Bhabani P Sinha

Professor, IEEE Fellow



Advanced Computing & Microelectronics Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203, B.T.Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Pin - 700108
Phone: +91-33-2575-3042
Fax: +91-33-2577-0083
E-mail: bhabani AT isical.ac.in
Academic Qualification
  • Ph. D. from University of Calcutta in 1979 in Radiophysics and Electronics (Subject Area : Computer Science).
  • M. Tech. from University of Calcutta in 1975 in Radiophysics and Electronics.
  • B. Tech. from University of Calcutta in 1973 in Radiophysics and Electronics.
  • B. Sc. (Honours in Physics) from University of Calcutta in 1970.

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the IEEE, USA
  • Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India
  • Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology
About Me

B habani P. Sinha joined the faculty of Electronics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta in 1976, where he became a Professor in 1987. He served as the Head of the Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit during 1993-2010. He was the Dean of Studies of ISI during 2010-12. He was an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chair Professor in IIT Kharagpur during 2000. He was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow of Germany. He received many awards and honours in recognition of his excellent academic performance and outstanding research contributions, the most notable of which include: i) M.K. Singal Memorial award from the Indian Science Congress Association in 2012 (handed over by the Hon’ble Prime Minister), for his significant and lifetime contributions to the development of science and technology, ii) Homi Bhaba award of the University Grants Commission, India (1998) for his outstanding contributions to applied sciences, iii) Ram Lal Wadha Medal from the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India for outstanding original contribution in the field of electronics and telecommunication engineering during the last ten years (2012), iv) Faculty Excellence award of Clemson University, USA (2002), and v) Eminent Engineer award from the Institute of Engineers, India (2008). Prof. Sinha is a Fellow of the IEEE, USA and also a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, India, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. His research interests include computer architecture, algorithms, parallel and distributed computing, mobile communication and wireless networks.

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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the IEEE, USA.
  • Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.
  • Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India.
  • Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.
  • Eminent Engineer Award from the Institute of Engineers, India in 2008.
  • M. K. Singal Memorial Award of the Indian Science Congress Association in 2012 (the award was handed over by Dr. Monmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minster of India) for his significant and lifetime contributions to the development of Science and Technology.
  • IETE-Ram Lal Wadha Award in 2012 from the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the areas of wireless and mobile networks.
  • Award for Faculty Excellence from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA in 2002.
  • Homi J. Bhaba Award of the University Grants Commission, India, in 1998, for outstanding contributions to Applied Sciences.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship of Germany during 1979-81, 1990-91 and 2003.
  • S. K. Mitra Memorial Award of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India in 1977 for the best research publication of the year in the Journal of IETE.
  • Gold medals from Calcutta University on the basis of securing first position in order of merit in the B. Sc. (1970) examination, first position in order of merit in the B. Tech. (1973) examination and first position in order of merit in the M. Tech. (1975) examination of Calcutta university.
  • National Scholarship on the basis of the results of the Higher Secondary Examination, 1967 of West Bengal.