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Srijan Sengupta

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Thesis title: Statistical analysis of networks with community structure and bootstrap methods for big data, Aug 2011 – Jul 2016
  • Master’s in Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute (First class with distinction), Specialization: Mathematical Statistics and Probability, July 2007 – May 2009
  • Bachelor’s in Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute (First class with distinction) July 2004 – May 2007

Awards and Honors

  • IMS Travel Award, JSM 2016
  • New Researcher Travel Award, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2016
  • Norton Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis, University of Illinois, 2015
  • NSF travel award, Statistics for Complex Systems, 2015
  • Graduate College travel award, University of Illinois, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Birla Sun Life Excellence award, Institute of Actuaries of India, 2010

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Statistical Association
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • International Indian Statistical Association

    CMDA 3654: Introduction to Data Analytics and Visualization, Fall 2016

    • Statistical methodology
    • Network data
    • Community structure in networks
    • Bootstrap and related resampling methods
    • Machine learning
    • Big data and computational statistics
    • Time series and Spatial data
    • Statistical applications in scientific fields
    • Sengupta, S., Volgushev, S., and Shao, X. (2016). A subsampled double bootstrap for massive data. Journal of the American Statistical Association (Theory and Methods). In Press. Preprint available at (ASA Nonparametric Statistics Section student paper finalist, 2015)
    • Sengupta, S. and Chen, Y. (2015). Spectral clustering in heterogeneous networks. Statistica Sinica, 25, 1081-1106.
    • Sengupta, S., Shao, X., and Wang, Y. (2015). The dependent random weighting. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 36, 315-326. (Invited paper for the special issue on “Recent developments in bootstrap methods for dependent data”).
    • Sengupta, S. (2010). Modeling the zero coupon yield curve: A regression based approach. In Proceedings of 12th Global Conference of Actuaries.
    Srijan Sengupta

    Assistant Professor

    417-C Hutcheson Hall (MC 0439) 
    250 Drillfield Dr. 
    Blacksburg, VA 24061