris
Sedigheh Mirzaei Salehabadi Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Regression under Cox’s Model for Recall-based Time-to-Event Data in Observational Studies
Soumalya Mukhopadhyay Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India Generalized mean as a robust estimator of population location
Sanku Dey St. Anthony's College, Shillong Statistical Properties and Different Methods of Estimation of Dagum Distribution
Kiranmoy Chatterjee Bidhannagar College, Kolkata On the integrated likelihood inference for population size in Dual-record System
(C) Technical Session 4b
Industrial Statistics
Chair: Debasis Kundu
Kuntal Bakuli University of Calcutta, India Performance Analysis of M/M(a,b)/1 Queueing Model With Balking and Reneging
Hare Krishna Maity University of Calcutta, India An EOQ model with iso-elastic demand under stochastic inflation rate
Amit Krishna Baral Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Assessment of cpm in the presence of measurement errors
Anwesha Samanta Jain College, Bangalore, India A periodic review inventory policy for non-instantaneous deteriorating items with time dependent deterioration and demand rates and backlogging rate dependent on the waiting time
(C) Technical Session 4c
Time Series
Chair: T. Sriram
Sumanta Basu University of California Berkeley, USA Regularized Estimation in Sparse High-dimensional Time Series Models
Souveek Halder Australian National University, Australia Identifying the unknown lag order in an autoregressive model in the possible presence of a single structural break
Soumen Pal ICAR-IASRI, Pusa, New Delhi Neural Network Autoregression Approach for Modeling and Forecasting of Monthly Rainfall Volume during Monsoon
(C) Technical Session 4d
Variable Selection and Robust Inference
Chair: S. Ravi
Shibasish Dasgupta University of South Alabama, USA Variable Selection Using Kullback-Leibler Divergence Loss
Arnab Kumar Maity Northern Illinois University, USA An Efficient Method for Variable Selection in Linear and Non-Linear Models
Abhijit Maji Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, India Exploring Properties of Generalized Power Divergence
(C) Technical Session 4e
Statistical Modelling
Chair: Ananda Sen
Ranjit Kumar Paul Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, India Long Memory in Maximum and Minimum Temperature Series in India
Legesse Kassa Debusho University of South Africa Modelling bivariate extremes of rainfall in South Africa
Kaushik Jana Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Calibration of River Flow Measurements from Historical Data: Paving the Way for an International Accord
Sanjib Kumar Gupta Sarsuna College, Kolkata, India Hazard gradients estimation from incomplete two-dimensional warranty data
December 29, 2015
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:45 (I) Technical Session 5a
Design of Experiments-III
Chair: Abhyuday Mandal
Rajender Parsad ICAR-IASRI, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi, India Construction of Incomplete Block Designs through Integer Programming
Satyabrata Pal Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Evolution in analysis of field experimental data – an overview
Sunanda Bagchi Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore India On Orthogonality through the block factor
(I) Technical Session 5b
Survey Sampling - I
Chair: Partha Lahiri
Arijit Chaudhuri Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Unbiased Estimation of Total Rural Loans Advanced and Incurred in an Indian State Along With Unbiased Estimation of Variance in Estimation
M.G.M. Khan The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, Malayasia A Bivariate Stratified Sampling Design
Pulakesh Maiti Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Estimation of Population Proportion Involving Interactive Linear Models
(I) Technical Session 5c
Stochastic Processes
Chair: Uttam Bandyopadhyay
Jyotirmoy Sarkar IUPUI, USA A Simple Random Walk on Euclidean Solids
Rajat Hazra Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Extremes of super critical discrete Gaussian free field
Shelton Peiris The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia Generalized Fractional Processes with Stochastic Variance Variance
10:45 - 11:00 Tea/ Coffee
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
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
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
16:15 - 16:30 Tea/ Coffee
16:30 - 17:30 (C) Technical Session 6a
Statistics in Social Science
Chair: Pulakesh Maity
Arindam Gupta Burdwan University, India Intimate Partner Violence – A Statistical Measure
Vishal Midya Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata India A Study on Pattern of Speech Modulation Spectrum of Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Typically Developing Children (TD)
Labananda Choudhury Gauhati University, India A Generalized Measure of Life Expectancy and Its Application to Rural Nagaland
(C) Technical Session 6b
Nonparametric Inference
Chair: Arusharka Sen
Suman Guha Bethune College, Kolkata, India Nonparametric Nonstationary Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Data Through State Space Approach
Sandipan Dutta University of Louisville, U.S.A. A Rank-Sum Test for Clustered Data When the Number of Subjects in a Group Within a Cluster Is Informative
Anil Gaur Thapar University, Patiala, India A General Class of Nonparametric Two-Sample Scale Tests Based on Subsamples
Tamalika Koley Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Non-parametric maximum likelihood estimation of sub distribution functions of current status data with competing risks
(C) Technical Session 6c
Linear Models and Design of Experiments
Chair: Mausumi Bose
Garima Priyadarshini University of Delhi, India Nested Cross-over Designs
Samrat Hore Tripura University, India Optimal Allocation of Experimental Units with Known Categorical Covariates into Two Treatments
Sutapa Ghosh Visva-Bharati University, India Extended mixed-level (2m1 * 3m2) supersaturated designs
Satya Prakash Singh Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India Bayesian Crossover Designs for Generalized Linear Models
(C) Technical Session 6d
Multivariate Analysis
Chair: Ashis Sengupta
Soumita Modak University of Calcutta, India Clustering of Gamma-Ray Bursts through Kernel Principal Component Analysis
R.Vishnu Vardhan Pondicherry University, India On Crossover Multivariate ROC curves
Hiranmoy Das Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, WB, India Application of PCA Technique in ANCOVA Model with Multiple Significant Covariates
(C) Technical Session 6e
Inaccuracy Measurements
Chair: Sudhansu S. Maiti
Mirza A. K. Baig University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India A new generalised useful fuzzy inaccuracy measures and their bounds
Abhishek Sheoran MD University, Rohtak, India On generalized fuzzy inaccuracy measure of order-a and its application to multiple-criteria decision making
Amit Ghosh Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Rae Bareli U.P., India Dynamic Generalized Kerridge inaccuracy Measure for Bivariate Lifetimes
18:15 - 20:00 Cultural programme followed by dinner
December 30, 2015
9:30 - 10:45 (I) Technical Session 7a
Data Analysis - I
Chair: Avinash Dharmadhikari
Marc G. Genton King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia Computational challenges with big environmental data
Tapan Nayak George Washington University, USA A New Approach to Measuring and Controlling Identification Risk in Statistical Data Release
Ying Sun King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia Functional Data Visualization
(I) Technical Session 7b
Bayesian Inference-III
Chair: Tapas Samanta
Gauri Sankar Datta University of Georgia, USA and US Census Bureau Hierarchical Bayesian Small Area Estimation Using Normal Mixture Models
Sanjay Chaudhuri National University of Singapore, Singapore Hamiltonian monte carlo in Bayesian empirical likelihood computation
Tarun Souradeep IUCAA, Pune, India Bayesian inference on the sphere beyond statistical isotropy
(I) Technical Session 7c
Biostatistics - II
Chair: Sushmita Datta
Saonli Basu University of Minnesota, USA A unified test for population-based multiple correlated phenotype-genotype association analysis
Sujit Ghosh NC State University, USA Dynamic Model Based Methods to Test for Biosimilarity
Bhramar Mukherjee University of Michigan, USA Shrinkage methods utilizing auxiliary information from external data sources to improve prediction models with many covariates
(I) Technical Session 7d
Probability/Stochastic Processes
Chair: Jyotirmoy Sarkar
Arijit Chakrabarty Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India Remarks on absolute continuity in the context of free probability and random matrices
Arka Ghosh Iowa State University, Ames, USA Dynamic Scheduling for Markov Modulated Single-server Multiclass Queueing Systems in Heavy Traffic
B. Rajeev Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India Brownian random times : Regeneration and Reversal
10:45 - 11:00 Tea/ Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 (C) Technical Session 8a
Data Analysis - II
Chair: Rabindra Nath Das
Subhadeep Mukhopadhyay Temple University, Philadelphia, USA Distributed Statistical Learning Framework for Small and Big Data
Sneha Chakrabarty Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India On Statistical Analysis of the Pattern of Evolution of Perceived Emotions Induced by Hindustani Music –Study Based on Listener Responses
Sinjini Sikdar University of Louisville, KY, USA An integrative exploratory analysis of genomics data from the ICGC cancer genomes lung adenocarcinoma study
Abhishek Bhattacharjee University of Florida, USA Collusion Resistant Data Collection Method for Preserving Privacy
(C) Technical Session 8b
Survey Sampling - II
Chair: Tapabrata Maity
Santanu Pramanik Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon, India Vaccination Coverage in India: A Small Area Estimation Approach
Purnima Shaw Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, India Estimating conditional function of two sensitive characteristics in a finite population using Item Count Technique
Monika Saini Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Exponential Type Ratio Estimator for Finite Population MeanUsing Rank Set Sampling
Ankita Dey University of Calcutta, India Latent Class Analysis under Multistage Cluster Sampling using Maximum Likelihood Approach
(C) Technical Session 8c
Reliability - II
Chair: Aditya Chatterjee
Ayon Ganguly Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, India Bayesian Analysis of Simple Step-stress Model under Weibull Lifetimes
Piyali Kundu Visva-Bharati University, India Reliability of a system (Rp), when multiple stresses applied against single strength
Indrani Mukherjee Visva-Bharati University, India Estimation of the Probability mass function and Cumulative distribution function of some standard discrete distributions useful in Reliability modelling
(C) Technical Session 8d
Stochastic Process/ MCMC
Chair: Sujit Ghosh
Saran Ishika Maitiy Visva-Bharati University, India A Symmetric Simple Random Walk on a Finite Linear Path or on a Finite Circular Network
Khreshna Syuhada Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia The improved Value-at-Risk for heteroscedastic processes and their coverage probability
Arunangshu Biswas Presidency University, Kolkata, India Adaptation in MCMC for heavy tailed target distribution
Priyaranjan Dash Tripura University, India A Note on Linear Growth Process With Immigration-Emigration in Presence of Multiple Births
(C) Technical Session 8e
Statistical Inference-III
Chair: Prabir Burman
Pronoy Kanti Mandal ISI, Kolkata On high dimensional two-sample tests based on nearest neighbors
Mahendra Saha Department of Statistics, Central University of Rajasthan, India Generalized Lifetime Performance Index with Lindley Distributed Characteristics
K. Veman Reddy Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University Change-Point Methodology for Detecting Dynamic Trends Using Modified Weibull Distribution
Atanu Kumar Ghosh Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata How to throw away data, if you must
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
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:00 - 15:45 Poster Session
15:45 - 16:30 (C) Technical Session 9a
Design of Experiments-IV
Chair: D. K. Ghosh
Satyananda Basak Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India Robust optimum techniques in design of experiments for real-life data pertaining to field experiments
Anurup Majumdar Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India Neighbour designs in linear blocks with group divisible association scheme for correlated observations
Arpan Bhowmik ICAR-IASRI, Pusa, New Delhi, India Symmetric Factorial Experiments with Minimally Changed Run Sequences
(C) Technical Session 9b
Industrial Applications of Statistics
Chair: Amita Pal
Saswata Sahoo Advanced Technology Lab, Samsung R&D, Bangalore, India Event Detection for Vehicle Maneuvering Based on Smart Phone Sensors
Soham Chakraborty Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Economic passive regulation of a growth process in the presence of process failure
Srikant Patil Doddappa Appa Institute of MCA, Kalaburagi, India Analysis of Production Downtimes of Thermal Power Plant at Raichur-A Case Study
(C) Technical Session 9c
Reliability & Survival Analysis
Chair: Debasis Sengupta
Subhradev Sen Malabar Cancer Centre, Kerala, India Survival estimation in Xgamma distribution with progressively type-II right censored sample
Sonal Budhiraja Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Cost minimization based optimum life testing plans under progressive Type-I interval censoring
Ashish Kumar Manipal University Jaipur, India Performance Measures of a cold standby System with Imperfect Switch Device Subject to Weibull Failure and Repair Laws
(C) Technical Session 9d
Characterisation - II
Chair: Asok K. Nanda
Vikas Kumar UIET, M. D. University, Rohtak, India Characterization of Lifetime Distribution Based on Generalized Interval Entropy
H.C. Taneja Delhi Technological University, India Characterization Results Based on Dynamic Renyi Entropy of Order Statistics
Daif-Al-Mutairi Kuwait University, Kuwait On Characterization of the Lindley Distribution
16:30 - 16:45 Tea/ Coffee
16:45 - 18:00 (I) Technical Session 10a
Non-Gaussian Modelling
Chair: Gaurishankar Datta
Debasis Kundu Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India A Journey Beyond Normality
Thorsten Dickhaus University of Bremen, Germany On the Simes inequality in elliptical models
S. Ravi University of Mysore, India A tale of tails through tail equivalence
(I) Technical Session 10b
Biostatistics - III
Chair: Saurabh Ghosh
Dulal K Bhaumik University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Statistical Methodologies for Neuro-Connectivity Analysis Using Multimodal Neuroimaging Data
Govindan Rangarajan Indian Institute of Science ,Bangalore, India Applications of Granger Causality to Neuroscience
Susmita Datta University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA Improved Protein Inference from Tandem Mass Spectrometry Data
(I) Technical Session 10c
Statistical Inference - IV
Chair: Sanat Sarkar
Abdus S. Wahed University of Pittsburgh, USA SMART Estimators for SMART Studies
Arusharka Sen Concordia University, USA High-dimensional behavior of some multivariate two-sample tests
B. Gogoi Dibrugarh University, India A Study on Goodness of Fit test for Exponentiality
(I) Technical Session 10d
Chair: Atanu Biswas
Kofi Placid Adragni University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA Dealing with Big Data in Regression: A Sufficient Dimension Reduction Approach
Somnath Datta University of Florida, FL, USA Marginal and Joint Regression Models for Clustered Data Inference When the Cluster Size is Potentially Informative
Tapabrata Maity Michigan State University, USA Variable Selection for High-dimensional Spatial Regression
19:00 - 22:00 Contributory Banquet Dinner at Hotel Hindusthan International
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
11:15 - 11:45 Tea/ Coffee
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  
13:30 - 14:00 Valedictory Session
Chair: Uttam Bandyopadhyay
14:00 onwards Lunch