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Name: 
Uttam Kumar Sarkar
Position: 
Professor
Academic Group: 
Management Information Systems
Phone No.: 
+91-33-2467-8300 Ext 7100
Contact Details: 
A-203, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata - 700 104, INDIA
Personal Details: 
Last updated: December 2018.
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 
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Academics

Academic Background: 
Ph. D. (1994), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur M. Tech. (1989), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur B. Tech. (1987), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Higher Secondary (1983), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College Narendrapur under West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
Courses Taught: 
Social Network Analytics Business Data Mining Quantitative Research Methods RFID and its Business Implications Emerging Information Technology Information Technology and Systems Database Management System Object-Oriented Programming Systems Electronic Commerce Principles of Programming Languages Software Engineering Optimization Techniques Operations Research Data Structures Data Processing Logic and Functional Programming
Awards: 
B P Poddar Merit Scholar of IIT Kharagpur (1983-1987 B.Tech. Batch)

Experience

Consulting Interests: 
Mid-term Appraisal of Macro Management Schemes in Eastern and Northeastern states, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Evaluation of Centrally Funded Projects in the Eastern States, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India Monitoring and Supervision of Sarba Shikshya Abhiyan (SSA) in West Bengal and A&N Islands, Ministry of HRD, Government of India External Evaluation of Post Literacy Programme (PLP) in Khurda, Orissa, Ministry of HRD, Government of India External Evaluation of Total Literacy Programme (TLP) in Cachar, Assam, Ministry of HRD, Government of India Computerization at the Tea Board
Work Experience: 
[2008 – Present] Professor, Management Information Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. [6 April 2015 - 6 April 2018] Dean, New Initiatives and External Relations, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [2006-2008] Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33146, USA [2005 – 2006] Professor, Management Information Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [2002 - 2005] Associate Professor, Management Information Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [2000-2002] Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33146, USA [1997-2000] Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [1996 - 1997] Assistant Professor, Department of Management studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi [1995 - 1996] Senior Member (Technical), Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd, NEPZ, UP, India [1990 - 1995] Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Current Projects: 
Graduate level Teaching in Academic Session 2018-19: Business Data Mining Social Network Analytics Quantitative Research Methods

Research

Journal Publications: 
[Agam Gupta, Vinu C T, Arqum Mateen, Divya Sharma, Uttam K Sarkar] Combating incumbency advantage of network effects: The role of entrant's decisions & consumer preferences, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, [forthcoming, 2019] [Debabrata Ghosh, Peeyush Mehta, Balram Avittathur and Uttam K Sarkar] Unlocking the potential of India’s high-tech start-ups, Supply Chain Management Review, March/April 2018 issue, pp 8-10. [Agam Gupta, Biswatosh Saha, Uttam K Sarkar] Emergent heterogeneity in keyword valuation in sponsored search markets - A closer-to-practice perspective, Computational Economics, Springer, Vol 8, No 4, 2016, DOI:10.1007/s10614-016-9637-5. [Agam Gupta, Biswatosh Saha, Uttam K Sarkar] Systemic Concentration in Sponsored Search Markets: The Role of Time Window in Click-Through-Rate Computation, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Volume 7, Issue 2, August 2016. [Ram Babu Roy and Uttam K Sarkar] A social network approach to change detection in the interdependence structure of global stock markets, Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer, Vol. 3, Number 3, September 2013, pp 269-283. DOI 10.1007/s13278-012-0063-y. [Dilip Sarkar, Uttam K Sarkar, G Peng] Bandwidth Requirement of Links in a Hierarchical Caching Network: A Graph Based Formulation, an Algorithm, and its Performance Evaluation, International Journal of Computers and Applications, Acta Press, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2007. [Dilip Sarkar, Uttam K Sarkar, Wei Zhou] Bandwidth estimation of multiplexed videos using multinomial model, Computer Communications, Elsevier, Vol 30, Issue 2, 2007, pp 269-279. [U. K. Sarkar, S. Ramakrishnan, D. Sarkar]. Study of Long-Duration MPEG Trace Segmentation Methods for Developing Frame-Size Based Traffic Models, Computer Networks, Elsevier, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2004, pp. 177-188 [U. K. Sarkar, S. Ramakrishnan, and D. Sarkar] Modeling Full-Length Video Using Markov-Modulated Gamma-Based Framework, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol 11, No 4, pp. 638-649, 2003. [U. K. Sarkar] On the Uniqueness of Solution to the Multi-peg Towers of Hanoi, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Gordon and Breach Pub., Vol 78, No. 1, 2001, pp 57-72. [U. K. Sarkar] On The Design of A Constructive Algorithm to Solve the Multi-peg Towers of Hanoi Problem, Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier, Vol 237, Issue 1-2, pp 407-421, 2000. [U.K.Sarkar, P.P.Chakrabarti, S.Ghose, S.C.DeSarkar] Improving Greedy Algorithms By Lookahead Search, Journal of Algorithms, Academic Press, Vol 16, 1994, pp 1-23. [U.K.Sarkar, P.P.Chakrabarti, S.Ghose, S.C.DeSarkar] Effective Use of Memory in Iterative Deepening Search, Information Processing Letters, North Holland, Vol 42, 1992, pp 47-52. [U.K.Sarkar, P.P.Chakrabarti, S.Ghose, S.C.DeSarkar] A Simple 0.5 Bounded Greedy Algorithm for 0/1 Knapsack Problem, Information Processing Letters, North Holland, Vol 42, 1992, 173-177. [U.K.Sarkar, P.P.Chakrabarti, S.Ghose, S.C.DeSarkar] Reducing Reexpansions in Iterative Deepening Search By Controlling Cutoff Bounds, Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier, Vol 51, 1991, pp 207-221. [U.K.Sarkar, P.P.Chakrabarti, S.Ghose, S.C.DeSarkar] Multiple Stack Branch and Bound, Information Processing Letters, North Holland, Vol 37, 1991, pp 43-48.
Conferences: 
[Uttam K Sarkar] Inference under a new exponential-exponential loss capturing specified penalties for over- and under-estimation, International Academic Conference [IAC 2018], Vienna, September 2018. [Khushboo Agarwal, Adrija Majumdar, and Uttam K Sarkar] Lifecycle of Social Fundraising Campaigns, 12th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems [MCIS 2018], Corfu. Greece, September 2018. [Divya Sharma, Biswatosh Saha, and Uttam K Sarkar] Bridging the Distance: The Agencement of Complex Affordances on Social Media Platforms, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems 2016 (ICIS 2016), Dublin, Ireland. [A Ghosh, Divya Sharma, Agam Gupta, and Uttam K Sarkar] WebSelect: A Research Prototype for Optimizing Ad Exposures based on Network Structure, Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Dublin, Ireland, 2016. [Divya Sharma, Agam Gupta, and Uttam K Sarkar] Challenging the Incumbent: The Impact of Product Quality and Network Effects, Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015, Münster, Germany. [Amitrajit Chakrabarti, Soumalya Seal, and Uttam Kumar Sarkar] Credibility of Social Media Postings: A Genetic Algorithmic Approach to Stock Market Contexts, 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand , 8-10 December, 2014. [Ram Babu Roy and Uttam Kumar Sarkar] Identifying Dominant Economic Sectors and Stock Markets: A Social Network Mining Approach, PAKDD 2013 DMApps, Gold Coast, Australia, Springer, LNCS 7867, pp 59-70, 2013. [Ram Babu Roy and Uttam Kumar Sarkar] Identifying influential stock indices from global stock markets: A social network analysis approach, in the 2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2011), Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 19-21 September, 2011. [Ram Babu Roy and Uttam Kumar Sarkar] A social network approach to examine the role of influential stocks in shaping interdependence structure in global stock markets, in Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2011), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 25-27 July, 2011. [Ram Babu Roy and Uttam Kumar Sarkar] Capturing Early Warning Signal for a Financial Crisis from the Dynamics of Stock Market Networks: Evidence from North American and Asian Stock Markets, in the 16th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance by the Society for Computational Economics, City University London,UK, July, 2010. [Uttam K Sarkar and Saibal Chattopadhyay] Asymmetrically Penalized Estimation of Normal Mean with Known Coefficient of Variation, in the 23rd Nordic Conference on Mathematical Statistics (NORDSTAT 2010), Voss, Norway, 14-17 June, 2010. [Saibal Chattopadhyay and Uttam K Sarkar] Sequential Estimation of the Smallest Location of k Exponential Populations under LINEX Loss, in the 23rd Nordic Conference on Mathematical Statistics (NORDSTAT 2010), Voss, Norway, 14-17 June, 2010. [Uttam K Sarkar, Dilip Sarkar, and Mitsunori Ogihara] Some Interesting Patterns in the Adverse Event Reporting System of the Food and Drug Administration, in The 30th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB 2009), Prague, Czech Republic, August 23-27, 2009. [Dilip Sarkar and Uttam K Sarkar] Balancing Load of APs by Concurrent Association of Every Wireless Node with Many APs, in The Fifth International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2009), April 20-25, 2009, Valencia, Spain. [Sanjay Datta and Uttam K Sarkar] Musical Insights: An Effective Methodology to Capture Similarity of Personal Traits, in European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR) World Research Conference (ESOMAR Consumer Insights 2009), 9-11 February, 2009, Dubai. [D Sarkar, S Paul, H Narayan, S Prasad, and Uttam K Sarkar] Effect of Path Parameter Imbalance on the Performance of Concurrent Multipath TCPs, In Proceedings of Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2007), 29-31 October 2007, Orlando, USA, ISBN 1-4244-1513-6. [Dilip Sarkar, Uttam K. Sarkar, G. Peng] A Graph based formulation of bandwidth requirement of links in a hierarchical caching network, In Proceedings of International Conference on Networks and Communications Systems (NCS-2005), Krabi, Thailand, 18-20 April, 2005. [Wei Zhou, Dilip Sarkar, S. Ramakrishnan, and U. K. Sarkar], Bandwidth Estimation for Multiplexed Videos Using MMG-based Single Video Traffic Model, Proceedings of IEEE International Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom 2003), San Francisco, USA, 1-5 December 2003. [C. Snyder, U. K. Sarkar, and D. Sarkar] Effects of Cell Loss on MPEG Video: Analytical Modeling and Empirical Validation, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2002), Lausanne, Switzerland, 26-29 August, 2002, pp.1-4,IEEE Catalog Number 02TH8604C, Ed: Suvisoft Oy Ltd, Finland. [U. K. Sarkar, S. Ramakrishnan, D. Sarkar] Modeling full-length video using Markov-modulated gamma-based framework, Proc. Globecom 2001 – IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Multimedia QoS/Video Applications, San Antonio, Texas, USA, November 2001, pp 1-5, ISBN 0-7803-7208-5. [U. K. Sarkar, S. Ramakrishnan, D. Sarkar] Segmenting Full-Length VBR Video into Shots for Modeling with Markov-Modulated Gamma-Based Framework, ITCom2001 International Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, August 19-24, 2001. Published in Internet Multimedia Management Systems II, John R. Smith et al (eds), Proceedings of SPIE, Vol 4519, pp 191-202, 2001. [U.K.Sarkar] Solution to Cargo Loading Problem Using Multi-peg Towers of Hanoi - A Heuristic Search Approach, International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems (KBCS-98), M. Sasikumar et al (Eds), National Centre for Software Technology, Mumbai, India, pp. 65-76. [U.K.Sarkar, P.P.Chakrabarti, S.Ghose, S.C.DeSarkar] Pruning By Upperbounds in Heuristic Search : Use of Approximate Algorithms, International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems (KBCS-89), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNAI Series, Springer Verlag, Vol 444, 1990, pp 451-461. [U.K.Sarkar, P.P.Chakrabarti, S.Ghose, S.C.DeSarkar] Reducing the Selection Overhead in a Best First Search Scheme, International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems (KBCS-90), Frontiers in Knowledge Based Computing, Narosa Publishing House, 1991, pp 125-134.
Books/Book Chapters: 
[Divya Sharma, Biswatosh saha, and Uttam K Sarkar] Affordance Lost, Affordance Regained, and Affordance Surrendered: The Becoming of Reachability on Social Media Platforms. In L. Introna, D. Kavanagh, S. Kelly, W. Orlikowski, and S. Scott (eds.), Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization, Springer International Publishing, 2016. [U.K.Sarkar, S.Chattopadhyay, and D.Ghosh Dastidar] Computers and Computation, Prentice Hall of India, 1997, ISBN 81-203-1186-8.
Research Interests: 
Machine Learning, Social Networks Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Discrete Optimization