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Leena Kulkarni

Leena Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, Statistics and Program Chairperson – B.Sc. Applied Statistics & Analytics, M.Phil.

Pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay, Powai.

Areas of Specialisation


Academic Experience

15 years
• Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, School of Science, NMIMS Deemed to be University since September 2010.
• Visiting faculty for Department of Statistics, School of Science, NMIMS Deemed to be University.
• Visiting faculty for Garware Institute, Mumbai University.
• Instructor and Evaluator for the MBA course by IGNOU, Mumbai.
• Department of Statistics, Sathaye College, Mumbai (1996-1998, 2000-2002)

Research Experience:

Over 7 years

M.Phil. Dissertation:

Recent Developments in Markov Chain Techniques as Applied to Linguistics (1998)

Current Topic of Research:

Multistate Systems in Reliability Theory

Pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay, Powai.

Interest Areas

Reliability Theory, Applied Probability, Time Series Data Analysis, Multivariate Data Analysis.

Research Publication:

Leena Kulkarni and M. B. Rajarshi – Application of Markov Chain To Phonetic Classes From Marathi, Journal of the Indian Statistical Association, Vol. 41, 2, 2003, 339-351.

Completed Research Projects:

  • “Comparison of Acid Neutralizing Capacity of Marketed Antacids” for Abbott India Limited by the C. B. Patel Research Centre during March 2011-May 2011. 
  • Worked as a Statistician in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) organized by HBCSE, TIFR during July 13-20, 2008.

Invited Talks:

  • Invited as a resource person to talk about ‘Measuring Statistical Differences’ in the Department of Education, University of Mumbai during Workshop on Quantitative Data Analysis in Education held on March 26-27, 2012.


  • First in the University in B.Sc. Statistics, Mumbai University. (1992) 
  • First in the University in M.Sc. Statistics, Pune University. (1994) 
  • Cleared Joint CSIR-UGC NET for Lectureship. (1995) 
  • Awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM). (1994-1996)

Projects Supervised:

  • Portfolio Loss Forecasting And Building FI Scorecard, A project with Tata Motors Finance Limited (2017) 
  • Customer Data Analysis – Identify potential customers for upselling services, A project with Reliance Communications (2017) 
  • Identification of dealers and Showing fictitious sales, A project with Maharashtra Sales Tax Department (2017) 
  • Building Trading Strategies For Stock Price Movements, A project with Greeksoft Technologies (2017) 
  • Reduction in Inventory Cost using Six Sigma Techniques, A project with Tata Steel (2017)
  • Network Planning for 4G, A project with Idea Cellular (2016) 
  • Prediction of Portable Hawala Dealers, A project with MST (Maharashtra Sales Tax) (2016) 
  • Predicting Customer Churn in Mobile Telecommunication (2016) 
  • Launching a new bathing soap brand in Indian market, A Market Research project with Brandscapes (2015) 
  • Churn Analysis in Telecom, A project with Idea Cellular. (2015) 
  • A survey on feminine footwear in Thakur Village, A Market Research Project (2014) 
  • Micro Climatological Study of Rainfall in Mumbai City, A project with the Indian Meteorology Department, Mumbai (2014) 
  • Corporate Image Study of Mobile Service Provider in Mumbai, A Market Research project (2013) 
  • Impact of Various Sectors on Indian Economy (2012) 15. A Study on Satisfaction Level of Skywalk Users in Mumbai (2012)

Workshops/ Seminars/ Conferences:

  • Attended the IISA International Conference 2015 organized by Department of Statistics, Savitribai Phule Pune University during December 20 – 24, 2015. 
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program on “Contemporary Pedagogy Tools & Techniques” organized by SVKM’s Mukesh Patel School of Technology management & Engineering, Mumbai during July 7 – 11, 2015. 
  • Seminar on “Applications of Statistics” organized by the Department of Statistics, University of Mumbai on March 7, 2015. 
  • Attended a training program on “Predictive Modeling Program for Non-programmers using SAS EG and E - Miner” organized by Department of Statistics, School of Science during August 19-23, 2014. 
  • Seminar on “Applications of Statistics in Industries and Social Sciences” organized by the Department of Statistics, University of Mumbai on March 8, 2014. 
  • “Recent Developments in Decision Making Using Statistical Techniques” organized by SIES College on August 24, 2013.
  • “Statistics in Action” organised by International Statistical Institute’s Outreach Committee for South Asia during March 7-10, 2013.
  • XXXI Annual Convention of Indian Society for Probability and Statistics (ISPS) and International Conference on Statistics, Probability and Related Areas organised by Department of Statistics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin 682 022, Kerala, INDIA during December 19-22, 2011. 
  • One day Seminar on “Recent Trends In Statistics” organised by Dept. of Statistics, University of Mumbai on February 26, 2011. 
  • Workshop on “Reliability Theory & Survival Analysis” organised by Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay during November 25-27, 2010 .

Professional Membership:

Indian Society for Probability and Statistics (ISPS) 

International Indian Statistical Association (IISA)

Other Activities:

Initiated a co-curricular activity Sankhyiki, a project training workshop for undergraduate students of Statistics of Mumbai University, in 2006.

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Business Analytics & Data Mining Championship 2018

AMSAB 2019 conference

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