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Dr. K.S. Madhava Rao

Dr. K.S. Madhava Rao


 Areas of Specialisation

Nonparametric Inference, Statistics in Social & Allied Sciences

Academic Experience

47 years

Professor, Statistics Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS Deemed to be University, Mumbai (Since September 2019)
Professor (September 2006-January 2019), Department of Statistics, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Visiting Associate Professor / Professor, ( January 1998-September 1998, September 1986- December 1988)Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Department of Statistics, ( August 1972 -August 2006) M. G. M. College, Udupi / Bhandarkar’s College, Kundapur, Karnataka

Research Experience

40 years


oJournal articles published: 40

oJournal Proceedings: 5

oBooks Written: 2

oInvited talks & Conferences Attended (National & International): 50

Recent Publications

  1. Moseki, K.K and Rao, K.S.M. (2018). Empirical Measures of Symmetry of Market Sentiments. Cogent Economics & Finance, 6: 1430113, 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2018.1430113.

  1. Rattihalli, R.N, Rao, K.S.M and Raghunath, M. (2017). Some count-based nonparametric tests for circular symmetry of a bivariate distribution, Communications In Statistics—Simulation and Computation, 46, 9.1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/03610918.2017.1402041.

  1. Moseki1, K.K and Rao, K.S.M. (2017). Analysing stock market data—Market sentiment approach and its measures, Cogent Economics & Finance, 5: 1367147.https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2017.1367147.

  1. Rao, K.S.M and Raghunath, R (2016). A Simple Nonparametric Test for Testing Treatment Versus Control, Journal of Statistics: Advances in Theory and Applications, Volume 16, Number 1, Pages 133-162.ISSN NO: 0975 – 1262.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18642/jsata_7100121717.

  1. Rao, K.S.M and Ramachandran A. (2016). A Markov Approach to Exchange Rate Sentiment Analysis of Major Global Currencies, Open Journal of Statistics, Volume 6, 1181-1195. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojs.2016.66096

  1. Molebatsi, K and Rao, K.S.M (2015). A study of wind speed probability models: A case of Sir Seretse Khama international airport monthly maximums. Journal of Statistics: Advances in Theory and Applications. Vol. 13, Number 1, 2015, Pages 77-88.

  1. Verma, T.S, Rao,K.S.M and Shibhu, K,J (2015). An assessment of severity of environmental aerosol particles during precipitation. International Journal of Environment, Vol.4, No.3,81-95

  1. Rao, K.S.M and Anjana R (2014). Exchange rate market sentiment analysis of major global currencies. Open Journal of Statistics. Vol.4, 49-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojs.2014.41006.

  1. Rao, K.S.M, Verma, T.S,Chimidza, Z and Shibu,K.J (2014). A new method of quantifying aerosol concentrations in atmosphere. Meteorol Atmos Phys. Vol.124:83-96. DOI 10.1007/s00703-013-0304-2.

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  1. Young Scientist award of the Indian Science Congress Association, (1981), 68th annual conference held at Varanasi, India

  1. Best Research Paper award by the Gujarat Statistical Association, Annual conference (1981) held at Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.

Areas of Research

Nonparametric Inference, Empirical likelihood, Reliability Theory, Mathematical Finance, Data Analysis in Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences and Ecological Sciences.

Current Academic Activities

Teaching: M.Sc.(Statistics)-Theory of Point Estimation (Semester 1), M.Sc. (Applied Statistics and Analytics)-Design of Experiment (Semester 3)

Mentor for Ph. D. Students: 1 (External Ongoing)

Professional Services/Memberships

oRecognized Guide (M. Sc. and Ph. D.) –University of Botswana, Botswana, Manipal University, Manipal.

oThesis Examiner – University of Pune, University of Madras, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, University of Botswana, Botswana, University of North West, South Africa, University of Limpopo, South Africa

oLife Member– Indian Society for Probability and Statistics

oLife Member – Indian Statistical Association, Pune

oFounder Member–Botswana Statistical Association

  1. Reviewer for Journals – Biometrics, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Communications in Statistics-Simulations and Computation, Journal Afrika Statistika, Statistical Methodology, Cogent Journal of Economics and Finance, Cogent Journal of Social Sciences, Journal of Indian Statistical Association, Journal of Nutrition and Public Health among others.

oTechnical Editor – Asian Journal of Mathematics & Statistics

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