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Name: 
Anup K. Sen
Position: 
Professor
Academic Group: 
Management Information Systems
Phone No.: 
(+9133) 24678300, Extension 413
Contact Details: 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Joka, D. H. Road, Kolkata 700 104, India
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 
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Academics

Academic Background: 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), January 1990, Computer Science, Calcutta University, India. Master of Technology (M.Tech.), 1980, Computer Science, Calcutta University, India. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), 1978, Electronics & Telecommunication, Calcutta University, India. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), 1975, Physics, Calcutta University, India. Higher Secondary, 1972, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, India.
Courses Taught: 
Taught intermediate and advanced level computer and information system courses at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Pennsylvania State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), Jadavpur University (India) and Calcutta University (India) to graduate and post-graduate students.
Awards: 
Best paper Award International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems 2010 (ICAS 2010), joint paper with Viswanathan Kodaganallur Ranks awarded M. Tech. (Computer Science) : 1st B. Tech. (Electronics & Telecommunication) : 1st B. Sc. (Physics) : 3rd Higher Secondary (School Leaving) : 9th (based on compulsory subjects) Scholarships/Awards Gold medal awarded by Calcutta University for M. Tech performance. Gold medal awarded by Calcutta University for B. Tech performance. National Scholarships awarded for the performance at the school leaving examination as well as at the graduate examination. Alumni award for performance in laboratory work at the graduate level.

Experience

Work Experience: 
Visiting Professor, Smeal School of Business, Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA, August 8, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Visited CARISMA (Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modelling) Applications, Brunel University, London during April-May, 2010 on invitation from Prof. Gautam Mitra. Visiting Professor, Dept of Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, May 21, 2001 - July 31, 2001. Visiting Professor, School of Industrial Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA, August 30, 1999 – May 20, 2001. Professor, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, November 15, 1995 onwards. Visiting Professor, School of Industrial Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA, September 1, 1992 - June 30, 1994. Assistant Professor (tenured), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, December 1, 1988. Systems Analyst, CAM Centre, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, December 1984 - November 1988. Systems Analyst, M N Dasture & Co, Calcutta, March 1984 - November 1984. Systems Analyst, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, April 1982 - March 1984.

Research

Journal Publications: 
Journals/Edited Books ================== (2014) “Addressing the valuation problem in multi-round Combinatorial Auctions” (with Soumyakanti Chakraborty and Amitava Bagchi), Information Systems Frontiers, DOI 10.1007/s10796-014-9491-8, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10796-014-9491-8, April 2014. (2013) "Application of Graph Search and Genetic Algorithms for the Single Machine Scheduling Problem with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times and Quadratic Penalty Function of Completion Times" (with Viswanathan K. and S. Mitra), Computers & Industrial Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2013.10.005, Vol. 67, pp. 10-19, 2014. (2012) “Combinatorial Auctions for Player Selection in the Indian Premier League (IPL)” (with Soumyakanti Chakraborty and Amitava Bagchi), Journal of Sports Economics, DOI: 10.1177/1527002512470141, Dec 2012. (2012) "A Partitioned Stochastic Search Algorithm: Application to Multi-unit Winner Determination Problem in Combinatorial Auction" (with Raj Jog Singh and Uttam Sarkar), Enterprise Management Information Systems, Edited by Y. Papadopoulos and P. Petratos, pp. 9-25, Nov 2012. (2011) "Stochastic Greedy Algorithms: A Learning-Based Approach to Combinatorial Optimization" (with Viswa Viswanathan and Soumyakanti Chakraborty), International Journal on Advances in Software, vol 4, no 1 & 2, http://www.iariajournals.org/software/, September, 2011. (2010). “On Detecting Data Flow Errors in Workflows” (with M Hema Sundari and Amitava Bagchi), ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Vol 2, No. 1, Article 4, July 2010. (2008). "Exploring Local Search in Winner Determination Problem" (with Raj Jog Singh), Information Technology and Management (Special Issue: WITS'05), Vol 9, No. 2, pp. 105-119, June, 2008, Springer (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10799-007-0033-7). (2007). “Representation, Analysis and Verification of Business Processes: A Metagraph-Based Approach” (with Arindam Mukherjee and Amitava Bagchi), Information Technology and Management, Vol 8, No 1, March 2007, pp. 65-81, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10799-006-0004-4), Springer. (2004). "Average Case Analysis of Best-First Search in Two Representative Directed Acyclic Graphs" (with Amitava Bagchi and Weixiong Zhang), Artificial Intelligence, Vol 155, No 1-2, pp. 183-206, May 2004. (2001). "Searching Networks with Unrestricted Edge Costs" (with P. S. Dasgupta, S. C. Nandy and B. B. Bhattacharya), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, vol 28, no 7, pp. 497-507, Nov 2001. (2001). "Single Machine Weighted Earliness-Tardiness Penalty problem with a Restrictive Common Due date" (with S. A. Mondal), Computers and Operations Research, vol 28, no 7, pp. 649-669, April 2001. (2000). "An improved precedence rule for Single Machine sequencing problems with Quadratic Penalty" (with S. A. Mondal), European Journal of Operational Research, vol 125, no 2, pp. 425-428, September 2000. (1998). "New Results on Single Machine Sequencing Problem with Quadratic Penalty" (with S. A. Mondal), in Computers & Devices for Communication, Eds. S. Dhar and A. K. DasGupta, Allied Publishers, pp. 300-303, 1998. (1996). "Effective Node Storing Strategies in Depth-First Branch-and-Bound" (with S. A. Mondal) in Knowledge-Based Computer Systems: Research and Applications, Eds. K. S. R. Anjaneyulu, M. Sasikumar and S. Ramani, Narosa, pp. 479-490, 1996. (1996). "Graph-Search Method for Non-Order-Preserving Evaluation Functions: Applications to Job Sequencing Problems" (with A. Bagchi), Artificial Intelligence, vol. 86, no. 1, pp.43-73, 1996. (1996). "Searching Graphs with A*: Applications to Job Sequencing" (with A. Bagchi and R. Ramaswamy), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 168-173, 1996. (1991). "Corrections to Optimal Paths in Reliability Networks" (with M. R. Sundaresan and B. K. Sinha), OPSEARCH, vol. 28, no. 4, Dec. 1991, pp. 291-297. (1990). "Optimal Paths in Reliability Networks" (with M. R. Sundaresan and B. K. Sinha), OPSEARCH, Vol. 27, No. 4, Dec. 1990, pp. 273-282. (1988). "Average-case analysis of heuristic search in tree-like networks" (with A. Bagchi) in Search in Artificial Intelligence, Eds. L. N. Kanal and V. Kumar, Springer-Verlag, 1988, pp. 131-165. Refereed Conference Proceedings =========================== (2012) "Providing Information Feedback to Bidders in Online Multi-unit Combinatorial Auctions" (with Amitava Bagchi), 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems proceedings (AMCIS 2012), 9-11 August, 2012. (2012) "A Partitioned Stochastic Search Algorithm: Application to Multi-unit Winner Determination Problem in Combinatorial Auction" (with Raj Jog Singh and Uttam Sarkar), Abstract, 8th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science book of abstracts, Athens Institute for Education and Research. pp. 39, May 2012. (2011). "Semantic Notions of Weakly Correct AND/XOR Business Workflows based on Partial Synchronization" (with Akhil Kumar, M Hema Sundari and Amitava Bagchi, IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (IEEE SCC 2011) proceedings, pp.128 - 135, July 2011. (2010). “Greedy by Chance – Stochastic Greedy Algorithms” (with Viswanathan Kodaganallur), Sixth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2010) proceedings, March 7-13, 2010, Cancun, Mexico, published by IEEE CPS, pp. 182-187. (2009). "Revaluation of Bundles by Bidders in Combinatorial Auctions" (with Soumyakanti Chakraborty and Amitava Bagchi), 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42) proceedings, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, January 5-8, 2009. (2009). "Designing Proxy Bidders for Online Combinatorial Auctions" (with Soumyakanti Chakraborty and Amitava Bagchi), 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42)proceedings, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, January 5-8, 2009. (2008). “Reducing Operational Overheads of Seller and Bidder in Online Combinatorial Auctions” (with Soumyakanti Chakraborty and Amitava Bagchi), Eighteenthenth Workshop On Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'08) proceedings, Paris, France, December 13-14, 2008. (2008). "The Chronon Based Model for Temporal Databases" (with Anurag D), 13th International Conference on Database systems for advance applications (DASFAA 2008) proceedings, New Delhi, India, March 2008, LNCS 4947, Springer, pp. 461-469. (2008). "Bidder Valuation of Bundles in Combinatorial Auctions" (with Soumyakanti Chakraborti and Amitava Bagchi), presented and published in 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-41) proceedings, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, January 7-10, 2008. (2007). "Detecting Data Flow Errors in Workflows: A Systematic Graph Traversal Approach" (with M Hema Sundari and Amitava Bagchi), Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Workshop On Information Technologies And Systems (WITS'07 Proceedings), Montreal, Canada, December 8-9, 2007, pp. 133-138. (2006). "On Extending the Set of Split and Join Connectors in Workflows" (with M Hema Sundari and Amitava Bagchi), published in Sixteenth Annual Workshop On Information Technologies And Systems (WITS'06) Proceedings, Milwaukee, USA, December 2006, pp. 49-54. (2005). “Winner Determination Problem: Experimenting with Local Search”, (with Raj jog Singh), Proc. The Fifteenth Annual Workshop On Information Technologies And Systems (WITS'05), Las Vegas, USA, December 2005, pp. 213-218. (2004). "Information Analysis in Workflows Represented as Task-Precedence Metagraphs", (with Arindam Mukherjee and Amitava Bagchi), Proc. The Fourteenth Annual Workshop On Information Technologies And Systems (WITS'04), Washington DC, USA, December 2004, pages 32-37. (2002). "An Average-case Analysis of Graph Search", (with Amitava Bagchi and Weixiong Zhang), Proc. Eighteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2002), Edmonton, Canada, AAAI Press/MIT Press, pp. 757-763, August 2002. (2000). "TCBB Scheme: Applications to Single Machine Job Sequencing Problems" (with S. A. Mondal), Proc. Seventeenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2000), pp. 792-797, AAAI/MIT Press, August 2000. (1996). "Geometric Bipartitioning problem and its Applications to VLSI" (with P. S. Dasgupta, S. C. Nandy and B. B. Bhattacharya), Proc. 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on VLSI, IEEE CS press, pp. 400-405, 1996. (1993). "Non-order preserving evaluation functions: Recursive graph-search methods for job sequencing problems" (with A. Bagchi), Proc. IJCAI-93, Chambery, August 1993, pp. 1423-1428. (1993). "Job-sequencing with quadratic penalties : an A*-based graph search approach" (with A. Bagchi), Proc. CAIA-93, Orlando, March 1993, pp. 190-196. (1992). "Single machine scheduling as a graph search problem with path-dependent arc costs" (with R. Ramaswamy), Proc. ECAI-92, Vienna, August 1992, pp. 11-15. (1991). "Admissible search methods for minimum penalty sequencing of jobs, with setup times on one and two machines" (with A. Bagchi and B. K. Sinha), Proc. IJCAI-91, Sydney, Aug. 1991, pp. 178-183, 1991. (1990). "A comparative assessment of different approaches to heuristic search in networks" (Extended Abstract, with A. Bagchi), Prof. A. K. Choudhury Commemoration Symposium on Circuits, Systems & Computers, University of Calcutta, Feb. 1990, pp. AS-1 to AS-4. (1989). "Fast recursive formulations for best-first search that allow controlled use of memory" (with A. Bagchi), Proc. IJCAI-89, Detroit, Aug. 1989, pp. 297-302. (1987). "Production control in automated manufacturing environments" (with A. Dutta), 1987 IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Conference Proceeding, Alexandria, Virginia, Oct. 1987. (1986). "Heuristic Search in general tree structures : an average case analysis" (with A. Bagchi), ACM CSC-86, Cincinnati, Feb. 1986, pp. 309-318. (1983). "System for implementation of database schema" (with A. K. Pan, P. Sen Choudhuri and T. P. Ramarao), Proceeding of Annual National Convention of CSI-83, Ahmedabad, India, Vol. II, 1983, pp. D2.03.01. (1983). "Towards improving disk storage utilization in multiuser DBMS environment" (with P. Sen Choudhuri, A. K. Pan and T. P. Ramarao), Proceeding of Annual National Convention of CSI-83, Ahmedabad, India, 1983, Vol. II, pp. A2.16.01. Working papers ============= (2011) “Application of Graph Search and Genetic Algorithms for the Single Machine Scheduling Problem with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times and Quadratic Penalty Function of Completion Times”, (with Viswa Viswanathan and Subrata Mitra), WPS-686, November, 2011. (2008) “Workflows as UML Activity Diagrams: Analytical Methods for Control-flow Verification”, (with Hema M Sundari and Amitava Bagchi), WPS-628/2008, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, September, 2008. (2008) “Towards designing Proxy bidders for online Combinatorial Auctions”, (with Soumyakanti Chakraborty and Amitava Bagchi), WPS-627/2008, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, August, 2008. (2007) “Studies in Temporal Databases”, (with Anurag D.), WPS-617/2008, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, January, 2008. (2006). "An improved Local Search for Winner Determination Problem", (with Raj Jog Singh), WPS-584/2006, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, February, 2006. (2006). "Graph Search Procedure for Verifying Workflows with Loops and Overlapping Patterns", (with Amitava Bagchi and Arindam Mukherjee), WPS-583/2006, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, February, 2006. (2005). “Representation, Analysis and Verification of Business Processes: A Metagraph-Based Approach” (with Arindam Mukherjee and Amitava Bagchi), WPS-552/2005, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, May, 2005. (2004). "Task-Precedence Metagraph for Modelling Workflows" (with Arindam Mukherjee), WPS-487/2004, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, February, 2004. (1998). "Survey of Single Machine Sequencing problems with Due dates" (with S. A. Mondal), WPS-324/98, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, 1998. (1998). "Studies of Weighted Job-dependent Earliness-Tardiness Sequencing Problem with Agreeable Ratios" (with S. A. Mondal), WPS-336/98, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, 1998. (1998). "Survey of Heuristic Search Algorithms" (with S. A. Mondal), WPS-337/98, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, 1998. (1997). "Applicability of Transpose-and-Cache Branch-and-Bound Scheme to Some Single Machine Job Sequencing Problems" (with S. A. Mondal), WPS-286/97, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, 1997.
Research Interests: 
Major research interest lies in workflow modeling and verification, combinatorial auctions, theory and applications of heuristic search methods, constraint satisfaction problems, meta-heuristic techniques, single machine job sequencing.