Research Scholar


Sumanta Pasari

Department of Civil Engineering

Guide: Professor Onkar Dikshit

Research Topic



  • PhD pursuing (Dept. of CE), 2009 onwards, IIT Kanpur, 9.35 CPI
  • M.Sc (Mathematics), 2005-2007, IIT Kanpur, 7.6 CPI
  • B.Sc (Hons. in Mathematics), 2002-2005, Vidyasagar University, 68%



  • Pasari, S. and Dikshit. O. (2013), Impact of three-parameter Weibull models in probabilistic assessment of earthquake hazards, Pure and Applied Geophysics (DOI: 10.1007/s00024-013-0704-8)

  • Pasari, S. and Dikshit. O. (2014a), Distribution of earthquake interevent times in northeast India and adjoining regions, Pure and Applied Geophysics (DOI 10.1007/s00024-014-0776-0)

  • Pasari, S. and Dikshit. O. (2014b), Three-parameter generalized exponential distribution in earthquake recurrence interval estimation, Natural Hazards (DOI 10.1007/s11069-014-1092-9)

  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Aug 2010 - Aug 2012, from CSIR, India.

  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) Aug 2012-Aug 2014, from CSIR, India.

  • National Scholarship during 2002-2007 from the Government of West Bengal.

  • I worked for a couple of years as Product Manager at Weather Risk Management Services Limited (WRMSL), Chennai. The prime responsibilities were designing and pricing of index-based weather insurance, weather derivatives, extreme event analysis, weather versus crop-yield forecast (for potato, maize, paddy, apples, etc.), and weather data analysis (rainfall, temperature, humidity and foggy events).


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  • Probabilistic modelling, Stochastic modelling, earthquakes, recurrence interval, hazard assessment, GPS, Northwest Himalaya, Northeast India

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