Moinak Bhaduri

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.Sc Statistics (Honours) St. Xavier's College

Research Interests

Change-point detection and estimation (broadly construed), point (Poisson-type) processes, repairable systems, time series.

Bio

Rooted in applied probability, Moinak Bhaduri studies spatio-temporal Poisson processes and others like the self-exciting Hawkes or log-Gaussian Cox processes that are natural generalizations. His primary interest includes developing change-detection algorithms in systems modeled by these stochastic processes, especially through trend permutations. His research has found applications in computer science, finance, reliability and repairable systems, geoscience, and oceanography. Follow some of Moinak's work using the links below.

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • International Institute of Forecasters
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Royal Statistical Society
  • American Statistical Association
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2021, Winner, "Visualise That!" competition, Young Statisticians' section, Royal Statistical Society, London, England
  • 2021, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee, Bentley University
  • 2020, Best paper award, the 16th IMT-GT international conference on mathematics, statistics and their applications, Center for Mathematical Sciences, UTAR, Malaysia
  • 2020, Best presentation award, the 16th IMT-GT international conference on mathematics, statistics and their applications, Center for Mathematical Sciences, UTAR, Malaysia
  • 2020, AMS-Simons research travel grant for early-career mathematicians, American Mathematical Society and Simons Foundation
  • 2020, Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
  • 2019, Best paper award, 2nd Springer International Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Sousse, Tunisia.
  • 2019, Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
  • 2018, Grad. Medallion, Graduate College, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • 2018, Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 2018, Nevada Regents' Graduate Scholar Award, Nevada Board of Regents
  • 2017, Graduate Research Assistantship, Summer 2017, UNLV Department of Computer Science
  • 2017, Honorable mention, Platform presentation (Science and Health Science, Session B), 19th Annual Graduate and Professional Students' Research Forum, UNLV
  • 2016, Wolzinger Family Research Scholarship, Wolzinger Family and College of Sciences, UNLV
  • 2016, First place, Platform presentation (Science, Session B), 18th Annual Graduate and Professional Students' Research Forum, UNLV
  • 2016, GPSA Merit Award, Graduate and Professional Students' Association, UNLV
  • 2015, GPSA funding and research grant, Graduate and Professional Students' Association, UNLV
  • 2015, Marcelo Cruz Internship Award, Prescio Consulting
  • 2015, Graduate Statistician, Royal Statistical Society, UK
  • 2015, UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (2nd place), University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 2013, Access Grant, Fall 2013 - Spring 2018, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 2013, Elected member of Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Mu Epsilon n (a national honorary mathematics society), Nevada Beta Chapter.
  • 2012, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Fall 2012 - Spring 2018., UNLV Department of Mathematical Science
  • 2012, Visiting Student Research Fellowship, Centre of Applicable Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Bhaduri, M., Dery, J., Haughton, D. M., Li, T., Liu, P., Nan, W. (2021). Dynamics of Reward- Based Crowdfunding: Kickstarter Rock Music Projects. Chance , (34) 1
  • Bhaduri, M. (2020). On modifications to the Poisson‑triggered hidden Markov paradigm through partitioned empirical recurrence rates ratios and its applications to natural hazards monitoring. Scientific Reports/Springer Nature/Nature Research Journals, (10) 15889. (Link)
  • Zhan, F., Martinez, A., Rai, N., McConnell, R., Swan, M., Bhaduri, M., Zhan, J., Gewali, L., Oh, P. (2019). Beyond Cumulative Sum Charting in Non-Stationarity Detection and Estimation. IEEE Access, (7) 140860 - 140874.
  • Bhaduri, M., Ho, C. (2018). On a Temporal Investigation of Hurricane Strength and Frequency. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Assessment, (24) 5 495–507.
  • Bhaduri, M., Zhan, J. (2018). Using Empirical Recurrence Rates Ratio for Time Series Data Similarity. IEEE ACCESS, (6) 30855-30864.
  • Bhaduri, M., Zhan, J., Chiu, C., Zhan, F. (2017). A Novel Online and Non-Parametric Approach for Drift Detection in Big Data. IEEE ACCESS, (5) 15883-15892.
  • Bhaduri, M., Zhan, J., Chiu, C. (2017). A Novel Weak Estimator For Dynamic Systems. IEEE ACCESS, (5) 27354-27365.
  • Ho, C., Bhaduri, M. (2017). A Quantitative Insight into the Dependence Dynamics of the Kilauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes, Hawaii. MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES, (49) 7 893-911.
  • Ho, C., Zhong, G., Cui, F., Bhaduri, M. (2016). Modeling interaction between bank failure and size. Journal of Finance and Bank Management, (4) 1 15-33.
  • Ho, C., Bhaduri, M. (2015). On a novel approach to forecast sparse rare events: applications to Parkfield earthquake prediction. NATURAL HAZARDS, (78) 1 669-679.
  • Tan, S., Bhaduri, M., Ho, C. (2014). A statistical model for long term forecasts of strong dust sand storms. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, (2) 16-26.
  • Bhaduri, M. (). Contrary currents. Chance/Taylor and Francis/American Statistical Association. Forthcoming.

    Book Chapters


  • Bhaduri, M. (). Modeling Interactions Among the West Atlantic Hurricanes Through Empirical Recurrence Rates Ratio Inspired Hidden Markov Chains In , (Eds.) New Prospects in Environmental Geosciences and Hydrogeosciences, Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer Nature Forthcoming.
  • Bhaduri, M. (). On Detecting Changes in Earthquake Occurrence Rates Through Trend Reversal In , (Eds.) Advances in Geophysics, Tectonics and Petroleum Geosciences, Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer Nature Forthcoming.
  • Bhaduri, M. (). Establishing an Inverse Dependence Between Hawaiian Volcanoes Through Change-Point Detection In , (Eds.) Advances in Geophysics, Tectonics and Petroleum Geosciences, Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation.. Springer Nature Forthcoming.

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Barker, J.Basnet, A.Bhaduri, M.Burch, C.Chow, A.Li, X.Oates, W. S.Massad, J. E.Smith, R. (2014). Photoresponsive Polymer Design for Solar Concentrator Self-Steering Heliostats ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SMART STRUCTURES AND INTEGRATED SYSTEMS 2014, (9057)

  • Conference Papers


  • Bhaduri, M. (2021). On detecting structural breaks in cricket run-scoring through sequential time-switched hypothesis testsThe European Operational Research Society, University of Reading and Cardiff University, UK.
  • Bhaduri, M., Rangan, D., Balaji, A. (2021). Change detection in non-stationary Hawkes processes through sequential testingITM Web of Conferences/EDP Sciences, 36/The 16th IMT-GT International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and their Applications. 01005. (Link)
  • Bhaduri, M. (2020). Quantifying the interesting-ness of a limited-over cricket match through Empirical Recurrence Rates Ratio-based change-detection analysisANZIAM Mathsport, 15th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. 11-19.
  • Das, A., Bhaduri, M. (2020). Detecting changes in self-exciting Point Processes through trend reversalJSM Proceedings, Section on Statistics and the Environment/American Statistical Association, 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings. 461-475.

  • Other(s)


  • Bhaduri, M. (2018). Bi-directional testing for change point detection in Poisson processesProQuest.
  • Presentations

  • Bhaduri, M. (2021). “Covid-19 wave analysis through change detection” Presented at the The Royal Statistical Society 2021 International Conference of the Royal Statistical Society (invited talk) Manchester, England
  • Bhaduri, M. (2021). “Efficient change detection in point processes driven by data-dependent random intensities” Presented at the American Statistical Association (Section on Quality and Productivity) The 2021 Quality and Productivity research conference (Invited talk) Florida State University
  • Sun, T., Sun, Y. T., Bhaduri, M. (2021). “On detecting changes in hurricane intensities through time-switched hypothesis testing” Presented at the The University of Granada 7th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting Gran Canaria
  • Bhaduri, M. (2021). “On change estimation in stochastic intensity-driven continuous time point processes through multiple testing” Presented at the International Statistical Institute 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress
  • Bhaduri, M. (2021). “On estimating changes in cricket run-scoring through multiple testing” Presented at the The Association of European Operational Research Society 31st European Conference on Operational Research (OR in Sports stream, Invited talk) University of West Attica, Athens
  • Bhaduri, M. (2021). “Applications of sequential change detection in continuous-time self-exciting point process forecasting” Presented at the International Institute of Forecasters 41st International Symposium on Forecasting
  • Bhaduri, M. (2021). “On detecting structural breaks in cricket run-scoring through sequential time-switched hypothesis tests” Presented at the The European Operational Research Society (OR in Sports working group) The 8th MathSport International Conference University of Reading and Cardiff University, UK
  • Bhaduri, M., Rangan, D., Balaji, A. (2020). “Change detection in non-stationary Hawkes processes through sequential testing” Presented at the Center for Mathematical Sciences, UTAR The 16th IMT-GT international conference on mathematics, statistics, and their applications Malaysia
  • Bhaduri, M. (2020). “Quantifying the interesting-ness of a limited-over cricket match through Empirical Recurrence Rates Ratio-based change-detection analysis” Presented at the ANZIAM Mathsport 15th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport Victoria University, Wellington
  • Bhaduri, M. (2020). “On change-detection in certain stochastic intensity-governed point processes through functions of switched trend and its applications to forecasting” Presented at the International Institute of Forecasters 40th International Symposium on Forecasting Rio de Janeiro
  • Das, A., Bhaduri, M. (2020). “Detecting changes in self-exciting point processes through trend reversal” Presented at the American Statistical Association Joint Statistical Meetings, 2020 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Bhaduri, M. (2019). “On detecting changes in the rate of earthquake occurrence through trend reversal” Presented at the2nd Springer International Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences Sousse, Tunisia
  • Bhaduri, M. (2019). “Modeling interactions among West Atlantic hurricanes through Empirical Recurrence Rates Ratio inspired hidden Markov chains” Presented at the2nd Springer International Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences Sousse, Tunisia
  • Bhaduri, M. (2019). “Establishing an inverse dependence between Hawaiian volcanoes through change-point detection” Presented at the2nd Springer International Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences Sousse, Tunisia
  • Bhaduri, M. (2018). “Change detection under myriad non-stationarities with applications to volcanic interactions” Presented at the Bentley University 6th Annual Research Showcase Poster Session Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Bhaduri, M. (2017). “On a Time Reversal Approach for Testing a Poisson Intensity Against Smooth and Rough Alternatives” Presented at the American Statistical Assiciation Joint Statistical Meetings Baltimore
  • Bhaduri, M. (2017). “On Consequences of Time Reversal for Repairable Systems” Presented at the UNLV Graduate College, GPSA UNLV Graduate and Professional students' Research Forum Las Vegas
  • Bhaduri, M. (2016). “On the efficient interpretability of Empirical Recurrence Rates Ratio as a hidden markov chain” Presented at the American Statistical Assiciation Joint Statistical Meetings Chicago
  • Bhaduri, M. (2016). “An Investigation into the Forecasting Power of Empirical Recurrence Rates and Ratios with Emphasis on Rare Event Modeling” Presented at the UNLV Graduate College, GPSA UNLV Graduate and Professional students' Research Forum Las Vegas
  • Bhaduri, M. (2015). “On a temporal investigation of hurricane strength and frequency” Presented at the American Statistical Assiciation Joint Statistical Meetings Seattle
  • Bhaduri, M. (2015). “On an efficient class of smoothing statistics with applications to rare event modeling” Presented at the UNLV Math Science UNLV Department of Mathematical Sciences' Graduate Students' Colloquium Las Vegas
  • Bhaduri, M. (2015). “On a statistical investigation of the dependence structure between two related time series: Application to hurricane frequency modeling” Presented at the UNLV Graduate College, GPSA UNLV Graduate and Professional students' Research Forum Las Vegas
  • Bhaduri, M. (2014). “On the comparison of two inversely related non-homogeneous Poisson processes” Presented at the IISA IISA conference on Research Innovation in Statistics for Health, Education, Technology and Society Riverside
  • Bhaduri, M. (2012). “On the characterization of MaxEnt Density Functions under Non Shannon Entropies and some Related Problems” Presented at the Indian Science Congress 99 th Indian Science Congress Orissa, India
  • Bhaduri, M. (2011). “On a Multistage Randomized Statistical test structure” Presented at the Indian Science Congress 98th Indian Science Congress Chennai, India
  • Bhaduri, M. (2010). “Derivation of Optimal Order Quantity under constraints in Classical Newsboy Setup” Presented at the Indian Science Congress 97th Indian Science Congress Kerala, India
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for Lecturer Search Committee 2021 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Social Committee, Dept. of Math Sciences 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for Research Committee 2019 - Present
  • Department of Mathematical Science's representative for UNLV Graduate and Professional Students' Association 2016 - 2017
  • Co-organizer for UNLV Math Sc. Grad Students' Colloquium 2014 - 2015
  • University Service


  • Research Mentor for UNLV Rebel Research and Mentorship Program 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for UNLV Top Tier Graduate Policies, Procedures and Mentorship Committee 2016 - 2017
  • Professional Service


  • Editor, Journal for The New England Journal of Statistics in Data Science, NextGen Column 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for NextGen Committee, New England Statistical Society 2019 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for New England Statistical Society, NextGen committee, 2021 Data Science Day, Poster session 2021 - 2021
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for International Institute of Forecasters, 41st International Symposium on Forecasting, Session on "Structural Breaks" 2021 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Pure and Applied Geophysics 2021 - 2021
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for New England Statistical Society, NextGen committee, 2020 Data Science Day, Keynote address 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Energies, MDPI 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Springer 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for BMC Supplements, Springer Nature 2020 - 2020
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for New England Statistical Society, NextGen committee, 2019 Data Science Day, Poster session 2019 - 2019
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for New England Statistical Society, NextGen, 2019 Data Science Day 2019 - 2019
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for UNLV Workshop "Designing Effective Research Assignments" 2015 - 2015