Brief Bio



Bhargab B. Bhattacharya had schooling with the Raiganj Coronation Higher Secondary School, which is located at Raiganj, a small town in the northern part of West Bengal, India. He received the B.Sc. degree in physics from the Presidency College, Calcutta, the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in radiophysics and electronics, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science all from the University of Calcutta. In 1984, he wrote his doctoral thesis on Design for Testability in VLSI Circuits as an advisee of Prof. A. K. Choudhury at the Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, Calcutta. He has had a long membership with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Calcutta, at the Students’ Branch of which he had lived through his formative years 1968 – 1985.


Since 1982, Dr. Bhattacharya has been on the faculty of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, where he became full professor in 1991. He held visiting positions at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and at the Fault-Tolerant Computing Group, Institute of Informatics, University of Potsdam, Germany. In 2005, he visited the CSE Dept. of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as VSNL Chair Professor. His research interest includes logic synthesis and testing of VLSI/nano-scale circuits, physical design, digital geometry, and computational nanoscience. He has published more than 200 research articles in archival journals and in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and holds 9 United States patents.


Dr. Bhattacharya is a Member of the VLSI Society of India (VSI), a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, and an IEEE Fellow.