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



Editorial / Other Professional Works

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  • Professional Activities
    • Subject Area Editor (Algorithms) of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (Elsevier), 2008-2011.
    • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 1998-2000.
    • General Co-Chair, Ninth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications (IEEE ANTS 2015).
    • General Co-chair, Sixth International Conference on High - Performance Computing (HiPC'99).
    • General Co-chair, Sixth International Workshop on Distributed Computing (IWDC 2004).
    • General Chair, International Workshop on Mobile Computing, Tezpur, Assam, India, 2000.
    • Conference Chair, International Conference on Radar, Communication and Computing (ICRCC 2012), Tiruvannamalai, India, Dec. 2012.
    • Program Co-Chair, ITPC 2003, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • Program Co-Chair, ADCOM (International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications) 2000 and ADCOM 2001.
    • Program Chair, International Workshop on High Performance Computing, Indian Statistical Institute, India, 1998.
    • Vice chairman (Asia), Program committee, High Performance Computing, 1997.
    • Program Chair, NSTCS (National Seminar on Theoretical Computer Science), India, 1992.
    • Panel Co-Chair, Eighth International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications (IEEE ANTS), 2014.
    • Member, Steering Committee, Tenth International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications (IEEE ANTS), 2016.
    • Member, Steering Committee, International Workshop on Distributed Computing (IWDC), 2000-2005.
    • Member, Steering Committee, International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 2006-2011.
    • Member, Program committees, IWDC 2005, HiPC '02, I-SPAN '02, ADCOMP '98, ADCOMP '97, HiPC '96, VLSI Design '94, NSTCS '94, NSTCS '93.
    • Member, Organizing committee, FSTTCS (Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science Conference), 1997.
    • Co-editor, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3326, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004.
    • Co-editor, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1745, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1999.
    • Co-editor, Recent Trends in Computing and Communication, (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications, December 16-19, 2001, Bhubaneswar, India), Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2001.
    • Co-editor, Recent Advances in Computing and Communications, (Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications, December 14-16, 2000, Cochin, India), Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2000.
    • Co-editor, Recent Trends in High Performance Computing, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, 1998.
    • Editor, Proceedings, NSTCS National Seminar on Theoretical Computer Science, 1992.
    • Keynote Speaker, International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, Tezpur, Assam, India, August 2004.
    • Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, Govt. College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata, April, 2016.
    • Referee, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, Parallel Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Systems Architecture, Fibonacci Quarterly, Journal of IETE, India, Journal of Institution of Engineers, India, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, etc.
    • Referee, IWDC ('04, ‘05), AMOC (’06), INDICON ('04), I-SPAN ('02), HiPC ('95, '96), ADCOM ('00, '01, 04), ADCOMP ('97, '98), VLSI Design, ('94, '95, '96, '97, 04), Asian Test Symposium, India ('95), ICPP ('92), International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems ('97), International Symposium on Parallel Processing, India, ('89), NSTCS ('91, '92, '93 and '94), etc.
    • Nominated Council Member of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India (2010-11).
    • Served as a member, Sir J. C. Bose National Science Talent Search awards committee, India
    • Was invited as an expert member in the accreditation team of the State Technical Education Board, West Bengal, India.
    • Was invited as an expert member in the academic and administrative audit team of Tezpur University, Assam (2011, 2014) and Dibrugarh University, Assam (2014).
    • Served as the Visitor’s Nominee for faculty selection at the National Institutes of Technology.
    • Served as an expert member in the faculty selection committees of various Institutes and Universities including Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, Bengal Engineering and Science University. Shibpur, Howrah, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal University of Technology, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, National Institute of Technology, Karaikal, National Institute of Technology, Sikkim, National Institute of Technology, Mizoram, National Institute of Technology, Manipur, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, Bhubaneswar, Kalyani University, Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering, Diamond Harbour, West Bengal, etc.
    • Served as a Member of Board of Academy, Viswabharati University, India,
    • Board of Studies in Information Technology, Kalyani University, India,
    • Board of Studies of Rashtraguru Surendra Nath College, Barrackpore, India,
    • Board of Studies of University Institute of Technology, Burdwan, India,
    • Board of Studies, Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata.
    • Serving as an expert member of the Research Advisory Committee, SRM University, Chennai.
  • Academic Administration Served in various committees of the Indian Statistical Institute. Most notable of them are as follows :
    • For the M.Tech. (Computer Science) programme of the Institute,
      • served as a key person in introducing the M.Tech. (Computer Science) programme of the Institute (first batch in 1981-83) starting from the two-year Advanced PG Diploma programme,
      • took part in revising the curriculum and syllabi of the M.Tech. (Computer Science) programme in three different phases (first as a member, then as the vice-chairman and finally as the chairman of the revision committees),
      • served as the chairman of the Curriculum Implementation Committee for about 17 years.
    • Served as a member of the Ph.D./D.Sc. committee of the Institute for five terms.
    • Served as the chairman/convener of the M.Tech. (Computer Science) admission committee for many years, as the chairman/convener of the JRF (Computer Science) admission committee for many years, and as a member of several admission committees for a number of years including M.Tech. (Computer Science), JRF (Computer Science) and B.Stat. admission committees.
    • Served as the chairman of several committees for the selection of research fellows for externally funded research projects in the Institute (including those funded by CSIR and DST).
    • Served in numerous committees (in the capacity of chairman/convener/member) for recruitment of project-linked personnel in the Institute.
    • Served as the Professor-in-Charge of the Computer and Communication Sciences Division during 1998-2000.
    • Served as a member of different faculty recruitment/promotion committees over the years.
    • Served as a member of the Finance Committee for two consecutive terms.
    • Served as the chairman of a committee set up for assessing the number of employees needed for proper functioning of the Institute in categories C and D and then to submit a report to the ministry.
    • Have been serving as the chairman of the Travel Grants Committee (TGC) for almost a decade, and before that served as a member of the TGC for many years.
    • Served as the chairman of the Category Manual revision committee.
    • Served as the chairman of various committees for recruitment at different categories including Office Assistants, Assistant Librarians, Drivers, etc.
    • Served as the chairman of a committee set up for investigating about some allegation of theft against an employee.
    • Served as a member of i) pay fixation committee and ii) a committee to look into anomalies of pay structure for different levels of employees.
    • Served as a member of the Baranagar Works Advisory Committee (BWAC) for several terms.