N. BALAKRISHNA, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

 

Professor
Department of Statistics
Cochin University of Science and Technology

Cochin 682 022
Kerala, INDIA.
E-mail: nb@cusat.ac.in , balajicusat@yahoo.com
Phone:011-91-484-2575893(Office), 011-91-484-2862473 (Direct),

09446605682(Mobile), 011-91-484-2555497(Residence)
Fax: 91-484-2577595

 

Areas of Research
Time Series Analysis, Applications of Stochastic Processes, Modeling of Stochastic Volatility, Analysis of Repairable systems, Chaotic time series

  Title of the Thesis
  Some Statistical and Inferential Problems Related to Non-Gaussian Time Series
 

Education

B.Sc, Mangalore University (SDM College, Ujire), 1984

M.Sc, Mangalore University, 1986
M.Phil, University of Poona, 1988
Ph.D, University of Poona, 1992

Academic Positions holding
  Professor, Department of Statistics, CUSAT, November 2006 onwards
Academic Positions held
1 Head, Department of Statistics, CUSAT, March 1, 2008 - March 1, 2011
2 Reader, Department of Statistics, CUSAT, November 16, 2000 - November 3, 2006
3 Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics, CUSAT, November 16, 1996 - November 15, 2000.
4 Lecturer, Department of Statistics, CUSAT, April 18, 1992 - November 15, 1996.
5 Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Poona, November 15, 1991 - April 18, 1992.
6 Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Mangalore University, July 26, 1986 - March 31, 1987.
Visits
1 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada during April 16- June 16, 1998, July 15- September 10, 1999, May 1- June 25, 2001, May 4– June 29, 2006, June 5-July 12, 2009.
2 Visiting Scientist, School of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Birmingham, England: May 8– June 7, 2002.
3 Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University Dresden, Germany: January 2003 to April 2004.
4 Visiting Professor, Department of Probability and Statistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA during August 2015 to May 2016.
5 Visited the Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA during 8-11, March 2016 and presented a Colloquium talk on Multiplicative error models for non-negative time series.
6 Visited the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County during 7-8, April 2016 and presented a Colloquium talk on Varying kernel estimation for nonnegative time series
7 Visited Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta under the UGC DSA visiting scheme and delivered a series of lectures on Time Series Analysis during 26 – 30, March 2012.
8 Visited Department of Statistics, University of Panjab, under UGC SAP visiting scheme and presented a series of lectures on Financial Time Series Analysis during 24 – 30, November 2013.
9 Visited Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur to continue research collaboration on Measurement error models and time series, during 6-11, April 2015.
10 Engaged Special Lecture Series (10 lectures) on Financial Time Series at the Department of Statistics, Mangalore University under their UGC Innovative program during 21-25, April 2014.
Honors and Fellowships
1 Commonwealth Fellow, School of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Birmingham, England: September 1999 to September 2000.
2 Elected Member of International Statistical Institute, since January 2006.
3 UKIERI (UK India Education and Research Initiatives) – Fellowship at the University of Warwick, UK from May 1- July 31, 2007. During this period, also visited the University of Manchester for two weeks.
4 I was one of the three former Commonwealth Fellows from South India selected by the British Council, Chennai for " Travel grant for Commonwealth Scholars Networking". Under this scheme Prof. A. J. Lawrance from University of Warwick visited me at CUSAT for two weeks in March – April, 2006 to continue our research collaboration.
Membership in the Academic and Professional bodies
1 A member of the Board of Examiners of CUSAT, University of Calicut, Kerala University, Mangalore University, Bangalore University and Mysore University.
2 A member of the Board of Studies in Statistics of CUSAT, Calicut University, Pondicherry University, Kannur University, Kerala University, Mangalore University and Mysore University.
3 A member of the Senate, CUSAT, from 1999 to 2003.
4 An Executive Committee member of the Association of British Scholars, Kochi Chapter.
5 Life member of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics.
6 Life member of the Kerala Statistical Association.
7 A member of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics of the ISI.
8 Council Member of International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics of the ISI.
9 Program coordinator for the International conferences held at Cochin during December 1996, January 2003, January 2007 and December 2011.
10 Executive Council member of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics during 2007- 2012.  
11 President, Kerala Statistical Association, January 2012- February 2016.
12 Member of the governing council, Journal of Indian Statistical Association.
13 Worked as a member of selection committees to recruit faculty members in National institutions and Universities.
14 Worked as Ph.D thesis examiner for several Universities in India.
15 Member of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delhi, January 2015- December 2017.
Other Academic and Extension Activities:
1 Associate Editor, Communications in Statistics: Theory & Methods
2 Associate Editor, Communications in Statistics: Simulation & Computation
3 Executive Editor, Statistical Methods, An International Journal published from CUSAT, From April 2004 to December 2006
4 Associate Editor, Journal of Indian Society for Probability and Statisitcs.
5 Reviewer for American Mathematical Review.
6 Serving as referee for the Journals: Statistics and Probability Letters, Communications in Statistics, Journal of Indian Statistical Association, Far East Journal of Statistics and TEST. Journal of Applied Statistics, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Journal of Indian Society for Agricultural Statistics, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice.
7 Coordinated a National Seminar on Statistical Methods and Reliability Analysis in CUSAT during 28-30, January 2008.
8 Convener of the Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Time Series Data with Applications 14 – 16, January 2013.
9 Treasurer, International Indian Statistical Association, India Chapter, January 2010 – December 2015.
10 Treasures, International Indian Statistical Association, India Chapter.
11 Editor of the News Letter, International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (January 2011 – December 2013)
12 Coordinator, UGC-DRS level II for the Department of Statistics, CUSAT during 2010 – 2015.
  Coordinator, UGC-DRS III, Department of Statistics, CUSAT, April 2016 – March 2021.
13 CUSAT nodal officer for all India Survey on Higher Education, a project of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, June 2011-June 2015.
Projects Completed Successfully
1 UGC Minor Research Project on Sequential Estimation, 1995 –1998, worth Rs. 15000/-.
2 UGC Minor Research Project on non-Gaussian Time Series, 1998-99, worth Rs. 15000/-
3 Principal Investigator of a major research project “Modelling and Analysis of Financial time Series” worth Rupees 19 lakhs sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.  From January 2008 to January 2011.
4 Principal Investigator of an ongoing DST-SERB  sponsored major research project “Stochastic Modeling of non-linear Time Series” worth Rupees 13.2 lakhs,Commensed in october 2014.
M. Phil Dissretations Supervised
Doctoral Thesis Supervised
Doctoral Thesis Under Supervision
Conferences/Work Shops participated
Publications
Courses Taught


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 “Thrupthi” PNRA 19,
Pottachalipadam,
Changampuzha Nagar.P.O,
Cochin 682 033.
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