Feb 16, 2015

ISI Director Bimal K Roy receives civilian award

Professor Bimal K. Roy, Director of the Indian Statistical Institute, was given the Padma Shri award, one of the highest civic honors in India, by the central government of India on January 26, 2015. Professor Roy was honored for his versatile and innovative contributions to numerous areas of theoretical computer science, cryptanalysis, statistical design, combinatorial mathematics, and applications of modern statistics to ecology and public health. He is primarily responsible for initiation of probabilistic cryptanalysis of ciphertexts driven by multiple feedback registers and complex unknown combining functions, and theoretical study of design and security analysis of wireless sensor networks. His research on cryptanalysis and sensor networks was rewardingly influenced by his foundations in statistical design, graph theory, and combinatorics. He took a leadership role in a difficult ecological study in the coastal rainforest areas in the state of West Bengal, and in a study of arsenic hazards in India. Professor Roy was previously honored with multiple prestigious awards by the IBM and Microsoft for being at the frontier of integrative multidisciplinary research, and was elected a member of the Indian National Science Academy. He has held faculty positions in numerous countries across the world. Interestingly, Professor Roy is a spectacularly gifted soccer star and it has been conjectured that he may be the best soccer player in the world with a PhD in mathematical statistics.

Share

Leave a comment

*

Share

Welcome!

Welcome to the IMS Bulletin website! We are developing the way we communicate news and information more effectively with members. The print Bulletin is still with us (free with IMS membership), and still available as a PDF to download, but in addition, we are placing some of the news, columns and articles on this blog site, which will allow you the opportunity to interact more. We are always keen to hear from IMS members, and encourage you to write articles and reports that other IMS members would find interesting. Contact the IMS Bulletin at bulletin@imstat.org

What is “Open Forum”?

In the Open Forum, any IMS member can propose a topic for discussion. Email your subject and an opening paragraph (to bulletin@imstat.org) and we'll post it to start off the discussion. Other readers can join in the debate by commenting on the post. Search other Open Forum posts by using the Open Forum category link below. Start a discussion today!

About IMS

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international scholarly society devoted to the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. We have about 4,500 members around the world. Visit IMS at http://imstat.org
Latest Issue