Antar Bandyopadhyay
Associate Professor
Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit
INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE
(Delhi Centre)
I am currently working as an Associate Professor at the Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division of the
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).
I primarily stay in the Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit
at the New Delhi Centre of the institute, but I also spent time at the
Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit at the
Headquarters of ISI in Kolkata. I have been in Kolkata three times now,
Fall 2014 (June 09  December 20, 2014), Summer 2011 (May 01  July 30, 2011) and Fall 2008 (August 01  December 04, 2008).
My office in ISI, Kolkata is at Room Number 3.15 on
the 3^{rd} floor of the A. N. Kolmogorov Bhavan. My office number is
+91 (0)33 2575 3425.
In the academic year 2013  2014 (September 2013  May 2014) I visited the
Department of Statistics of the
University of California, Berkeley as a visiting Associate Professor.
In UC, Berkeley my office was at
Room # 387 on the 3^{rd} floor of the Evans Hall.
I graduated from University of
California, Berkeley with Ph.D. in Statistics in May 2003. My
dissertation was on
Maxtype Recursive Distributional Equations and I worked under the guidance of
Professor David J. Aldous. To see a summary of my dissertation
click here.
Before joining ISI, I did a two years postdoctoral study
(September 2004  August 2006)
at the
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in the
Department of Mathematics and
Mathematical Statistics, where I worked under Professors
Jeffrey Steif,
Olle Häaggströom and
Johan Jonasson.
Earlier (September 2003  August 2004), I was
at the Institute for
Mathematics and Its Applications,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as
a postdoctoral member, and worked with
Professor Ofer Zeitouni.
Research:
Summary of Research Interest:
My main research interest is in theoretical and applied probability mainly focusing on
discrete problems arising out of combinatorics, statistical physics and computer science.
In particular I am interested in random graphs, probability on tress,
combinatorial optimization and statistical physics
problems, recursive distributional equations, branching random walks, percolation theory, interacting particle systems,
Markov chains and their mixing behavior, random walks in random
environment and urn models. I also keep strong interest in theoretical statistics and probability questions
arising out of it.
Work in Progress:
 HardCore Model on Random Graphs.
 (with Krishna B. Athreya) On Generalized Preferential Attachment Random Graph Models.
 (with Ofer Zeitouni) Annealed and Quenched Invariance Principles for Random Walks in Dynamic Markovian Environment.
Preprints:
 (with Debleena Thacker) A New Approach to Pólya Urn Schemes and Its Infinite Color Generalizations.
 (with Subhabrata Sen) DePreferential Attachment Random Graphs.
 (with Gursharn Kaur) Negativly Reinforced Urn Models.
Publications:
 (with Debleena Thacker) On Pólya Urn Schemes with Infinitely Many Colors.
(accepted for publication in Bernoulli).
 (with Farkhondeh Sajadi) On the Expected Total Number of Infections for Virus Spread on a Finite Network.
Annals of Applied Probability, 25(2): 663  674, 2015.
 (with Sanjay Chaudhuri) On Standared Deviation Estimates for Tree Order Restricted Models.
Statistics, 48(5): 1122  1137, 2014.
 (with Debleena Thacker) Rate of Convergence and Large Deviation for the Infinite Color Pólya
Urn Schemes. Statist. Probab. Lett., 92: 232  240, 2014.
 (with Siva Athreya and Amites Dasgupta) Random Walks in I.I.D. Random Environment on Cayley Trees.
Statist. Probab. Lett., 92: 39  44, 2014.
 (with Farkhondeh Sajadi) On the NearestNeighbor Algorithm for the MeanField Traveling Salesman Problem.
J. Appl. Prob., 51(1): 106  117, 2014.
 (with Farkhondeh Sajadi) Connectivity Threshold of Random Geometric Graphs with Cantor Distributed Vertices.
Statist. Probab. Lett., 82: 2103  2107, 2012.
 Endogeny for the Logistic Recursive Distributional Equation. Journal for Analysis and its Applications
(ZAA), 30(2): 237  251, 2011.
 (with Rahul Roy and Anish Sarkar) On the One Dimensional "Learning from Neighbours" Model.
Electronic J. Probab., 15: 1574  1593 2010.
 (with Jeffrey Steif and Ádám Timár)
On the Cluster Size Distribution for Percolation on Some General Graphs.
Revista Mathemática Iberoamericana, 26(2): 529  550, 2010.
 (with David Gamarnik) Counting Without Sampling: Asymptotics of the
LogPartition Function for Certain Statistical Physics Models.
Random Structures and Algorithms, 33(4): 452  479, 2008.
 (with David Gamarnik) Counting without sampling. New algorithms for
enumeration problems using statistical physics. Proceedings of the
Seventeenth Annual ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, 17: 890  899,
2006.
 A Necessary and Sufficient Condition for the TailTriviality of a
Recursive Tree Process. Sankhya, 68(1): 1  23, 2006.
 (with Ofer Zeitouni) Random Walk in Dynamic Markovian Random Environment.
ALEA : Latin American Journal of Probability and Mathematical
Statistics, 1: 205  224, 2006.

(with David J. Aldous) A Survey of MaxType Recursive Distributional
Equations. Annals of Applied Probability, 15(2): 1047  1110, 2005.

Bivariate Uniqueness in the Logistic Recursive Distributional
Equation. Technical Report # 629, Department of Statistics, UC,
Berkeley, 2002 (November).

(with David J. Aldous) How to Combine Fast Heuristic Markov Chain
Monte Carlo with Slow Exact Sampling. Electronic Commun. Probab.,
6: 79  89, 2001.
Dissertation Research:
 Maxtype Recursive Distributional Equations.
PhD dissertation, Department of Statistics, UC, Berkeley, 2003 (May).
Coauthors:
David J. Aldous,
Siva Athreya,
Sanjay Chaudhuri,
Amites Dasgupta,
David Gamarnik,
Rahul Roy,
Farkhondeh Sajadi,
Anish Sarkar,
Jeffrey Steif,
Debleena Thacker,
Ádám Timár,
Ofer Zeitouni.
Ph.D. Students (in reverse chronological order):

Gursharn Kaur
 Thesis Title: Urn Models with Negative Reinforcements (tentative).
 Date of Graduation: 2017 (expected year of graduation).
 Field: Statistics (Probability Theory).

Debleena Thacker

Farkhondeh Sajadi
M.Stat. (Dissertation) Student:

Subhabrata Sen
 Dissertation Title: Depreferential Attachment Random Graph Models.
 Year of Dissertation: 2012  2013.
 Specialization: Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
 Affiliation: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Teaching:
Current Assignment:
Experiences:
 Spring 2016: I did not teach in this semester.
 Fall 2015:
Linear Algebra and Linear Models for the M.Stat. I^{st} Year (NBStream)
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Spring 2015: I did not teach in this semester.
 Fall 2014: Advanced Probability
for the M.Stat. II^{nd} year Mathematical Statistics and
Probability specialization at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
 Spring 2014:
STAT134: Concepts of Probability at the
Department of Statistics
UC, Berkeley.
 Fall 2013:
STAT155: Game Theory at the Department of Statistics
UC, Berkeley.
 Summer 2013:
Random Graphs (as summer projects by students of M.Stat. I^{st} and II^{nd} years)
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Spring 2013:
Measure Theoretic Probability for the M.Stat. Ist year (NBStream) and Ist year Junior Research Fellows
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Fall 2012:
 Spring 2012: I did not teach in this semester.
 Fall 2011:
 Spring 2011:
Advanced Analysis for the M.Stat.(Application) II^{nd} year (optional) and I^{st} year
junior research fellows
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Fall 2010:
Measure Theoretic Probability for the M.Stat.(Application) II^{nd} year (optional) and I^{st} year
junior research fellows
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Spring 2010: Advanced Probability
for the I^{st} year junior research fellows at
Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Fall 2009:
Branching Processes for the II^{nd} year junior research fellows
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Spring 2009:
Measure Theoretic Probability for the I,sup>st year junior research fellows
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Fall 2008:
 Spring 2008:
Linear Models and GLM for the M.Stat. (Applications)
I^{st} year
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Fall 2007:
Measure Theoretic Probability for the I^{st} year junior research fellows
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Spring 2007:
Measure Theoretic Probability for the M.Stat. I^{st} year
at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.
 Fall 2002:
STAT134, Section 2 : Concepts of Probability
at UC, Berkeley.
Teaching Awards:
Teaching Record: (not updated!)
Seminars:
I organized the
weekly seminar series of the
Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit, ISI, New Delhi for four years,
from Fall 2006 till Fall 2010 (except in the Fall 2008 when I was not in Delhi
it was organized by
Maneesh Thakur).
From Spring Semester 2010 till Fall 2010 my coorganizer was
Deepayan Sarkar.
Conferences:
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