Eighth International Triennial Calcutta Symposium
Probability & Statistics
December 27-30, 2012
Organizers: Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta
Calcutta Statistical Association.

Tentative Programme

Date & Time Session Title Speaker Institution Title of Presentation
December 27, 2012
9:30 - 10:45 Inauguration
10:45 - 11:45 Keynote Address
Chair: J. K. Ghosh
Peter Mueller University of Texas at Austin, USA Towards Breaking the Histone Code - Bayesian Graphical Models for Histone Modifications
11:45 - 12:00 Tea/Coffee
12:00 - 13:00 S N Roy Memorial Lecture
Chair: Rahul Mukherjee
Peter G. Hall University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Classification Using Function Scraps
13:00 - 14:30 Group Photo & Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Technical Session 1a: Statistical Inference 1
Chair: Malay Ghosh
Tapabrata Maiti Michigan State University, USA Variable selection for spatial logistic regression models
Sanjay Chaudhuri National University of Singapore, Singapore An Conditional Empirical Likelihood Approach to Combine Sampling Design and Population Level Information
Thorsten Dickhaus Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany Structural simultaneous statistical inference
Mayetri Gupta University of Glasgow, Scotland An Evolutionary Monte Carlo Algorithm for Bayesian Block Clustering of Data Matrices
Technical Session 1b: Combinatorics and Design of Experiments 1
Chair: Kashinath Chatterjee
Aloke Dey Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India Efficiency Factors for Natural Contrasts in Partially Confounded Factorial Designs
Abhyuday Mandal University Of Georgia, USA Optimal designs for two-level factorial experiments with binary response
Kimmo Vehkalahti University of Helsinki, Finland Solving combinatorial matrix problems with Khatri–Rao and Hadamard products using the editorial approach of Muste
Augustyn Markiewicz Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland Optimal circular block designs under interference models
Technical Session 1c: Probabilities on Discrete Structures
Chair: Wei-Liem Loh
Rahul Roy Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India Finite clusters in high intensity Poisson stick percolation
Anish Sarkar Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India Brownian Web in the Scaling Limit of Supercritical Oriented Percolation in Dimension 1+1
Antar Bandyopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India The Connectivity Threshold of Random Geometric Graphs with Cantor Distributed Vertices
Krishanu Maulik Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Rates of convergence of color count in balanced urn models
Technical Session 1d: Clinical Trials
Chair: Pranab Kumar Sen
Triptish Bhatia Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India Impact of Yoga on Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia
Sati Mazumdar University of Pittsburgh, USA Nonparametric MANOVA approaches in clinical research
Abdus Wahed University of Pittsburgh, USA Statistical methods for comparing dynamic treatment regimes through sequentially randomized trials
Takahashi Yanagawa Kurume University, Japan Mathematical model for ranking generic drugs and its characteristic
16:00 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee
16:15 - 17:15 Technical Session 2a: Asymptotic Inference
Chair: Thorsten Dickhaus
Haruhiko Ogasawara Otaru University of Commerce, Japan Monotonic transformations for the Cornish-Fisher expansion
Munmun Biswas Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India A Nonparametric Two Sample Test Applicable to High Dimensional Data
M S Ravikumar Acharya Nagarjuna University, India Approximate MLE in Burr Type X Distribution
Technical Session 2b: Regression Analysis
Chair: Simo Puntanen
Yuri V Chebrakov State Polytechnical University, Russian Federation Using analytical solutions of regression problems in econometrics
Abhijit Dasgupta National Institute of Health, USA Probability Machines: A nonparametric alternative to logistic regression
Sumanta Adhya West Bengal State University, Barasat, India Inference on finite population polychotomous responses
Ishapathik Das Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, India Selection of designs for multinomial regression models in the presence of link misspeci?cation
Technical Session 2c: Reliability and Operations Research 1
Chair: Yogendra Chaubey
Sanku Dey St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, India On Progressively Censored Two-Parameter Rayleigh Distribution
Shyamsundar Sahoo Haldia Goverment College, Haldia, India Testing whether hazard rate of a sample has increasing ratio with hazard rate of another sample
Ritwik Bhattacharya Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India On Optimum Hybrid Censoring Scheme : A Cost Function Approach
Ishita Basak Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India On Cpk assessment in the presence of Tool Wear
December 28, 2012
9:30 - 10:00 Technical Session 3a: Statistical Inference 2
Chair: Gaurangadeb Chattopadhyay
Goutam Saha Govt. Degree College, Kamalpur, Tripura Estimation of transition probability matrix in continuous evaluation process of examination: using weighted least-square method
Sedigheh Mirzaei Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Estimating distribution of age at menarche based on recall information,
Technical Session 3b: Biostatistics 1
Chair: Manisha Pal
Buddhnanda Banerjee Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Gain in efficiency and sample size reduction using surrogate end-points: An application to Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test
Paramita Saha-Chaudhuri Duke University, Durham, UK Non-parametric Estimation of a Time-dependent Predictive Accuracy Curve
Technical Session 3c: Time Series
Chair: Augustyn Markiewicz
Himadri Ghosh Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, India Modelling and Forecasting of Asymmetric Stochastic Volatility Model with Mean
Kuttykrishnan A P Kannur University, Kerala, India Time series models using geometric stable distributions
10:00 - 11:30 Technical Session 4a: Nonparametric Inference
Chair: Nitis Mukhopadhyay
Yogendra Chaubey Concordia University, Montreal, Canada On Nonparametric Estimators of the Density of a Non-negative Function of Observations
Somnath Datta University of Louisville, USA Nonparametric Hazard Regression for State Waiting Times in a Multistate Model
Emad-Eldin Aly Kuwait University, Kuwait Nonparametric tests based on ratio statistics for comparing several populations
Susmita Datta University of Louisville, USA Nonparametric Regression Using Partial Least Squares Dimension Reduction in Multistate Models
Technical Session 4b: Biostatistics 2
Chair: Indranil Mukhopadhyay
KyungMann Kim University of Wisconsin, USA A Covariate-Adjusted Score Test of Homogeneity in Two-Component Parametric Mixture Models for Count Data
Sujit Ghosh North Carolina State University, USA A Flexible Class of Models for Longitudinal Data Subject to Data Irregularities
Bhramar Mukherjee University of Michigan, USA Meta analysis of studies of gene environment interaction
Hrishikesh Chakraborty The University of South Carolina, USA Stochastic Process Models to Compare Transition Probabilities for Comparative Studies
Technical Session 4c: Multivariate Analysis
Chair: Arusharka Sen
Ashis Sengupta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Multivariate Probability Distributions on Smooth Manifolds with Applications
Surajit Ray Boston University, USA Functional Factor Analysis For Periodic Remote Sensing Data
Anil Ghosh Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Classification using Localized Spatial Depth with Multiple Scales of Localization
Apratim Guha Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India Modelling and analysis of multivariate ordinal categorical data in longitudinal setup
11:30 - 11:45 Tea/Coffee
11:45 - 12:30 Special Lecture 1
Chair: Peter G Hall
Y. Benjamini Tel Aviv University, Israel Replicability and Selective Inference
12:30 - 13:15 Special Lecture 2
Chair: Peter G Hall
Jayanta Kumar Ghosh Purdue University, USA Two Groups and One Group Models for Multiple Testing
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Technical Session 5a: Statistical Inference 3
Chair: Somnath Datta
Nitis Mukhopadhyay University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA Sequential Fixed-Width Confidence Interval Procedures for the Mean Under Multiple Boundary Crossings
Arusharka Sen Concordia University, Canada Testing for Positive Cure-rate under Random and Case-1 Interval Censoring
Shubhabrata Das Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India On Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Model selection for a family of Generalized Geometric Distributions with random right-censored data
Subrata Kundu George Washington University, USA Some remarks on generalizations of the likelihood function and the likelihood principle
Technical Session 5b: Sample Surveys 1
Chair: T. J. Rao
Arijit Chaudhuri Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Panel Rotation in Unequal Probability Sampling
Gauri S. Datta University of Georgia, Athens, USA Benchmarking Small Area Estimators
Hukum Chandra Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, India Spatial Nonstationarity in Small Area Estimation
Hitoshi Motoyama Shinshu university, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan The Frisch-Waugh-Lowell theorem for survey weighted regression and its applications
Technical Session 5c: Quality and Reliability
Chair: S. P. Mukherjee
Dilip Roy University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, India Stability of the characterization results in terms of reliability measures under matishuta’s and other distances
Anup Dewanji Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Software Reliability Models for the Modern Bug Database
Sudhansu S Maiti Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India On Generalized Quality Capability Index
Technical Session 5d: Numerical Methods and Data Analysis
Chair: Emad-Eldin Aly
Debajyoti Sinha Florida State University, USA Semiparametric Bayesian Analysis of Highly Skewed Longitudinal Data with Partial-linear Median
Biswabrata Pradhan Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Estimation of unknown population size based on general order statistic model by Bayesian approach
Elizabeth Stanwyck University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA Statistical Tests of Agreement Based on Non-Standard Data
16:00 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee
16:15 - 17:30 Technical Session 6a: Bayesian Analysis
Chair: Gauri Sankar Datta
Paolo Rocchi Luiss University, Roma, Italy Selection of Bayesian and Classical Statistics: a Pragmatic Matter?
Adrijo Chakraborty University of Georgia, Athens, USA A Hierarchical Mixture Model for Small Area Estimation
Abhra Sarkar Texas A & M university, USA Density Deconvolution in the Presence of Conditionally Heteroscedastic Measurement Errors
Sayantan Banerjee North Carolina State University, USA Fast Bayesian Model Assessment for Nonparametric Additive Regression
Sheikh Taslim Ali Karnataka university, Dharwad, India Comparative Bayesian Estimation of Reproduction Number under Stochastic Model Choices for Pandemic Influenza from daily case notification data
Technical Session 6b: Biostatistics 3
Chair: Sati Majumdar
Sonali Das CSIR, South Africa Challenges in the estimation of net Carbon content in the Southern Ocean
Saonli Basu University of Minnesota, USA Rare Variants Analysis in Sequencing Studies
Palash Ghosh Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Matched Case-Control Study with Reporting Bias: An Analysis of Spontaneous Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Reports
Sutirtha Chakraborty University of Louisville, USA Surrogate variable analysis using partial least squares (SVA-PLS) in gene expression studies
Sinjini Mitra California State University, Fullerton, USA Use of social media for deploying health-related information by a large health plan in the United States – A Case Study
Technical Session 6c: Design of Experiments 2 Chair: Aloke Dey Paula Camelia Trandafir Public University of Navarre, Espana Studying the pharmacokinetic models via optimal design theory
Satya P. Singh Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, India Comparison of three level unbalanced cluster designs
Samrat Hore Tripura university, Agartala, Tripura, India Allocation Design of Experimental Units with Known Covariates into Various Treatment Groups
Santosh Patil Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, India Generalised efficiency balanced (geb) block designs with correlated errors for even number of treatments
19:00-22:00 Banquet (at Hotel Hindustan International, contributory **)
December 29, 2012
9:30 - 10:15 Technical Session 7a: Statistical Inference 4
Chair: Uttam Bandyopadhyay
Abisa Sinha Adhikary Bethune College, Kolkata, India Study of Initial Mass Function with Primordial Binaries through Gibbs Sampling
Avijit Maji Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Robust Predictive Distributions For Exponential Families Using Minimum Density Power Divergence Estimator
Mahesh K C Som-Lalit Institute of Business Management, Ahmedabad, India SB-robust Estimators of the Parameters of the Wrapped Normal Distribution
Technical Session 7b: Mutivariate Analysis
Chair: Y. Benjamini
Tuli De Heritage College of Technology, Kolkata, India Performance Comparison of clustering techniques on the basis of galaxy data
Saran Ishika Maiti Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India An introspection to Equi-Covariable Composite Class
Sandipan Roy University of Michigan, USA Estimation of Time Varying Networks Using Latent Space Approach
Technical Session 7c: Data Confidentiality Protection
Chair: Bani Mullick
Tapan Nayak George Washington University, USA Protecting Data Confidentiality via Noise Multiplication
Thomas Mathew University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA A Comparison of Disclosure Control Methods: Multiple Imputa-tion Versus Noise Multiplication
10:15 - 11:15 R C Bose Memorial Session
Chair: Premadhis Das
Simo Puntanen University Of Tampere, Finland Equalities between OLSE, BLUE and BLUP in the linear model
Kashi Nath Chatterjee Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India Designs for Model Selection
11:15 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee
11:30 - 13:30 Poster Session
13:30-14:50 Lunch
14:50-16:00 Technical Session 8a: Design of Experiments 3
Chair: Mausumi Bose
Rabin Das University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, India Robust first order designs for somelifetime distributions
Anurup Majumder Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, India Construction of µ-resolvable all ordered neighbor balanced bib designs
Pritam Ranjan Acadia University, Canada A Unified Approach to Factorial Designs with Randomization Restrictions
Technical Session 8b: Bayesian Inference
Chair: Peter Mueller
Bani Mallick Texas A&M University, USA Bayesian uncertainty quantification for subsurface inversion using a multiscale hierarchical model
Dhiman Bhadra Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India A Bayesian Semiparametric Approach for Incorporating Longitudinal Information on Exposure History for Inference in Case-Control Studies
Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India An Improved Bayesian Semiparametric Model for Palaeoclimate Reconstruction
Technical Session 8c: Stochastic Processes, Time Series and Signal processing
Chair: Anup Dewanji
Wei-Liem Loh National University, Singapore On the sparsity of signals in a random sample
Suman Majumdar University of Connecticut, USA On Convergence of Random Linear Functionals
Prabir Burman The University of California, USA Generalized Exponential Prediction in Time Series.
Technical Session 8d: Biostatistics 4
Chair: Kyung Mann Kim
Mousumi Banerjee University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Survival Trees and Forest for Thyroid Cancer Prognostication
Indranil Mukhopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Multilocus association tests using phenotypic and genotypic similarity between individuals
Dipankar Bandyopadhyay University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Skew-normal/independent linear mixed models for censored responses with applications to HIV viral loads
16:00 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee
16:15 - 17:30 Technical Session 9a: Statistical Inference 5
Chair: Prabir Burman
Radhakanta Das University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, India A Distribution-free Test Procedure For Two Sample Location Problem In a Two-Stage Ethical Allocation Design
Suryashis Chatterjee University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India Repeated Measurement Design Under Nonparametric Setup
Debajit Chatterjee University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India Generalization of Nonparametric Behrens-Fisher Problem
Shymal Krishna De The University of Texas at Dallas, USA Stepwise Methods of Multiple Testing Controlling Generalized Familywise Error Rates I and II in Sequential Trials
Swarnali Banerjee University of Connecticut, USA A Sequential Fixed-Size Confidence Interval for the Mean of a Negative Binomial Count Data with Emphasis on Statistical Ecology
Technical Session 9b:Sample Surveys and Population Statistics
Chair: Arijit Chaudhuri
Kajal Dihidar Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Estimating population mean with doubtful missing data in unequal probability sampling
Parichoy Pal Choudhury Johns Hopkins University, USA Enhancing Genetic Case-control Studies Using Sample Surveys
Kiranmoy Chatterjee Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India On the estimation of omission rate for Indian census count
Bratati Chakraborty Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, India Change Point Inference in Growth Curve Models
Technical Session 9c: Stochastic Processes 2
Chair: Rahul Roy
Neeraja Sahasrabudhe University of Padova, Italy Covariance realization problem for spin systems
Tuhinsubhra Bhattacharya University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India A Gaussian Process arising from Likert-Type of scaling
Arpita Inamdar University of Pune, Pune, India On extension of results of Dion and Essebbar for Controlled Branching Process in Random Environment
Arunangshu Biswas Presidency University, Kolkata, India Comparison of Standard and Adaptive MCMC using their diffusive limits
Shovan Chowdhury Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, India On Statistical analysis of independent quasi-identical M/M/c//r queueing systems
18:30-20:30 Cultural Function
Students’ performances
Tagore and Einstein: A Shared Philosophy by Dr. Sudeshna Basu and Shri Barun Chanda
Instrumental Music by Sur Saptak Musical Troupe
December 30, 2012
9:00 - 10:50 P C Mahalanobis, P K Bose, A K Bhattacharya & H K Nandi Memorial Session:
Chair: S. K. Chatterjee
T J Rao C. R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Hyderabad, India  
Shyamaprasad Mukherjee University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India  
Malay Ghosh University of Florida at Gainsville, USA  
Pranab K Sen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA  
10:50 - 11:15 Technical Session 10a: Biostatistics 5
Chair: Tathagata Bandyopadhyay
Nilanjan Chatterjee National Cancer Institute, USA Risk prediction based on hidden heritability in genome-wide association studies
Technical Session 10b: Astrostatistics
Chair: Asis Chattopadhyay
David A. van Dyk Imperial College, London, UK Accounting for Calibration Uncertainty in High Energy Astrophysics: A Doubly Pragmatic Solution for a Doubly Intractable Distribution
11:15 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee
11:30 - 13:00 S K Chakravarti Memorial Lecture
Chair: Asis Bandyopadhyay
Pranab Bardhan University of California at Berkeley, USA The State of Economic Statistics: Data Quantity and Quality Issues
13:00 - 13:30 Valedictory Session
13:30 onwards Lunch
Foot Note: ** Contributions: Rs. 200/- for students, Rs. 400/- for others, Rs 500/- for accompanying persons of non-student participants. Students are not allowed to bring accompanying persons.