Prof. Ms. Usha Ananthakumar


Professor
106, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, I.I.T.Bombay, Powai, Mumbai
91-22-25767786
usha[at]som.iitb.ac.in
Prof Usha

Education

  • Ph.D (Statistics), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1995)
  • M.Phil (Statistics), University of Madras (1991)
  • M.Sc (Statistics), University of Madras (1990)
  • B.Sc (Statistics), University of Madras (1988)

Research Interests

  • Applied Statistics
  • Classification under Imbalance
  • Statistical Learning
  • Data Mining

Teaching Interests

  • Statistical Methods
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Predictive Analytics

Positions Held

  • Professor, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Since Sep’ 2014)
  • Associate Professor, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Since Apr’ 2007)
  • Assistant Professor, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Since Mar’ 2001)

Recent Awards

  • Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching : Given in 2018 by IIT Bombay
  • Best Teacher in Management Award : Given in 2012 and 2008 by SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

Recent Publications

In Refereed Journals

  • “Synthetic sampling approach based on model-based clustering for imbalanced data,” International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 348-364 (2018) (with Shahee, S.A)
  • “Understanding Tourist Preferences for Travel Packages : A Conjoint Analysis Approach,” Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research,Vol.22, Issue 12, pp.1238-1249 (2017) (with Pai, S)
  • “Hedging in presence of crop yield, crop revenue and rainfall insurance,” Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol.15, Issue 1, pp.151-171 (2017) (with Ranganathan, T)
  • “Investigating the alternative paradigms of manufacturing competence: an empirical study,” Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management,Vol.27, Issue 6, pp.818-841 (2016) (with Jain, B.C and Adil, G.K)
  • “A family of absolutely continuous bivariate distributions”, Journal of the Indian Statistical Association, Vol 53, pp. 195– 204 (2015) (with Subramanyam, A)
  • “Development of questionnaire to assess manufacturing capability along different decision areas”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 71, pp. 2091 – 2105 (2014) (with Jain, B.C and Adil, G.K)
  • “Does Hedging in Futures Markets Benefit Indian Farmers?”, Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 291-308 (2014) (with Ranganathan, T)
  • “Market Efficiency in Indian Soybean Futures Markets”, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 520-534 (2014) (with Ranganathan,T)
  • “An Instrument to measure factors of stragetic manufacturing effectiveness based on Hayes and Wheelwright’s model”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol 24, 812 -829 (2013) (with Jain, B.C and Adil, G.K)
  • “Configuration of Manufacturing Strategy Decision Areas in Line Production System: Five Case Studies”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology”, Vol. 64, pp. 459-474 (2013) (with Sanjay Choudhari and Adil, G.K.)
  • “Exploratory Case Studies on Manufacturing Decision Areas in the Job Production System”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 32, pp. 1337-1361 (2012) (with Sanjay Choudhari and Adil, G.K.)
  • “Choices in Manufacturing Stategy Decision Areas in Batch Production System – Six Case Studies”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, pp. 3698-3717 (2012) (with Sanjay Choudhari and Adil, G.K.)
  • “Congruence of Manufacturing Decision Areas in a Production System: A Research Framework”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 48, pp. 5963-5989 (2010) (with Sanjay Choudhari and Adil, G.K.)
  • “The Predictive Accuracy of Feed Forward Neural Networks and Multiple Regression in the Case of Heteroscedastic Data”, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 11, pp. 3859-3869 (2011) (with Mukta Paliwal)
  • “Assessing the Contribution of Variables in Feed Forward Neural Network”, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 11, pp. 3690-3696 (2011) (with Mukta Paliwal)
  • “A Study of Academic Performance of Business School Graduates Using Neural Network and Statistical Techniques”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 36, pp. 7865-7872 (2009) (with Mukta Paliwal)
  • “Neural Networks and Statistical Techniques: A Review of Applications”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 36, pp. 2-17 (2009) (with Mukta Paliwal)

In Refereed Conferences

  • An Adaptive Oversampling Technique for Imbalanced Datasets. In: Perner P. (eds) Advances in Data Mining. Applications and Theoretical Aspects. ICDM 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10933, pp 1-16,Springer, Cham (2018) (with Shahee, S.A)
  • Probability Based Cluster Expansion Oversampling Technique for Imbalanced Data ,” 4th International Conference on Data Mining and Database Management Systems, Apr 28 – 29, 2018, Dubai, , UAE, (with Shahee, S.A)
  • “Application of Logistic Regression in assessing Stock Performances,” 3rd IEEE International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing ,2017, Florida, USA (with Sarkar,R)
  • “Application of Factor Analysis in Analyzing Sales of the Retail Stores,” 2016 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, Dec 15-17, 2016, Chennai, India (with Mridha, A)
  • “Application of Extreme Value Theory in Commodity Markets”, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management,  Dec’ 10 – 13 2013, Thailand (with Ashwin Durga)
  • “Price discovery in Commodity Futures Markets: An Integrated Framework”,  3rd International Conference on Managing Inclusive Growth: The bottom-up Approach for Harmonious Development held at IBA, Greater Noida (2013), (with Ranganathan, T)
  • “A case study on four stage model assessing strategic role of manufacturing”, International Conference on Advances in Supply Chain and Manufacturing Management, Dec 16-18, 2011, IIT Kharagpur, India  (with Jain, B.C and Adil, G.K)
  • “Comparison of Neural Network and Regression Techniques for Nonlinear Prediction Problems”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec 6 – 9, 2011, Singapore (with Mukta Paliwal)
  • “Comparative Analysis of SOM Neural Network with K-Means Clustering Algorithm”, IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, June 2-5, 2010, Singapore (with Yuvnish Dhamija)
  • “Correspondence between Manufacturing Strategy Paradigms and Wheelwright and Hayes Model: Two Case Studies”, IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, June 2-5, 2010, Singapore (with Jain, B.C and Adil,G.K)
  • “Unit Root Tests: Give it a Break!”, International Symposium of Forecasting, June 20-23, 2010, SanDiego, USA,  (with Ranganathan, T)
  • “A Study on the Contribution of Explanatory Variables in Artificial Neural Networks”, International Conference on Decision Sciences in Global Enterprise Management, Jan 3-5, 2009, IIT Bombay, Mumbai (with Mukta Paliwal)
  • “Congruence between Competitive Priorities and Manufacturing Decisions: An Exploratory Study”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec 8-11, 2008, Singapore (with Sanjay Choudhari and Adil, G.K)
  • “The Predictive Accuracy of Feed Forward Neural Networks and Multiple Regression in the Case of Heteroscedastic Data”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec 8-11, 2008, Singapore (with Mukta Paliwal) (Shortlisted for Outstanding Paper Award)
  • “A Comparative Study of Neural Networks and Regression Technique Using Simulation” AIB-India and CIMER International Conference on Globalization and Emerging Economies, Aug 11-13, 2008, IIM Indore (with Mukta Paliwal)
  • “Factor analysis to identify latent constructs across management schools at a business school”, 2007 IEEE/INFORMS International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, Aug 27 – 29, 2007, Philadelphia, USA (with Manandeep Singh)
  • “Extreme value analysis of Exchange rates”, 2005 IEEE International Conference  on Service Operations and Logistics and Informatics, August 10-12, 2005, Beijing, China (with Rahul Gupta)

Doctoral  Students

Graduated

  • Mukta Paliwal (Completed 2010)
  • Sanjay C. Choudhari (Completed 2012) (Joint supervision with Gajendra Adil)
  • Thiagu Ranganathan (Completed 2013)
  • Bhurchand Jain (Completed 2014) (Joint supervision with Gajendra Adil)

Ongoing

  • Shaukat Ali Shahee – Classification under Imbalanced Dataset
  • Shailendra Gurjar –  Statistical Approaches to Analysis of Paintings

CEP/MDP Activities

  • Coordinator of the CEP Programme “Analytics for Management” for five batches since 2014, a CEP spanning four months.
  • Taught in various CEP and MDP programmes at SJMSOM, IIT Bombay