Rahul Mukerjee is a professor of statistics, in the higher academic grade, at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Earlier, he taught at the Indian Statistical Institute where he was awarded a full professorship at the age of thirty three.

Mukerjee received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in statistics in 1975 and 1977 from the Presidency College, Calcutta, and the University of Calcutta, securing first rank in first class in both examinations. He< received his Ph.D. in statistics in 1982 from the University of Calcutta. With a research interest covering diverse areas of statistics and discrete mathematics, Mukerjee is the author/co-author of five books from publishers such as John Wiley and Springer-Verlag, and over 220 research papers.

A fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA, and all the three national level science academies of India, Mukerjee is a recipient of the S.S. Bhatnagar Award, the J.C. Bose National Fellowship and the National Award in Statistics in honor of Professor C.R. Rao. He is or has been on the editorial boards of such top journals in his field as the Annals of Statistics (USA), Biometrika (UK) and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (UK).