Paritosh K Roy

Assistant Professor

Office: On study leave




  • Master of Science in Applied Statistics, University of Dhaka
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Statistics, University of Dhaka

Research Interests

  • Bayesian Methodologies, Spatial Statistics, Predictive Modeling, Causal Inference, Statistical Learning, Statistical Computing, Design and Statistical Analysis of Health Studies



  • Bayesian geostatistical modeling for predicting arsenic concentration in groundwater of Bangladesh, MS thesis, Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009. [Abstract] (Paper from the thesis)


  • First International Workshop on Poverty Statistics in SAARC: Poverty Measurement and Poverty Mapping Using Small Area Estimation Technique. Organized by: National Statistical Institute, International Statistical Institute and World Bank Trust Fund. 11 – 14 Dec 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal. [Received Travel Award and Accommodation]
  • The Benefits of Spatial Models for Analyzing Public Health Data in Bangladesh Lattice, Presented in ISCB 2017 Conference, 9 – 13 Jul 2017, Vigo, Spain. [Poster] Received Travel Award and Accommodation from Conference Fund for Developing Countries (CFDC)
  • International Conference on Applied Statistics 2014, Organized by ISRT, University of Dhaka, 27-29 Dec 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh [Organizing Committee Member]
  • Statistics with Stata, Young Faculty Workshop (36 Hours), Organized by Center for Research and Training, East West University, 15 Feb – 26 Apr 2014, Dhaka [Instructor]
  • Mapping Long Term Average Rainfall of Bangladesh using Model-based Geostatistics, Presented in Bose Conference, 4 Feb, 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh [Talk]
  • 22nd Biannual Research and Training Workshop. Organized by SANDEE, 27-30 Jun, 2011, Sri Lanka. Received SANDEE Grant for Travel and Accommodation
  • Bayesian Geostatistical Modeling for Predicting Arsenic Concentration in Groundwater of Bangladesh, Presented in The First International Conference on Theory and Applications of Statistics, 26 – 28 Dec, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh [Talk]

Research Grants

  • Change-point and Spatio-temporal Analysis of Climate Data in Bangladesh (with Dr. Md. Hasinur Rahman Khan), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh, 2017-18 [Nationally Competitive]
  • Statistical Learning Approach for Predicting Chemicals in Groundwater of Bangladesh,University Grant Commission of Bangladesh, 2017-18 [University-wide Competitive]
  • Climate Change, Migration and Agriculture: Evidence from Bangladesh (with Dr. Kazi Iqbal), South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), 2011-2012. [Internationally Competitive]

Scholarships and Awards

  • UGC Merit Scholarship 2007 for Securing 1st Class 1st Position in BSc (Hons) in Applied Statistics. University Grant Commission of Bangladesh, 2010 [University-wide Competitive]
  • UNFPA Research Grant for Master’s Thesis, 2009 [University-wide Competitive]
  • ISRT Scholarship for Yearly Academic Performance, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 [Institute-wide Competitive]

Courses Taught

  • Graduate courses
    • Environmental and Spatial Statistics (2014-15)
    • Environmental Statistics (2013)
    • Applied Bayesian Statistics (2011-12)
    • Advanced Statistical Inference (2010)
  • Undergraduate courses
    • Modeling Time Series Data (2014-18)
    • Sampling Distributions and Simulation (2017-18)
    • Statistical Computing: Linear Models with R (2018)
    • Statistical Computing: Regression Analysis Using R (2016-17)
    • Probability Distributions and Simulation (2016)
    • Statistical Computing: Simulation and Statistical Inference (2016)
    • Statistical Inference II (2011-13)
    • Programming with Fortran and C (2011, 2013)
    • Data Analysis Using S-Language and Matlab (2012)
    • Mathematics and Fundamentals of Statistics @Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka (2016-18)

Professional Memberships

  • Life member, Bangladesh Statistical Association

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