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Name: Sahadeb Sarkar
Position: Professor
Academic Group: Operations Management
Phone No.: +91-98315-17475(Mobile); +91-33-2467-8300 extn 170; +91-33-2453-6692 (Home)
Email: sahadeb@iimcal.ac.in
Academic Background:

Ph.D.: Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA (1986-1990); M. Stat.: Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India (1984-1986); B. Stat. Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India (1981-1984).

Courses Taught:

Quantitative Applications in Finance, Business Forecasting, Quantitative Applications in Marketing, Managerial Statistics, Decision Making Tools, Statistics for Management, Business Mathematics, Time Series Analysis, Advanced Probability Theory, Advanced Mathematics, Linear Algebra


Received the17th Dewang Mehta Business School Award for “Best Teacher in Operations Management” in November 2009. Received the George W. Snedecor Award in Statistics for the year 1989, for being the most outstanding Ph.D. candidate in statistics, from Statistical Laboratory, Iowa State University, 1989. Elected to Mu Sigma Rho National Statistical Honor Fraternity, 1988. Nominated for membership in the Iowa State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, 1987. Awarded Premium for Academic Excellence, Iowa State University, 1986. Received Academic Excellence Awards in 8 out of 10 semesters, during B.Stat. and M.Stat. programs at Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India, 1981-1986. Received National Scholarship from the West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education, 1981. Received National Scholarship from West Bengal Council of Secondary Education, 1979.

Consulting Interests:

Business Forecasting, Financial Data Analytics, Marketing Data Analytics

Work Experience:

Professor, Operations Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (March 1999 - ); Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA (August 2001 - May 2002); Honorary Visiting Scientist in Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta (September 1997 - August 1999); Associate professor, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (June 1997- March 1999), Operations Management Group; Associate Professor with Tenure, Oklahoma State University, Department of Statistics, USA (July 1995 - July 1999); Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Statistics, USA (August 1990 - June 1995); Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Statistical Laboratory, USA (Aug 1989 - Jul 1990).; ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION at IIM CALCUTTA: PGP Chairman (Dec 2003 – April 2006); Operations Management Group Coordinator (2003 – 2008, 2002 - 2003 (Acting); Member of PGP Committee (2003- 2008); Member of IPC (2003-2006); Member of FRP Committee (2010 - ; 1997- 1999); Member of Research & Publications sub-Committee (1997-1999); ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION at OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY:Services on Statistics Department Committees at Oklahoma State University: Chair, Library Committee (Fall 1991 – Spring 1997); Chair, Seminar Series (Spring 1991); Member, Graduate Students Committee (Fall 1990 – Spring 1997);

Current Projects:

Intervention analysis of Indian economic and stock market data

Journal Publications:
Research Interests:

Business Forecasting, Financial Market Models, Marketing Research, Business Analytics, Robust inference