He also has a dual faculty appointment with the computational modeling and data analytics program, part of the college’s Academy of Integrated Sciences. His research focuses on cresting new financial derivatives, fit yield curves, and price actuarial products.
Sengupta earned his bachelor's degree in 2007 and his master’s degree in 2009 from Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, and his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016; all in statistics.
Sengupta is one of 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty members to join the College of Science and its affiliated programs this year.
The college is made up of eight departments, including biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics, in addition to the new Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience, and the Academy of Integrated Science. The academy includes programs in nanoscience, computational modeling and data analytics, systems biology, the Integrated Science Curriculum, and the science, technology, law minor.