Current Address : Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit,
                                    Indian Statistical Institute,
                                    203, B.T. Road,
                                    Calcutta – 700 108,

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  1. Bachelor of Statistics(Hons.) from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta in 1983.
  2. Master of Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta in 1985.
  3. Ph.D. in Statistics from University of California, Berkeley in 1988.

Academic Appointments:

  1. Assistant Professor at Statistics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison from August 1988 through December 1990.
  2. Lecturer at the Division of Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta from December 1990 through May 1993.
  3. Associate Professor at the same Division from June 1993 through May 1997.
  4. Professor at the same Division from June 1997 to date.

Academic Honours and Awards:

  1. B. M. Birla Science Award in Mathematics awarded by B. M. Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad for the year 2001
  2. Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore since 2003
  3. National Award in Statistics in honour of C.R.Rao awarded by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India in 2005
  4. Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) - U.S.A. since 2005
  5. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award of CSIR in Mathematical Sciences presented by the Prime Minister of India in 2005
  6. Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad since 2007
  7. Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi since 2009
  8. Invited Speaker at the Section on Probability and Statistics at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2010

Editorial Services for Statistics Journals:

  1. Editor of International Statistical Review since 2011 and STAT since 2012.
  2. Associate Editor of Advances in Statistical Analysis since 2007 and Statistical Methodology since 2012.
  3. Former Editor of Sankhya (2006-2007) and former Associate Editor of Journal of the Americal Statistical Association (Theory & Methods) (2005-2011), Statistica Sinica (2005-2011) and Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin.


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