Bimal Kumar Roy

Head, R C Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute
Professor, Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Head, Cryptology Research Group, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Founder and General-Secretary, Cryptology Research Society of India

  • Address

    Applied Statistics Unit
    Indian Statistical Institute
    203 Barackpore Trunk Road
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India 700108
  • Office

    Applied Statistics Unit, Eighth Floor
    S N Bose Building (Library Building)

Professional Details

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Combinatorics from University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1982.
Master of Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, in 1979.
Bachelor of Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, in 1978.

Academic Positions

Head, R C Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, ISI Kolkata, 2015 to date.
Director, Indian Statistical Institute, 2010-2015.
Professor, Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 1997 to date.
Associate Prof., Dept. of Computer Science, SUNY at Utica, 1990-1991.
Associate Prof., Computer Science Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 1989-1997.
Lecturer, Computer Science Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 1984-1989.
Assistant Prof., Dept. of Computer Science, SUNY at Utica, 1982-1984.

For further details, check my Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format).

Awards and Honors

Padma Shri Award, Government of India, 2015.
Teacher’s Award, Indian National Science Academy, 2014.
Fellow, Indian Society for Probability and Statistics, since 2014.
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India, since 2010.
Reliance Platinum Jubilee Award, National Academy of Science, India, 2007.
IBM Faculty Award for research, teaching and initiative in Cryptology, 2007.

Professional Services

Editorial Responsibilities

Associate Editor, Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks.
Associate Editor, Journal of Wireless Sensor Networks.
Associate Editor, Research & Reviews: Journal of Statistics.

Research

My primary research interest involves all aspects of Statistics and its applications. Currently I am working on Combinatorics, and application of Statistics in Cryptology and Design of Experiments.

Supervised thirteen (13) PhD theses in four different technical areas -- 3 in Statistics, 7 in Computer Science, 1 in Mathematics and 2 in Statistical Applications.
PhD Students

Teaching

Teaching has always been my passion, and I love teaching various courses on Statistics, Combinatorics and Cryptography at the Bachelors and Masters level.

Supervised over fifty (50) Masters dissertations in four different technical areas -- Master of Statistics, Master of Mathematics, Master of Technology in Computer Science, and Master of Technology in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research.

Projects

High budget projects in Cryptology

Principal Investigator in all the following projects.

Other projects in Cryptology

Principal Investigator in all the following projects.

Sponsored projects in Statistics

Publications

Published around forty (40) papers in refereed Journals; around twenty (20) book chapters, including proceedings for International Conferences; with over twenty (20) papers in Cryptology and Information Security, in reputed International Conferences and Journals.

For a detailed list of my publications, check my Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format).
Check my DBLP Profile for a select list of publications in Cryptology/Computer Science.

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