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1 Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India 12 th – 16 th January

2 International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India The Indian Statistical Institute is renowned world-wide for research and teaching of statistics, as well as for its role in the national planning of India This prestigious institution of India was founded by Professor P. C. Mahalanobis on 17th December, Currently it has its home in the northern fringe of the metropolis of Kolkata It also has four additional centers in the four extremes of the country – at Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur

3 International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Institute Buildings Nehru & PCM PCM & Madame Curie

4 C. R. Rao, "a living legend …….” as per the American Statistical Association, is well renowned for his enormous contributions in different fields of statistical theory including Cramér–Rao bound, Rao–Blackwell theorem, Orthogonal arrays, Score test, Second-order efficiency and many more. His honours include the Guy Medal, National Medal of Science, Padma Vibhushan, S. S. Bhatnagar Prize etc. S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, 2007 Abel Prize Winner, is famous for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviations. His other awards include the National Medal of Science, Steele Prize, Padma Bhushan and the Birkhoff Prize. International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the founder of the institute, is the father of statistics in India and is best remembered for the “Mahalanobis Distance” and his contributions to Large-Scale sample Surveys. He has received several awards including the Weldon Memorial Prize, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Statistical Society and Padma Vibhushan (India’s second highest civilian award).

5 Raghu Raj Bahadur, "one of the architects of the modern theory of mathematical statistics", is best known for the "Bahadur Efficiency“ and the “Bahadur-Ghosh-Kiefer representation”. D. Basu, one of the major contributors to the foundations of statistics, is well known for Basu’s theorem (stating the independence of a complete sufficient and an ancillary statistic), and several other fundamental contributions. Jayanta K. Ghosh, co-discoverer of the Bahadur-Ghosh-Kiefer representation and Ghosh-Pratt identity, is well renowned for his contributions to Bayesian statistics and asymptotics. His honours include the Padma Shree and the S. S. Bhatnagar Prize. K. R. Parthasarathy, a pioneer of quantum stochastic calculus, worked in collaboration with Andrey Kolmogorov and was awarded the S. S. Bhatnagar Prize. International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

6 In between the conference, you can roam around the “city of joy” – Kolkata. Here are some glimpse: International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Victoria Memorial HallSt. Paul's Cathedral Belur Math Howrah Bridge Dakshineswar Temple Science City

7 Most Nobel laureates of India have hailed from Kolkata and the surroundings. Here are Three of Them. (Tagore was the first Nobelist from Asia) The Indian Museum of Kolkata is the nation's oldest museum Kalighat painting (Patachitra) of Kolkata is a local style that reflected a variety of themes including mythology Kolkata's local cuisine include rice, a fish curry known as machher jhol and desserts such as rossogolla, sandesh, and a sweet yoghurt known as mishti dohi. International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India The city is the former capital of India and has a very rich literary and artistic, heritage Rabindranath Tagore Amartya Sen Mother Teresa

8 After the Conference, you can have a short trip around Kolkata to visit interesting places. These include: International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Sundarban Tiger Reserve & National Park Teracotta of Bengal Darjeeling Hill Station & Tea Garden Shantiniketan (Tagore’s Institute) Hazarduari

9 International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India  India is a country in South Asia  It is 7 th largest, 2 nd most populous country in world

10 International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India  India has 29 states and 7 Union territories  Kolkata is the capital of the Eastern state of West Bengal

11 International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Kolkata The Institute is about only 12km from Kolkata International Airport ISI volunteers will meet you at the airport to guide you to the Institute or your hotel

12  Guest house accommodation is available at Indian Statistical Institute International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India  Accommodations are available at the NSSO Guest House (10 minutes walk from the institute campus)

13 Citizens of most countries will need a visa to travel to India. The organizers will provide letters of invitation to all attendees as required for visa purposes. It is recommended that you apply early for your Indian visa. International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

14 Airlines operating direct international flights to Kolkata: Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Air Asia International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

15 Several major airlines have direct connections to Delhi (or, Mumbai): International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India There are several flights connecting Delhi/ Mumbai to Kolkata

16 Airlines operating direct international flights to Kolkata: – Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Air Asia Flights on Air India connecting via Delhi/Mumbai: – Chicago, JFK/Newark, London, Birmingham, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome/Milan, Moscow, Vienna, Zurich, Istanbul, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney/Melbourne Flights on Jet Airways connecting via Mumbai: – Toronto, Newark, London, Brussels, Paris Major Airlines with flights to Delhi/Mumbai connecting to Kolkata on Air India/Jet Airways: – United, Delta, Lufthansa, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air, France, KLM, Swiss, Austrian, Etihad, ANA, Japan Airlines International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

17 Abstract submission is already open (from 24 th July, 2014) Abstract submission closes 07 th October, Notification of Acceptance: 22 nd October, Early-bird Registration deadline is 30 th November, (Early bird registration fee: USD 350 regular; USD 250 student) Conference Dates: 12 th – 16 th January, 2015 International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

18 (Ayanendranath Basu) Ph: (Diganta Mukherjee) Ph: International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

19 Looking Forward to See Looking Forward to See You in Kolkata… International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), 12th – 16th January, 2015 Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India


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