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Name: Rahul Mukerjee
Position: Professor
Academic Group: Operations Management
Phone No.: +91-33-2467-8300 or 8301(Ext:173)
Email: rmuk@iimcal.ac.in
Academic Background:

Ph.D. (Science, in Statistics): 1982: University of Calcutta; M.Sc. (Statistics): 1977: University of Calcutta; rank first in first class, gold medalist; B.Sc. (Honors in Statistics): 1975: University of Calcutta; rank first in first class, with record-breaking performance; Higher Secondary: 1972: West Bengal Board of Secondary Education; first division; rank 7th among 140,000 candidates.

Courses Taught:

Statistics for Management; Mathematical Analysis


1. Recipient, J.C. Bose National Fellowship, 2010-15, 2015-20 (the most well-known scholarship from the Government of India for resident Indian scientists). 2. Recipient, S.S. Bhatnagar Award in mathematical sciences (the most well-known scientific award from the Government of India), 2000. 3. Recipient, National Award in Statistics in honor of Professor C.R. Rao (from the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, Government of India) 2001. 4. Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA (elected in 1999). 5. Fellow of all the three national level science academies in India: (a) Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (FNA, elected in 2003) (b) Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (FASc, elected in 2001) (c) The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad (FNASc, elected in 2003) 6. Recipient, Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientists' Award (1985).

Consulting Interests:

Adviser, Molecular Simulations Inc., San Diego, USA. Invited speaker at the European meeting of their Formulations Group, Paris, France, 2000.

Work Experience:

A. Professor, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, since 1989; in the Higher Academic Grade since its inception in 2009. B. Member, National Statistical Commission, Government of India, 2013-16. C. Previously, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute; was awarded an out-of-turn promotion there to full professorship at the age of thirty three. D. Also held long- or short-term visiting positions at many institutions including: (1) Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA, (2) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, (3) Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA, (4) Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, USA, (5) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, (6) University of Georgia, Athens, USA, (7) University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, (8) University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, (9) Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA, (10) Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, (11) University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, (12) University of Toronto, Canada, (13) University of Waterloo, Canada, (14) Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada, (15) University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, (16) Hiroshima University, Japan, (17) Chiba University, Japan, (18) Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, (19) Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea, (20) Peking University, China (21) Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, (22) Nankai University, Tianjin, China, (23) University of Hong Kong, China, (24) Hong Kong Baptist University, China, (25) Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, (26) National University of Singapore, Singapore, (27) University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (28) Kuwait University, Kuwait. D. Editorial board member of international journals like (1) The Annals of Statistics (1995-2009), (2) Biometrika (2008-) (3) Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (2000-04), (4) Statistica Sinica (1993-), (5) Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (2003-), (6) Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (1992-2008), (7) Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry (2008), (8) Sankhya (1999-2005), * Since 1995, continuously on the editorial boards of one or more top journals in statistics [Annals of Statistics, Biometrika and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series B)]. * Only Indian or person of Indian origin, excluding the eminent geneticist J.B.S. Haldane who acquired Indian citizenship, to have ever been on the editorial board of Biometrika (UK); * Only resident Indian to have ever been on the editorial board of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (UK); * Only resident Indian to have served more than two terms on the editorial board of the Annals of Statistics (USA); served five consecutive terms. E. Grant or research proposal reviewer: (1) National Science Foundation (USA) (2) National Security Agency (USA) (3) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) (4) Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge (UK) (5) University Grants Committee (Hong Kong) (6) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India) F. Committee membership: (1) Indian Statistical Institute: Policy, Planning and Evaluation Committee (2010-14); Council (2004-10, 2014-16) (2) Committee on Nominations, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA (2005-06 and 2008-09) (3) Program Committee, Bernoulli Society, for the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute (Lisbon, 2007) (4) Quinquennial Review Team, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (2006-07) (5) Program Committee, 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute (Berlin, 2003) (6) Program Advisory Committee in Mathematical Sciences, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2001-07) (7) Panel in Statistics, University Grants Commission, Government of India (1997-98)

Current Projects:

Actively engaged in research in theoretical and applied statistics.

Journal Publications:

Author/co-author of over 245 papers, all referred. These include 37 papers in top journals in statistics: Annals of Statistics (9 papers) Biometrika (22 papers), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (5 papers), Journal of the American Statistical Association (1 paper). This is by far the highest number of publications in top journals of this level, among people currently holding regular positions in India in the field of statistics. Ten selected papers: 1. Using standard tools from finite population sampling to improve causal inference for complex experiments (2017, with T. Dasgupta and D.B. Rubin). Journal of the American Statistical Association, accepted for publication. 2. A complementary set theory for quaternary code designs (2013, with B. Tang). The Annals of Statistics 41, 2768-2785. 3. Optimal fractions of two-level factorials under a baseline parametrization (2012, with B. Tang). Biometrika 99, 71-84. 4. Bayesian and frequentist confidence intervals arising from empirical-type likelihoods (2008, with I.H. Chang). Biometrika 95, 139-147. 5. Optimal factorial designs for cDNA microarray experiments (2008, with T. Banerjee). The Annals of Applied Statistics 2, 366-385. 6. On confidence intervals associated with the usual and adjusted likelihoods (1999, with N. Reid). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B 61, 945-953. 7. On the optimality of orthogonal array plus one run plans (1999). The Annals of Statistics 27, 82-93. 8. On the existence of saturated and nearly saturated asymmetrical orthogonal arrays (1995, with C.F.J. Wu). The Annals of Statistics 23, 2102-2115. 9. Bayesian and frequentist Bartlett corrections for likelihood ratio and conditional likelihood ratio tests (1992, with J.K. Ghosh). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B 54, 867-875. 10. Conditional likelihood and power: Higher order asymptotics (1992). Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series A 438, 433-446


All conerence papers were subsequently published either in refereed journals or refereed book chapters.

Research Interests:

Statistics (asymptotic theory, design of experiments and other areas)