Seventh International Triennial Calcutta Symposium
Probability & Statistics
December 28-31, 2009
Organizers: Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta
Calcutta Statistical Association

Programme Schedule

December 28, 2009

9:00 am - 9:30 am:


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, Pro-Vice-Chancellor(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 next-generation DNA sequence data

11:45 am - 12:00 pm:


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:


Statistical Inference - I:
  Chair:   Rahul Mukerjee
Pranab Kumar Sen,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Theil-Sen 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 U-statistics for Right Censored Data with An Application to Testing Hypotheses


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


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 cross-entropy approach
Mahlet Tadesse,
Georgetown University
A stochastic partitioning method to associate high-dimensional datasets

15:45 am - 16:00 pm:


16:00 pm - 17:30 pm

Technical Session 2:


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 Distribution-free 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 two-sample location problem


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 Strength-Reliability using Gamma Model
M. Chaitanya Priya,
Acharya Nagarjuna University
Software Reliability Growth Model Based on Truncated Distributions


Discrete & Fuzzy Data:
  Chair:   Premadhis Das
University of Montreal
Efficient quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling for discrete choice models
Pondicherry University
A Statistical Perspective of Supervised and Unsupervised Learning Techniques of Artificial Neural Network
Tirthankar Ghosh,
Visva-Bharati University
Discretization of Random Variables with Applications
Nilanjan De,
Calcutta Institute of Engineering & Management
Forecasting Using Fuzzy Exponential Smoothing Model


Design of Experiments-I:
  Chair:   Kashinath Chatterjee
Anurup Majumder,
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Construction of Optimum -resolvable 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,
Visva-Bharati University
Probability of correct searching in supersaturated design
December 29, 2009

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Technical Session 3:


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


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


Statistical Inference-II:
  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
R-D Reiss,
University of Siegen
Limiting distributions and testing under residual tail-dependence

10:45 am - 11:00 am


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


14:30 - 16:00

Technical Session 4:


Survey Methodology-I:
  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


Reliability & Survival Analysis-II:
  Chair:   Anup Dewanji
H J Vaman,
Bangalore University
Harrington-Fleming Type Tests for Multi-sate 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 University-Purdue University
Probabilistic and Inferential Aspects of a System when Both Installation and Failure Time are Random, with Limited Availability of the Data
D K Al-Mutairi,
Kuwait University
Estimation of reliability in a series system with random sample size


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


Statistical Inference-IIII:
  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


16:15 - 17:35

Technical Session 5:


Semiparametric Inference:
  Chair:   Bani K. Mallick
Biswabrata Pradhan,
Semi-parametric Analysis of Quality Adjusted Lifetime (QAL) Data in Semi-Markov Illness-Death 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 short-term 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


Population Statistics & Models:
  Chair:   Asis K Chattopadhyay
Prasanta Pathak,
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 out-degrees
Subhadip Bandyopadhyay,
Infosys Technologies Ltd.,Hyderabad
On quasi equilibrium distribution of an extended stochastic logistic model under nonlinear per capita birth-death rate
Kumarjit Saha,
Hooghly Mohsin College, West Bengal
Determination of R-positivity of a Positive Regular Matrix


Applications of Statistics-I:
  Chair:   A. Novikov
Buddhananda Banerjee,
Statistical Issues with Surrogate End-points to Estimate the Difference of Treatment Effects
Soubhik Chakraborty,
BIT Mesra, Ranchi
A Statistical Analysis of a Raga-based Song
Sujata Mukherjee,
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


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) log-price process

18:00 - 18:45

Students Cultural Programme


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


11:15 - 13:00

Technical Session 6:


Official Statistics:
  Chair:   Swapan K. Das
Bimal K. Sinha,
University of Maryland
US Statistical System
Swaraj Nath,
Central Statistical Organisation (Former DG)
International Developments vis--vis 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


  Chair:   Tapan Nayak
K C Mahesh,
IIM Ahmedabad
SB-Robust 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 Two-step 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


Applications of Statistics-II:
  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


Design of Experiments-II:
  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


14:30 - 15:45

Technical Session 7:


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


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


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


16:00 - 17:30

Technical Session 8:


  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 a-trimmed 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


Reliability & Survival Analysis-III:
  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 Birnbaum-Saunders 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


Bayesian Applications-I:
  Chair:   Srijib B. Bagchi
Bhramar Mukherjee,
University of Michigan
Bayesian Analysis of Two-Phase Studies: Application to Studies of Gene-Environment Interaction
Pulak Ghosh,
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
A Bayesian Semiparametric Multivariate Joint Model for Multiple Longitudinal Outcomes and A Time-to-event
Satrajit Roychoudhury,
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Semiparametric Bayesian Approach for Finding Minimum Effective Dose and Maximum Safe Dose


Survey Methodology-II:
  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



December 31, 2009

9:30 - 11:00

Technical Session 9:


Bayesian Applications-II:
  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 level-space time data with application to wet deposition
Subhashis Ghosal,
North Carolina State University
Bayesian Multi-scale 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


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,
Tail probabilities of randomly weighted sums
Mithu Dey,
Asansol Engineering College, Kanyapur
Extended Normal distribution and its properties


Statistical Inference-IV:
  Chair:   U.Bandyopadhyay
Andrey Novikov,
UAM-Iztapalapa, 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 Likelihood-Based Inferences on Genetic Data from Dependent Loci


Applications of Statistics-III:
  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
Model-based Classification of Varved Lake Sediment Profiles: Problems and Challenges
Abhyuday Mandal,
University of Georgia
Multi-objective Optimal Experimental Designs in Event-Related fMRI Studies

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:30

Technical Session 10:


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


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 Fay-Herriot Model
Hukum Chandra,
IASRI, Delhi
Small Area Estimation for Skewed Data in Presence of Zeros
Snigdhansu Chatterjee,
University of Minnesota
On the extended Fay-Herriot model for small area statistics


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,
Visva-Bharati University
Inference on Generalized Process Capability Index

12:30 - 13:15

Valedictory Session:
  Chair:   S. P. Mukherjee

13:15 - 14:30