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Chairperson- Placements Committee
Quantitative Methods and Operations Management

PhD in Statistics, University of Calcutta

MSc in Statistics, University of Calcutta

BSc (Hons.) Statistics, University of Calcutta
Research Areas
Reliability Theory and Applications

Applied Statistics

Predictive Analytics

Statistical Quality Control


Recent Consulting / Other Assignments
Consultant Statistician, ICRA Techno Analytics Ltd

Consultant Statistician, Data Infocom Software Solutions Ltd.

Current Projects
Healthcare Analytics at BMH Pvt Ltd., 2018-

IIMK MGRP on "Forecasting & Supply Chain Planning in an Indian Ethnic Wear Industry-A Case Study" (2016) (ongoing)

IIMK SGRP on "Some New Lifetime Distributions and their Applications" (2014) (completed)


Academic Positions
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Assistant Professor, Army Institute of Management (Formerly, National Institute of Management), Kolkata

Lecturer, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan

Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar

Guest Faculty, Calcutta University, Kolkata

Visiting Researcher: Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai; IISER, Kolkata


Other Professional Appointments
Chairperson-Placement, IIMK (2018-

Chairperson-Recreation, IIMK (2015-17)

Member, American Statistical Association


Life Member, Analytics Society of India

Life Member, International Indian Statistical Association

Life Member, Calcutta Statistical Association

Life Member, Indian Association of Productivity, Quality and Reliability

Referee: Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Statistics and Probability Letters, Statistical Methodology, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Naval Research Logistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, National Academy of Science, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation


Corporate / Public Sector Leadership
Coordinator and Faculty, Executive Management Development Program on Business Analytics

Coordinator and Faculty, Management Development Program on Predictive Analytics Using R

Coordinator and Faculty Faculty Development Program on Multivariate Data Analysis


UGC-CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified

Recipient of the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (MEXT) scholarship, Kobe University, Japan

National Scholar in Madhyamik and Higher Secondary Examinations


Significant Publications
Optimum life test plan for Type-I hybrid censored Weibull distributed products sold under general rebate warranty (with J B Chakraborty and S Roy), 2019, International Journal of Production Research, Forthcoming,

Compounded Inverse Weibull Distributions: Properties, Inference and Applications (with J B Chakraborty), Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, https://doi.org/10.1080/03610918.2018.1429623

A new lifetime distribution with applications in inventory and insurance (with A. Nanda), 2018, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 35 (2), 527-544

Ordering properties of sample minimum from Kumaraswamy-G random variables (with A. Kundu), 2018, Statistics-Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics (Taylor & Francis), 52 (1), 133-146

Key Performance Indicators for Factor Score based Ranking in ODI Cricket (with P. Nair and J.B.Chakrabarty), 2017, IIMB Management Review, to appear

Stochastic Comparison of Parallel Systems with Log-Lindley Distributed Components (with A. Kundu), 2017, Operations Research Letters (Elsevier), Vol 45 (3), 199-205

On Compounded Geometric Distributions and Their Applications (with A. Mukherjee and A. Nanda), Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, 2017, 46 (3), 1715-1734

Ordering Properties of Order Statistics from Heterogeneous Exponentiated Weibull Models (with A. Kundu), 2016, Statistics and Probability Letters (Elsevier), Vol 114, pp 119-127

Some Results on Majorization and Their Applications (with A. Kundu, A.K. Nanda and N. Hazra), 2016, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (Elsevier), Vol 301, pp 161-177

Bayes Estimation in M/M/1 Queues with Bivariate Prior (with S. P. Mukherjee), 2016, Journal of Statistics & Management Systems (Taylor and Francis), vol 19 (5), pp 681-699

Acceptance sampling plans based on truncated life test for the generalized Weibull model, (IEEM), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, 2016 - ieeexplore.ieee.org, 2016

A model-based approach of flexibility and its impact on organization and employee welfare in lean environment (with P.Basu and P.A.Alam), 2015, Decision, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 269-277

Distribution-free Phase II CUSUM Control Chart for Joint Monitoring of Location and Scale (with S. Chakraborty and A. Mukherjee), 2015, Quality and Reliability Engineering International (John Wiley), Vol. 31 (1), 135-151

Bayesian Estimation of Traffic Intensity in an M/Er/1 Queueing Model (with S S Maiti), Proceedings of IWCBTA and ISBA Regional Meeting, IIT, BHU, Research and Reviews- Journal of Statistics, 2014

A New Distribution-free Control Chart for Joint Monitoring of Location and Scale Parameters of Continuous Distribution (with S. Chakraborty and A. Mukherjee), 2014, Quality and Reliability Engineering International (John Wiley), Vol. 30 (2), pp 191-204

Estimation of traffic intensity based on queue length in a single M/M/1 queue (with S. P. Mukherjee), 2013, Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 42, Issue 13, pp 2376-2390

Estimation of waiting time distribution in an M/M/1 queue (with S.P.Mukherjee), OPSEARCH, 2011, 48, issue 4, 306-317 (Springer)

Bayes Estimation of Measures of effectiveness in an M/M/1 Queueing Model (with S. P. Mukherjee), Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin, 2010, 62, 97-108

Maximum Likelihood and Bayes Estimation in M/M/1 Queue (with S. P. Mukherjee), Stochastic Modeling and Applications, 2005, Vol.8, 47-55

Bayesian Estimation of Traffic Intensity (with S. P. Mukherjee), IAPQR Transactions, 2005, Vol. 30, 89-100

On a two-parameter discrete distribution and its applications (with A. Nanda and A. Mukherjee), 2014, IIMK working paper

Distribution-Free Cusum control chart for joint monitoring of location and scale (with S. Chakraborty and A. Mukherjee), 2014, IIMK working paper


Conferences, Seminars & Talks
IEEE International Conference on  Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 16-19, 2018

ORSI-2017, Advancing Frontiers in Operational Research: Towards a Sustainable World, Kolkata, Dec 21 – 23


IEEE International Conference on  Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bali, Indonesia, Dec 4-7, 2016

IISA-2015, Celebrating Statistical Innovation and Impact in a World of Big & Small Data organized by International Indian Statistical Association, Dec 20-24, 2015

ICSTC-2015, International Conference on Statistics for Twenty-First Century by Kerala University and American Statistical Association, December 17-19, 2015

International workshop on applied probability, Antalya, Turkey (invited), June, 16-19, 2014

3rd IIMA International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence, organized by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 13-14 April, 2013

International Workshop/Conference on Bayesian Theory and Applications (IWCBTA), Jan 6-10, 2013, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (accepted)

Statistics, Science, and Society: New Challenges and Opportunities: organized by International Indian Statistical Association, January 2-5, 2013, Chennai, India (Invited)

Eighth International Triennial Calcutta Symposium on Probability & Statistics, Kolkata, December 27-30, 2012

International Conference on Optimization, Computing & Business Analytics (ICOCBA),organized by ORSI, Kolkata, December 20-22, 2012 (accepted)

Seminar Presentation in Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, April 2012 (Invited)

XXXII Annual Convention of Indian Society for Probability and Statistics (ISPS) & International Conference on frontiers of Statistics and its Applications, Cochin, Kerala, 21-23 December, 2012

Workshop on Reliability Theory and Survival Analysis, Organized by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Nov. 23-252011

Pan IIM World Management Conference, organized by MHRD, Gov. of India, Goa, May 30-June 1, 2013


Probability and Statistics

Data Analytics

Multivariate Data Analysis

Predictive Analytics

Stochastic modeling


Working Papers
Mukherjee A, Marozzi M and Shovan Chowdhury    (2014)    Abstract

2.   Compounded Generalized Weibull Distributions - A Unified Approach
Shovan Chowdhury    (2014)    Abstract
3.   Distribution-free cusum control chart for joint monitoring of location and scale
Shovan Chowdhury,Amitava Mukherjee,Subha Chakraborti    (2014)    Abstract

4.   On a two-parameter discrete distribution and its applications
Shovan Chowdhury,Amitava Mukherjee,Asok K. Nanda    (2014)    Abstract

5.   Stochastic Comparisons of Parallel Systems of Heterogeneous Generalized Exponential Components
Amarjit Kundu, Shovan Chowdhury & Asok K Nanda    (2014)    Abstract

6.   Bayes Estimation with Bivariate Prior in M=M=1 Queues
Shovan Chowdhury    (2015)    Abstract


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