Our Faculty

Pooja Sengupta

Assistant Professor (Grade – I)
  • PhD, Computational and Applied Mathematics, from Old Dominion University, USA (August 2010- August, 2014)
  • MSc in Statistics, from University of Calcutta
  • BSc, Statistics (Honours), from University of Calcutta

Dr. Pooja Sengupta is an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems and Business Analytics area at the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India. She is a researcher with interests in inflated discrete probability distributions, multivariate discrete distributions, generalized linear models, longitudinal data analysis. She has over 7 years of experience in teaching courses in Statistics and analytics such as linear algebra, linear model, regression analysis, statistical computation and Data Analytics using R and Python. Her research work has been published in Decision Support Systems, Journal of Business Research, Electronic Markets, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, and Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. She has presented research papers at different prestigious international and national conferences, the most recent one is the 62nd World Statistics Congress, organized by International Statistical Institute, in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from this she has also presented research paper at International Indian Statistical Association, 2014 conference at Riverside, California and 2014 conference of Virginia Academy of Science Chapter, American Statistical Association.

Teaching Areas

  • Data Analytics,
  • Advanced Predictive Analytics,
  • Data Preprocessing,
  • Text Analytics


  • International Management Institute, Kolkata

Research Area

  • Discrete data analysis,
  • Analysis of inflated data,
  • Generalized linear models,
  • Longitudinal data analysis,
  • Data management and visualisation,
  • Natural language processing
  • Topic modelling

Current Research Interests

  • Inflated count regression models,
  • Natural language processing
  • Renewable energy
  • Data Analysis in healthcare

Professional Affiliation

  • International Statistical Institute (Member)
  • American Statistical Association (Member)
  • International Indian Statistical Association (Member)


  • ”A critical assessment of consumer reviews: a hybrid-NLP based methodology”, Decision Support Systems, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2022.113799, Impact factor: 5.795, SJR: 1.564, ABDC: A*.
  • Baidyanath Biswas, Pooja Sengupta, Ajay Kumar, Dursun Delen, and Shivam Gupta
  • ”Examining the predictors of Airbnb bookings with machine learning and hurdle models: Evidence from Europe, Australia, USA and Asia-Pacific cities”, Journal of Business Research, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.08.035 Impact factor: 7.55, SJR: 2.05, ABDC: A. Pooja Sengupta, Baidyanath Biswas, Ajay Kumar, Ravi Shankar and Shivam Gupta
  • ”An analysis of COVID-19 clusters in India-case studies on Nizamuddin and Dharavi”, BMC Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10491-8 2-year Impact factor: 3.295, SJR: 1.23 . Pooja Sengupta, Bhaswati Ganguli, Aditya Chatterjee, and Sugata Sen Roy
  • “Your reviews or mine? Exploring the determinants of “perceived helpfulness” of online reviews: a cross-cultural study”, Electronic Markets, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12525-020-00452-1 Impact factor: 4.765, SJR: 0.86, ABDC: A. Baidyanath Biswas, Pooja Sengupta, and Boudhayan Ganguly
  • “Gender Pay Gap in India: A Reality and the Way Forward—An Empirical Approach Using Quantile Regression Technique” Studies in Microeconomics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2321022221995674 Impact factor: 0.120, SJR: 0.11, ABDC: C. Pooja Sengupta, and Roma Puri
  • “Examining the determinants of the count of customer reviews in peer-to-peer home-sharing platforms using clustering and count regression techniques”, Decision Support Systems, DOI: https://doi.org/10/1016/j.dss.2020.113324 Impact factor: 5.795, SJR: 1.564, ABDC: A*. Baidyanath Biswas, Pooja Sengupta, and Dwaipayan Chatterjee
  • “Exploration of Relationship between FDI and GDP: A Comparison between India and Its Neighbouring Countries.”, Global Business Review, Volume 21(1), 473-489 Impact factor: 0.450, SJR: 0.42, ABDC: C. Pooja Sengupta, and Roma Puri
  • “Regression in the Doubly Inflated Multivariate Poisson Distributions”, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Volume 89(13), 2549-2561 Impact factor: 0.918, SJR: 0.63, ABDC: C. Ishapathik Das, Sumen Sen, Pooja Sengupta, and N Rao Chaganty
  • “Doubly-inflated Poisson model using Gaussian copula.”, Communications in Statistics- Theory and Methods, Volume 47, Issue 12, 2018, 2848-2858 Impact factor: 0.612, SJR: 0.47, ABDC: B. Sumen Sen, Pooja Sengupta, and Diawara, Norou
  • “An alternative analysis of scale data: A marketing application.” , Global Business Review, Volume 18(1), 163-180 Impact factor: 0.450, SJR: 0.42, ABDC: C. Pooja Sengupta, and Himadri Roy Chaudhuri.
  • “Bivariate Doubly-Inflated Poisson Models with Applications.”, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, Volume 10, Issue 1, 202-215 Impact factor: 0.700, SJR: 0.44, ABDC: C. Pooja Sengupta, N Rao Chaganty, and Roy T. Sabo
  • ” Statistical Tools and Analysis in Human Resources Management. Chapter 2: Application of Statistics in Human Resource Management., Published by: IGI Global, 2018


  • Received the 2014 Philip R. Wohl Scholarship at Old Dominion University, College of Sciences. 2014.
  • Won the outstanding student presentation at the 2014 joint meeting of the Statistics Section of 2014 the Virginia Academy of Science and the Virginia Academy of Science Chapter of the American Statistical Association.