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ORGANISED



Symposia and Conferences


11
th

Symposium on “VLSI Design and Test”: Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit, Kolkata,
August 8
-
11, 2007.


International Conference on “Future of Kno
wledge Organization in the Networked Environment”:
Documentation Research and Training Center, Bangalore. September 3
-
5, 2007.


International Symposium on “Recent Trends in Surface and Colloid Science”: Geological Studies Unit,
Kolkata, November 15
-
16, 200
7.


International Conference on “Comparative Development”: Economic Research Unit, Kolkata and
Planning Unit, Delhi, December 18


20, 2007.


Second International Conference on “Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence” (PReMI’07):
Machine Intelligence

Unit, Kolkata, December 18
-
22, 2007.


International Conference on “Statistical Paradigms: Recent Advances & Reconciliations”: Applied
Statistics Unit and Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division, Kolkata, January 1
-
4, 2008.


International

Conferenc
e on “Modeling, Computation and Optimization (ICMCO
-
08)”:
SQC & OR Unit
Delhi, January 9


10, 2008.



National Conference on “Applied Cognitive Psychology”: Psychology Research Unit, Kolkata,
November 29
-
30, 2008.


National Seminar on “Statistical Method
s for Product Warranty Analysis”: SQC & OR Unit, Chennai,
December 04


05, 2007.



Workshops and Training Programmes


Workshop on “Statistics Using MS
-
Excel”: Applied Statistics Unit and Educational Technology Cell,
Assam Agriculture University, Assam, Ja
nuary 21
-
25, 2008.


Workshop on “Bayesian and Directional Data Analysis”: Applied Statistics Unit and Gauhati University,
Assam, March 24
-
26, 2008.


Workshop on “Computer Applications in Statistics (WSCAS 2008)”: Applied Statistics Unit, Kolkata,
March 10
-
31, 2008.


Training Program on “Theory of Sample surveys, Small Area Statistics and Recent Developments in
Statistical methodology” for the ISS Probationers Trainees of Batch XXVIII: Applied Statistics Unit,
Kolkata, April 28


May 9, 2008.


First Natio
nal Workshop on “
Nanoscience and Biochips

:
:
:



Advanced Computing and Microelectronics
Unit, Kolkata, August 7, 2007.




North
-
East School on “
Computational Geometry
”: Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit,
Kolkata, November 1
-
3, 2007, held at St. Antho
ny’s College, Shillong.







Conferences and Seminars


101


Workshop on Language Technology: “
Principles and Applications
”: Computer Vision and Pattern
Recognition Unit and Department of Information Technology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
(SMIT), held at Rangpo, Sikkim, Januar
y 28


February 1, 2008.


Winter School on “
Data Mining and Computational Biology’
”: Machine Intelligence Unit, Kolkata, held
at Imphal, Manipur, January 28
-
February 01, 2008.


International Workshop on “
Complex Systems in Fluid Flows and Sedimentation Pr
ocesses
”: Physics
and Applied Mathematics Unit, Kolkata, August 27
-
31, 2007.


International Workshop on “
Complexity
-

2008
”: Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit & West Bengal
University of Technology, Kolkata, March 17
-
28, 2008.


In
-
Service Training Pro
gramme for Indian Economic Service (IES) Officers on “
Applied Econometrics
”:
Economic Research Unit, Kolkata, January 28


February 01, 2008.


International Workshop on “
Cognitive Linguistics
”: Linguistic Research Unit, Kolkata, January 18,
2008.


Part ti
me Training Programme on “
Six Sigma Black Belt
” : SQC & OR Unit, Chennai, April 23, 2007


July 14, 2007, August 2007


February 2008, February 2008


March 31, 2008 (to conclude in July,
2008).


Part time Training Programme on “
Six Sigma Green Belt
”: SQC
& OR Unit, Chennai, July 16, 2007


August 11, 2007.


Five
-
day full
-
time program on “
Six Sigma Green Belt
”: SQC & OR Unit, Chennai, July 16, 2007


July
20, 2007, August 06, 2007


August 10, 2007, January 28, 2008


February 01, 2008.


One
-
month full
-
time

Training program on “
Six Sigma Master Black Belt
”: SQC & OR Unit, Chennai,
October 8, 2007


November 9, 2007.


Week
-
end full
-
time program on “
Six Sigma Green Belt
”: SQC & OR Unit, Chennai, August 2007


September 2007.


Week
-
end full
-
time program on “
Six

Sigma Black Belt
”: SQC & OR Unit, Chennai, September 2007


January 2008, January 2007


March 31, 2008 (to conclude in May, 2008).


Training Programmes on “
Six Sigma Green Belt
” (6 batches): SQC & OR Unit, Delhi, April 11


13,
2007, April 23


26, 2007,

July 18


20, 2007, September 4


6, 2007, November 28


30, 2007,
February 6
-
8, 2008 .


Training Programme on “
Six Sigma Black Belt
” (four modules): SQC & OR Unit, Delhi, August 8


10,
2007, September 11


14, 2007, October 8


11, 2007 and November 14



17, 2007.


Residential Training Programme on “
Environmental Data Interpretation, Compilation, Analysis,
Presentation and Reporting
”: SQC & OR Unit, Delhi, January 28


February 1, 2008.


Training Programme on “
Six Sigma Master Black Belt
” (two modules)
: SQC & OR Unit, Delhi,
February 18
-
23, 2008 and March 17
-
20, 2008.



Residential Training Programme on “
Inter
-
lab Comparison and Proficiency Testing Programme for
Environmental Testing Laboratories
”: SQC & OR Unit, Delhi, March 5


7, 2008.


Conferences and Seminars


102

Training Prog
ramme on “
Design of Experiments
”: SQC & OR Unit, Hyderabad, Amraraja Power
Systems (P) Ltd., Tirupathi, April 25
-
27, 2007.


Training Programme on “
Statistical Process Control
”: SQC & OR Unit, Hyderabad, Kalva Engineers
Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, September 17
-
18
, 2007.


Four
-
day Training Programme on "
Statistical Techniques with Minitab
”: SQC & OR Unit, Hyderabad,
Reliance India Limited, Jamnagar, October 22
-
27, 2007.


Five
-
day Training Programme on "
Design of Experiments
”: SQC & OR Unit, Hyderabad, Dr. Reddy's
L
aboratories Limited, Hyderabad, February 4
-
5, 2008, February 11
-
13, 2008.


Training Programme on “
Statistical Process Control
”: SQC & OR Unit, Hyderabad, Solar
Semiconductors, Hyderabad, September 17
-
18, 2007.


Training Programme on “
Top Management Awarene
ss on Six Sigma
”: SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai,
ENERCON India, April 14, 2007, June 1 and 16, 2007, July 3, 2008.


Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Green Belt
": SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai, Ashok Leyland Ltd., May
-
June 2007.


Training Programme for "
Champions
"

(Six Sig
ma)
: SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai, ENERCON India, May
26, 2007.


Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Black Belt
": SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai, Ashok Leyland Ltd., June
12
-
14, 2007.


General Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Green Belt
": SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai, July 30
-
Augus
t 3,
2007, January 28
-
February 2, 2008.


General Programme on "
Six Sigma Black Belt Methodology
", SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai, August
-
November 2007.


Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Black Belt
": SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai, ENERCON India, July,
2007
-

March, 2008.


T
raining Programme on "
Six Sigma Green Belt
" (3 batches): SQC & OR Unit, Mumbai, ENERCON
India, October, 2007
-

March, 2008.


Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Green Belt
" (5 batches): SQC & OR Unit and L&T, Mumbai,
Ahmednagar & Coimbatore, April, 2007


Mar
ch, 2008.


Training Programme on "
Sampling Techniques
": SQC & OR Unit and RITES Ltd., Mumbai,
November16, 2007.


Top Management Programme on "
Six Sigma
": SQC & OR Unit and HDFC Standard Life Insurance,
Mumbai, October, 2007.


Training Programme for "
Champi
ons (Six Sigma)
": SQC & OR Unit and HDFC Standard Life
Insurance, Mumbai, December 14, 2007.


Training Programme on "
Quality tool box practice
": SQC & OR Unit and HDFC Standard Life
Insurance, Mumbai, January, 6
-

8, 2008.


Conferences and Seminars


103

Training Programme on "
Six Sigma

Green Belt
" (2 batches): SQC & OR Unit and HDFC Standard Life
Insurance, Mumbai, February, 2008


March, 2008.


Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Green Belt
": SQC & OR Unit and
SYMBIOSIS

HRM, Mumbai,
February, 2008.



Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Green

Belt
": SQC & OR Unita and ICICI Bank, Mumbai, March,
2008.


Training Programme on "
Executive Overview of Six Sigma
”: SQC & OR Unit, Pune, October 29
-
30,
2007; January 18
-
19, 2008.


Training Programme on "
Six Sigma Green
-
belt
": SQC & OR Unit, Pune, Decembe
r 15
-
16, 2007,
January 12
-
13, 2008, February 9, 2008.


International Workshop on “
Digital Preservation of Heritage and Research Issues in Archiving and
Retrieval (IWDPH
-
2007)
”: Central Library and Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Kolkata,
October 2
9
-
31, 2007.


Workshop on Self Archiving and Digital Repository (WSADR
-
2007)
”: Central Library, Kolkata, October
31
st

-

November 3
rd

2007.



Workshop on Ontology
”: Documentation Research and Training Centre”, Bangalore, March 19
-
21
2008.



Lectures and Se
minars



Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division


Stat
-
Math Unit, Kolkata



Das Adhikari, Sukumar, Harishchandra Research Institute (02.04.2007): Distribution of Fractional
Parts of Powers.


Das Adhikari, Sukumar, Harishchandra Research Institute
(04.04.2007): An Extremal Problem in
Combinatorial Group Theory.



Sengupta, Jyoti, School of Mathematics, TIFR, Mumbai (25
-
04
-
2007): Zero Density Estimate of the
Standard L
-
function Attached to a Mass Cusp Form.




Ghosh, Himadri, I.A.S.R.I., New Delhi (30
-
04
-
2007): Some Investigations on Diallel Cross Experiments
and Optimal Designs.



Roy,
Biswambhar, Calcutta University (11
-
05
-
2007): Generalizations of Some Topological Concepts.



Manish Kumar, Purdue University (16
-
05
-
2007): Fundamental Group of Curves Over Field of Positive
Characteristic.



Anil K. Ghsoh,

IIT
-
Kanpur (21
-
05
-
2007): Case Specific Smoothing in Nonparametric Classification.



Conferences and Seminars


104

Chaudhuri, Sanjay, National University of Singapore, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability,
(04
-
06
-
2007): An Empirical Likelihood
-
Based Approach to Estim
ate Covariance

Matrices with
Structural Zeroes.


Waldschmidt, Michel, CIMPA, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu (11
-
06
-
2007): Error Correcting
Codes and Finit
e Fields: An introduction.



Banerjee, Moulinath, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (25
-
06
-
2007): Change Point Estimation Under
Adaptive Sampling.



Banerjee, Tathagata, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Calcutta University (0
9
-
07
-
2007): Inference on Categorical Survey Response: A Predictive Approach.



Mikosch, Thomas, University of Copenhagen (10
-
07
-
2007): Scaling Limits for Workload Processes.



Mikosch, Thomas, University of Copenhagen (12
-
07
-
2007): Extremes
for Space
-
time Processes with
Heavy Tails.



Seshadri, Harish, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (14
-
09
-
2007): Negative Curvature and
Product Manifolds.



Tsirelson, Boris, Tel Aviv University (26
-
09
-
2007): Random Complex Zeros.




Biswas, Indranil, TIFR (01
-
11
-
2007): Parabolic Bundles and Orbifold Bundles.



Sarkar, Deepayan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (02
-
11
-
2007): Processing Methods for
miRNA Expression Arrays.



Bhatwadekar, S.M., Scho
ol of Mathematics, TIFR (13
-
11
-
2007): Locally Nilpotent Derivations on
Affine Domains: Application, Progress and Problems.



Khare, S. S., North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, (Tura Campus) (27
-
11
-
2007): Fractal Dimension
and Its Applicatio
ns.



Rao, N. V., University of Toledo, Ohio, USA (29
-
11
-
2007): Toeplitz Operators on the Bergman Space
of the Unit Disc.



Henriksen, Melvin, Harvey Mudd College, California, USA (05
-
12
-
2007): Residue Class Rings of
Real
-
analytic and
Entire Functions.


Thas, J. A., Gent University, Belgium (28
-
01
-
2008): Finite Fields and Galois Geometries.



Tang, Gouping, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (12
-
02
-
2008): K
-
theory of Forms.



Zvengrowski, Peter, Univers
ity of Calgary, Canada (25
-
02
-
2008): Applications of Homotopy Theory to
Graph Dolourings.



Zvengrowski, Peter, University of Calgary, Canada (26
-
02
-
2008): Span of Smooth Manifolds.



Zvengrowski, Peter, University of Calgary, Canada (27
-
0
2
-
2008): Finite Fundamental Groups of 3
-
manifolds and Their Group Cohomology.



Onoda, Nobuharu, University of Fukui, Japan (14
-
03
-
2008): Which is Easier: Addition or
Multiplication?



Conferences and Seminars


105

Onoda, Nobuharu, University of Fukui, Japan (24
-
03
-
2008)
: On Codimension one A¹
-
fibrations over

Noetherian Normal Domains.





Stat
-
Math Unit, Delhi


Athreya, Krishna B., Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore and Iowa State University (August 14,
2007): On scaling limits of age dependent branching pro
cesses with Markovian motion.


Bandyopadhyay Tathagata, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (April 10, 2007)
:
Inference
on categorical survey response


A predictive approach.


Bandyopadhyay Tathagata, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (April

11, 2007):

Optimal
microarray designs for cDNa microarray experiments.


Chaudhuri Sanjay, National University of Singapore, Singapore (May 17, 2007): A two
-
step empirical
likelihood based approach for combining sample and population data in generalised li
near models.


Chaudhuri, Sanjay, National University of Singapore, Singapore (January 2, 2008): Estimation of the
minimum mean of normal population under the tree order restriction.


Dass Tulsi, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (August 8, 2007): Nonc
ommutative probability,
noncommutative symplectic geometry and quantum mechanics.


Ghosh, Jayanta K., Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA (February 12, 2008): Can we have
objective priors in Bayesian analysis in statistics?


Ghosh, Jayanta K., Purdue U
niversity, West Lafayette, USA (February 13, 2008): Convergence of
Newton's algorithm for estimating a mixing distribution.


Ghoshal, Subhashis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA (November 28, 2007): Recipes of
complex stochastic processes in B
ayesian machine learning.


Ghate, Eknath, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (July 24 and 25, 2007): The
manifestation of order in error (Sato
-
Tate conjecture).


Gupta Rashi, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (March 21, 2007): Problems with g
ene expression data
and solutions under the Bayesian framework.


Gupta Rashi, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (August 22, 2007): Basics of microarrays and the
role of statistics in its processing.


Gamarnik, David, MIT Sloan School of Management,

USA (March 12, 2008): Correlation decay and
applications to the problems of combinatorial enumeration and optimization.


Karandikar Rajeev, Cranes Software International Limited, Bangalore (January 29, 2007): Importance
of “Randomness” in Cryptography.


K
haledi Baha
-
Eldin, Razi University, Iran (March 19, 2008): Stochastic ordering between order
statistics using the notion of majorization.


Kochar, Subhash, Portland State University, Portland, USA (January 9, 2008): Dependence orderings
and their applicati
ons.


Conferences and Seminars


106

Krishnan T., Cranes Software International Limited, Bangalore (March 26, 2008): Data analysis with
missing values.


Madiman Mokshay, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Yale University, USA (April
17, 2007): Information inequalities


Interpretations and applications.


Madiman Mokshay, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Yale University, USA (April
18, 2007): Entropy power inequalities and monotonicity in central limit theorems.


Mhaskar, Hrushikesh N., California State U
niversity, USA (February 19, 2008): Learning functions on
the sphere.


Montes
-
Rodrudguez Alfonso, University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain (March 28, 2007): Cyclic composition
operators.


Mukherjee Rajat, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi (August
29, 2007): Efficient estimation
of accelerated failure time (AFT) models for forward and backward recurrence times.

Nagar, Anima, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (October 17, 2007): Chaos on intervals.


Narasimhan M. S., Tata Institute of Fundame
ntal Research, Bangalore (February 13, 2007): Affine
Kac
-
Moody algebras and Riemann surfaces.


Prakash Gyan, Harish
-
Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad (January 3, 2008): Clique number of
random cayley graphs and the number of sets with small difference

set.


Ramamoorthi, R. V., Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA (November 14, 2007):
Nonparametric Bayesian approach to right censored data
-
I.


Ramamoorthi, R. V., Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA (November 21, 2007):
Nonparametric Bay
esian approach to right censored data
-
II.


Ruggeri, Fabrizio, CNR, IMATI, Milan, Italy (January 21, 2008): Recent developments in Bayesian
reliability.


Streit, Ludwig, University of Bielefeld. ZIP and University of Madeira (February 22, 2008): Feynman
I
ntegrals : Problems solved and open questions.


Semrl, Peter, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (March 5, 2008): Maps on matrix and operator algebra.


Singh, Ajit Iqbal, University of Delhi, New Delhi (October 10, 2007): Liapunov's convexity theorem,
prese
rvation of the range of a vector measure under shortenings of the domain and their quantized
versions.


Sinha K. B., Jawahar Lal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore
(August 20, 2007): Unitary independent increment processes on

a Hilbert tensor algebra.


Sole Josep Lluis, Universitat autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (May 22, 2007): On the polynomials
associated with a levy process.


Sen, Pranab Kumar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (June 26. 2007): A class of
asymptotical
ly normal degenerate quasi U
-
statistics.


Sethuraman Jayaram, Florida State University (February 6, 2007): Nonparametric Bayesian methods
-
I.


Conferences and Seminars


107

Sethuraman Jayaram, Florida State University (February 7, 2007): Nonparametric Bayesian methods
-
II.


Titteringto
n Mike, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (January 22, 2007): Variational
approximations in incomplete
-
data problems.


Thorisson, Hermann, University of Iceland (December 6, 2007): Taboo stationarity.


Volny, Dalibor, Universite 'de Rouen, France, (Jan
uary 17, 2008): Martingale approximation and limit
theorems: Choice of the filtration.


Wulbert, Daniel, University of California, San Diego, USA (January 16, 2008): A unified Liapunov
theorem.




Stat
-
Math Unit, Bangalore


Nath, Utpal, Indian Institute o
f Science, Bangalore (April 19, 2007): Genes and Geometry: Control of
Surface Curvature in Biological Systems.


Iyer, Srikanth, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (April 26, 2007): Random Geometric Graphs and
Coverage Processes.


Sundaresan, Rajesh, In
dian Institute of Science, Bangalore (April 26, 2007): Information Capacity of a
Single
-
server Queue.


Lokam, Satya, Microsoft Research, Bangalore (May 10, 2007): Robustness of Matrix Rank and
Complexity Theory.


Srinivas, V., Tata Institute of Fundamental

Research, Mumbai (May 18, 2007): Oriented Intersection
Multiplicities.


Krishnapur, Manjunath, University of Toronto, Canada (June 7, 2007): An Overview of Some Aspects
of Random Matrix Theory.


Godefroy, G., University of Paris
-
6 (June 12, 2007): Some As
pects of Choquet's Work.


Price, G L., United States Naval Academy, US A (June 21, 2007): Marginal Tracial States on Coupled
Systems.


Srinivasan, R, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai (June 21, 2007): Type III Factors as Invariants
of Type III E_0
-
se
migroups.


Sethuraman, Sunder, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University (June 22, 2007): Non
-
Equilibrium Behavior of a Tagged Particle in a Zero
-
range Interacting System.


Ghosh, Mrinal Kanti, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (August 16, 2007
): Option Pricing in a
Semi
-
Markov Modulated Market.


Katriel, Jacob, Technion
-

Israel Institute of Technology (August 28, 2007): Some Combinatorial
Issues Motivated by the Quantum Mechanical

Many
-
body Problem.


Govindarajan, Rama, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre

for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
(September 13, 2007): Instability of Stratified Shear Flows.


Conferences and Seminars


108

Rao, Asha, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne (September 17, 2007): Non
-
binary
Codes via the Trace Map.


Adimurthi, Tata Institute o
f Fundamental Research, Bangalore (September 20, 2007): Monotonization,
Entropy in Conservation Law.


Gadagkar, R., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (October 4, 2007): Cooperation and Altruism in
Insect Societies.


Thangavelu, S., Indian Institute of

Science, Bangalore (October 9, 2007): Uncertainty at ISI.


Ramana, M.V., Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development, ISEC
-

Bangalore
(November 7, 2007): Some Aspects of the US India Nuclear 'Deal'.


Swart, Jan, UTIA, Academy of S
ciences of the Czech Republic (December 6, 2007): The Brownian
Net.


Stroock, Dan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (December 6, 2007): Properties of
Brownian Paths Under Conditioning.


Dutta, Sudipta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (Dec
ember 13, 2007): Banach Spaces with
Property (M) and Their Szlenk Index.


Twareque Ali, S., Concordia University, Canada (December 27, 2007): Vector Coherent States and
Their Use in Statistics.


Vanninathan, M., Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bang
alore (January 3, 2008): On
Schrodinger Evolution.


Schmuland, Byron, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (January 10, 2008): Reversible Fleming
Viot Processes.


Gombay, Edith, University of Alberta, Canada (January 14, 2008): Detecting Change in Lin
ear
Processes.


Pihko, Jukka, University of Helsinki, Finland (January 24, 2008): The Erdos
-
Turan Conjecture.


Kumar Sahoo, Binod, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (February 1, 2008): Representations
of Finite Geometries.


Majumdar, Mukul, Depar
tment of Economics, Cornell University, USA (February 7, 2008): Random
Walrasian Economies: Survival and Famines.


Mhaskar, Hrushikesh N, California State University (February 12, 2008): Learning Functions on the
Sphere.


Mahadevan, S., Indian Institute
of Science, Bangalore (February 19, 2008): Microbial Survival
Strategies.


Srikanth, P.N., TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Bangalore (February 21, 2008): Semilinear
Elliptic problems: Morse Index, Concentration and Break of Symmetry.


Conferences and Seminars


109



Applied Sta
tistics Division


Applied Statistics Unit


Chakrabarty, D., School of Physics & Astronomy University of Nottingham, U.K. (May 8, 2007):

Why
is Our Phase Space so Clumpy?


What Statistics can tell us?


Bhattacharjee, A., University of St. Andrews, Scotlan
d, UK (February 5, 2008):

Order Restricted
Covariate Effects and Hazard Regression Models.



Bayesian Interdisciplinary Research Unit


Bhattacharya, Sourabh., Model Fitting and Inference under Latent Equilibrium Processes April 5,
2007.


Sen, P. K., Unive
rsity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

(June 21, 2007): Kendall's Tau in High
-
Dimension Parsimony.


Sen, P. K., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (June 28, 2007) Statistical Perspectives in
PBPK/TDTK Models for Environmental Risk Assess
ment.



Paul, Debashis, USA, (September 20, 2007) Principal Components Analysis for Structured High
Dimensional and Functional Data.



Ghosh, Malay, USA, (December 28, 2007) Influence Functions and Robust Bayes

and Empirical Bayes Small Area Estimation.


Bandyopadhyay, Prasanta S, USA, (December 27, 2007) Is the Major Result of the General Theory of
Relativity Ccompatible With the Bayesian Philosophy of Science? An Interaction Between History of
Science and Philosophy of Science.




Computer and Communic
ation Sciences Division



Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit


Madhow, Upamanyu,
University of California, USA

(July 06, 2007): New Architectures for Talking and
Localization via Sensor Networks


Goswami, Samrat, University of Texas at Austin, USA

(November 21, 2007): Secondary Structure
Elecidation : A Geometric Approach


Sen, Pranab, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (October 14, 2007): Zero Knowledge
and Quantum Computation


Roy,

Sasanka, Tata Research Development and Design Center, Pune, (December 03, 2007):
Algorithms for some Geometric Facility Location, Path Planning Problems


Conferences and Seminars


110

Mandal, Partha Sarathi, Laboratory de Research en Informatique (LRI) University de Paris (January
11,

2008) : Deterministic Secure Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks



Krishnamurthy, Ramesh, Simon Fraser University (April 3, 2008): The Capacitated Max
-
k
-
Cut Problem




Computer Vision

and Pattern Recognition Unit


Kando, Noriko, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan, (October 30, 2007
-

1
st

November, 2007):
Discussions on Developing IR Evaluation Framework for Indian Languages.



Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit



S
tolkin, Rustam, Research Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA (January 9,
2008): Some Probabilistic Problems in Computer Vision, Robotics and Sensor System.


Stolkin, Rustam, Research Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technolog
y, USA (January 14,
2008):

Further Discussion on Some Experimental Studies in Robotics and Sensor System.




Physics and Earth Science Division


Geological Studies Unit




Ba
su, Abhijit, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, USA, (December 17, 2007)
Geological Significance of Provenance Studies.


Clarke, Chris, Curtin University of Technology, Australia (March 10, 2008): Event timing in the
Southern Indian Gra
nulite Terrane.


Reddy, Steven, Curtin University of Technology, Australia (March 10, 2008): the Effects of Crystal
Plastic Deformation on Zircon Geochemical Systems.



Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit



Ghosh, Satyajit, University of Leeds, U.K. (Ma
y 04, 2007): Multicomponent Aerosol and Cloud
Responses in Climate Studies.


Ghosh, Sibasish, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (May 09, 2007): Simulation of
Measurement Correlations in two Spin
-
s Singlet State involving Spin Measurements.


Ghos
h, Sibasish, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (May 11, 2007): Bipartite Entangled
States that are Positive under Partial Transposition can be Unconditionally Robust.



Daripa, P., University of Texas A & M, U. S. A (August 16, 2007): Stability o
f Multi
-
Layer Hale
-
Shaw
Flows.


Conferences and Seminars


111

Roy, S., Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras (October 24, 2007): Role of Heat lines in Heat Flow
Visualization for Differentially Heated Square Enclosures.


Berry, Michael, University of Bristol University, UK. (December

14, 2007): Hamilton’s Diabolical
Singularity.


Gazeau, Jean Pierre, Univeristé of Paris, France (December 20, 2007): Is the Motion in Infinite
Square well Potential Quantum Mechanically Possible ? A Coherent State Point of View.


Kelly, Kevin T, Carnegie

Mellon University, USA (January 07, 2008): Simplicity, Truth, and Causation:
A New Explanation of Ockham’s Razor in Casual Discovery.


Cao, Tian, Boston University, U.S.A. (January 07, 2008): Conceptual Issues in Quantum Gravity
.


Mazumder, Pinaki, Univer
sity of Michigan, USA (January 10, 2008): Quantum Tunneling Based
System Design at Mesoscopic and Nano Dimensions.


Guerra, F., University of Rome, La Spaienza, Rome, Italy (February 08, 2008): The Mathematical and
Probabilistic Aspects of Spin Glass Theor
y.


Guerra, F., University of Rome, La Spaienza, Rome, Italy (February 08, 2008): Life and Works of
Ettora Majorana.



Biological Sciences Division


Human Genetics Unit


Deka, Ranjan, Center for Genome Information, Department of Environmental Health, Unive
rsity of
Cincinnati College of Medicine, U.S.A, (April 16, 2007): Genetic Variation in a Population Isolate:
Cautious Optimism in Mapping a Complex Disorder


Chakravarti, Arabinda, Center for Complex Disease Genomics, McKusick
-
Nathans Institute of Genetic
Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, (June 13,2007): The relative
Importance of Principal & Modifying Genes in Hirschsprung Disease.


Banerjee, S. University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, (July 18, 2007): Bayesian QTL Mapp
ing Using
MCMC with Reversible Jump.


Thomas, D.C. Director, Division of Biostatistics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern
California, Los Angeles, U.S.A, (December 10, 2007): Gene
-
Environment Interactions, Complex
Pathways, and Genome
-
wide As
sociation Scans: Examples from Ionizing Radiation and DNA Repair
Genes


Basu, A., Center for Genome Information, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati,
USA, (December 14, 2007): Recent Genetic Selection: A Tale of Two Ethnicities


Chakra
borty, R. Riken Genomics Sciences Centre, Yokohama, Japan, (December 27, 2007):
Metagenomics of Human Gut Microbial Flora.





Conferences and Seminars


112

Social Sciences Division


Economic Research Unit


Baksi, Soham, Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg, Canada, (July 11
, 2007):
Liberalization and Corruption in Developing Countries: Is There a Non
-
monotonic Relationship?


Bandopadhyay, Simanti, NIPFP, (May 17, 2007):
Environmental Regulation and Technical Efficiency:
A Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for Highly Polluting

Industries in Ind
ia.


Bera, Anil K., Department of Economics, University of Illinois, USA (July 26, 2007):
Maximum Entropy
Income Densities (MEIDs) with an Application to the U.S. Personal Income Data.


Bhattacharjee, Arnab, School of Economics and Fina
nce, University of St. Andrews, UK (February 13,
2008):
Macroeconomic Instability and Business Failure
.


Chakraborty, Avik, University of Tennessee, USA. (August 1, 2007):
Can Perpetual Learning Explain
the Forward Premium Puzzle?


Chatterjee, Ishita, De
partments of Economics, Monash University, Australia, (January 30, 2008):
Endogenous Competition Strategy in an Asymmetrically Differentiated Market.



Chaudhuri, Ananish, University of Auckland, New Zealand, (November 7, 2007):
Resolving
Coordination Fail
ure in Organizations: The Role of Advice, Assignments and Incentives.


Dam, Kanishka, CREDE, Mexico, (July 18, 2007):
A Two
-
Side Matching Model of Monitored Finance
.


Dasgupta, Indraneel, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, UK (July 31, 2007):

Mother or
Child? Intra
-
household Redistribution under Gender
-
asymmetric Altruism.


Ghatak, Maitreesh, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, UK. (August 22, 2007):
Establishing the Rule of Law: Competition, Legal Reforms and Market Developm
ent.



Ghosh, Arghya, Department of Economics, Australian School of Business, University of New South
Wales, Australia, (September 6, 2007):
Strategic Privatization in Open Economies.


Ghosh, Sambuddha, Department of Economics, Princeton University, (June

22, 2007):
Reputation
against Multiple Opponents.


Marjit, Sugata, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata (April 25, 2007):
Labor Market Reform
and Poverty


The Role of Informal Sector.


Mukherjee, Aditi, International Water Management Institut
e, Colombo, Srilanka, (October 24, 2007):
Against the dominant discourse: Making a Case for Groundwater Irrigation for Poverty Alleviation in
West Benga
l.


Ravallion, Martin, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington DC, USA, (June 7, 2007):
Are
there Lasting Impacts of Aid to Poor Areas? Evidence from China.



Sahu, Sohini, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany (January 9, 2008):
Business Cycle Accounting for India in a Multi
-
sector Dynamic General Equilibrium Model
.






Conferences and Seminars


113

Linguistic Research Unit


Bose, Arpita, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (January 14, 2008): Computational and
Cognitive Neuroscience.


Bhaskararao, Peri,
Institute of Language and Culture of Asia and Africa
,
Japan (March 6, 2008):
Phonology and Ph
onetics.


Sarukkai, Sundar,
National Institute of Advanced Studies
, Bangalore, India (March 19
-
20, 2008):
Cognitive Linguistics.



Planning Unit


Chakravorty, Ujjayant, Central Florida University, (May 4, 2007): Alternative Institutions and Water
Distribut
ion.


Narain, Urvashi, (May 22, 2007): India’s Firewood Crisis Re
-
Examined.


Sen Gupta, Abhijit, ICRIER, (
June 15, 2007):
Robust Monetary Policies in Small Open Economics.


Dhongde, Shatakshi, Rochester Institute of Technology (June 29, 2007): Measuring th
e Impact of
Growth and Income Distribution Poverty in India


Sarkar, Shubhro, IGIDR (July 17, 2007): (i) A Model of Airline Pricing: Capacity Constraints and
Deadline. (ii) On Delays in Project Completion with Cost Reduction: An Experiment
.


Basu, Kaushi
k, Cornell University, (August 03, 2006): Is Product Boycott a Good Idea for Controlling
Child Labor?



Datta, Shakun,

Richmond University (August 08, 2006): An Experimental Examination of Competitor
-
Based Price Matching Guarantees.


Roy, Ja
ideep, Lancaster University (August 10, 2007): Aggregate Uncertainty in the Citizen Candidate
Model Yields Extremist Parties.


Iversen, Vegard, University of East Anglia (August 24, 2007): Using Economic Experiments
.


Rakesh Basant, IIM, Ahmedaba (August
31, 2007): Social, Economic and Education Conditions of
Muslims in India: Status, Perceptions, Perspectives and Emerging Issues.


Dasgupta, Indraneel, University of Nottingham (September 07, 2007):
Mother or Child? Intra
-
household Redistribution under Gend
er
-

Asymmetric Altruism.


Dhillon, Amrita,
University of Warwick, (September 21, 2007):
Development and the Interaction of

Enforcement Institutions
.


Ghosh, Parikshit, (September 28, 2007):
Making the Punishment Fit the Crime or Taliban Justice?


Optimal Penalties without Commitment.


Bhattacharya, Debopam, Dartmouth College (October 05, 2007
):
Inferring Optimal Resource
Allocations from Experimental Data with Application to Peer Assignment in College


Guha, Ashok, (October 12, 2007): Semi
-
Contract
s.


Conferences and Seminars


114

Bardsley
,

Peter,

University of Melbourne

(
October 26, 2007
):
Contract Design for Biodiversity
Procurement
.


Krishna, Kala, Pennsylvania State University (November 02, 2007): Trade Policy with Heterogeneous
Traders: Do Quotas get a Bum Rap.


Anglov, Nil
olay, Uppsala University (November 16, 2007): A Discrete
-
Response Approach to Firm
Acquisitions.


Gupta, Poonam, Delhi School of Economics (December 13, 2007): What Constraints Indian
Manufacturing.


Torsvik, Gaute, University of Bergen (February 15, 2008)
: Testing Guilt Aversion.


Kuersteiner, Guido, University of California at Davis (March 19, 2008): Bias Reduction for Dynamic
Nonlinear panel Models with Fixed Effects.


Mishra, Tapas, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (March 31, 2008):
Stochastic
Demographic Dynamics, Long
-
memory and Economic Growth.




Population Studies Unit


Bhagat, R.B., IIPS, Mumbai (November 6, 2007): Internal Migration in India: Data Sources, Trends
and Patterns.


Bhagat, R.B., IIPS, Mumbai (November 7, 2007): Ro
le of Migration in India's Urbanization
.


Prakasam, C.P., IIPS, Mumbai (February 5, 2008): Appraisal of Quality of Age
-
sex Data: Errors and
Method of Adjustments.


Prakasam, C.P., IIPS, Mumbai (February 7, 2008): Techniques of Population Projections with S
pecial
Reference to Small Area Data.


Kulkarni, P.M., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (February 12, 2008):
The fertility
-
religion
debate in India.


Kulkarni, P.M., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (February 14, 2008):
The External Hand in
Indi
a's Population Programme.



Sociological Research Unit


Beteille, Andre, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi (August 7, 2007):
Social Science Research in Its Present Setting.




Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research
Division


Dasgupta, Tirthankar, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, USA, SQC & OR Unit, Kolkata, July 2, 2007 :
Design, Modeling and Optimization for Robust
Synthesis of Nanostructures.

Conferences and Seminars


115


Vengazhiyil, Rosh
an Joseph, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of
Technology Atlanta, USA, SQC & OR Unit, Kolkata, August 6, 2007 :
Recent Advances in the Design
and Analysis of Computer Experiments.


Mandal, Abhuday, Department of Statistics, U
niversity of Georgia, USA, SQC & OR Unit, Kolkata,
December 31, 2007:
Estimation of Process Parameters to Determine the Optimum Diagnosis Interval
for Control of Defective Items.



Library, Documentation and Information Sciences Division



Kaula P.N., Luc
know University, Lucknow (June 5, 2007): Developments in Library Science: Then and
Now.


Bandara, Swarna, University of the West Indies, Jamaica (October 8, 2007): The Changing Face of
Scientific Communication: An Overview.


Kerchoff, Steven, Informatio
n Resource Officer, U.S Embassy, New Delhi (October 29, 2007):
Libraries in the 21
st

Century: The Future of the Profession.


Kavi, Mahesh, Department of Computer Science, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore (18th, 25th

January 18, 25 and February 1, 8,

2008): Knowledge Management.



Michael Shepherd, University, Halfax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H3L7 (March 26, 2008): Automatic
Classification of Webpage.


Meera, B.M.: LRDE, Bangalore, (November 19, 2007): Office Information Retrieval in Digital
Environment
.



Center for Soft Computing Research : A National Facility


Rakshit, Soumyadip, University of Bath, UK. (March 14, 2008): Human Iris Recognition.


Raja, N., Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (March 13, 2008): From Paradox to Proof.


Basu, Su
bhas C., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, USA
(February 18, 2008): Apoptosis of Cancer Cells.


Nath, Sankar Kumar, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology,
Kharagpur (February 12, 2008) : Eart
hquake Hazard in the Northeast India
-

A Computer intensive
Seismic Microzonation Approach with Typical Case Studies from Sikkim Himalaya and Guwahati city.


Sur, Mriganka, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, USA (January 08, 2008): Plasticity
and Dynamics of Cerebral Cortex Networks.


Sur, Mriganka, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, USA (January 07, 2008): Brains,
Computers and Intelligence.


Rangayyan, Rangaraj M., University of Calgary, Canada (December 28, 2007): Computer
-
Aide
d
Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: Towards the Detection of Early and Subtle Signs.