Sharmishtha Mitra

PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Research Interest



  • PhD, IIT Kanpur, 1997
    Thesis Title:Some Contributions on Moments of Order Statistics from Cauchy Distribution Supervisor: Prof. P. C. Joshi
  • M.Sc., (Statistics), IIT Kanpur, 1991
  • B.Sc., (Statistics (Honours), Mathematics, Economics), Presidency College, Kolkata, 1989.



Linear Models & Estimation; Regression Analysis; Analysis of Variance; Order Statistics & Non-Parametric Inference; Econometrics. 

  • "Moments of Cauchy Order Statistics via Riemann Zeta Functions" (with P.C. Joshi), Statistical Theory & Applications, papers in honor of H.A. David, (H.N. Nagaraja, P.K.Sen, D.F. Morrison, eds.), New York: Springer - Verlag, 1996, pp. 117-127.

  • "A wavelet filtering based analysis of macro-economic indicators: the Indian evidence", Applied Mathematics & Computation, 2006, Vol. 175(2), pp. 1055 - 1079.

  • "Analysis of left censored data from the generalized exponential distribution" (with D. Kundu), Journal of Statistical Computation andSimulation, 2008, Vol. 78(7), pp. 669 – 679.

  • "Genetic Algorithm and M-estimator based robust sequential estimationof parameters of nonlinear sinusoidal signals" (with A. Mitra & D. Kundu), Communications in Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulations, 2011, Vol. 16(7), pp. 2796 - 2809.

  • "Exact inference for two-parameter exponential distribution under type-II hybrid censoring", (with A. Ganguly, D. Samanta & D. Kundu), Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2012, Vol. 142(3), pp.613- 625.


  • Research Officer (Oct 1996 - Aug 2000) & Assistant Adviser (Aug 2000 - May 2005), Department of Statistical Analysis & Computer Services, (now, Department of Systems & Information Management), Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai

  • Visiting Faculty (May 2005 - Apr 2007) & Assistant Professor (Apr 2007 - Mar 2012), Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

  • National Scholarship, University of Calcutta;

  • Research Fellowship, Indian Statistical Institute

  • National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) Research Award (JRF and SRF), Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India

  • Research Award, Centre for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govtof India



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