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Prof. Bimal Kumar Roy

Prof. Bimal Kumar Roy

Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada Bachelor ‘s and Master’s degree from Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata Recipient of Padma Shree Award Former Director of Indian Statistical Institute & Head, R.C. Bose Centre for Cryptology, Chairperson, National Statistical Commission

Prof. Bimal Kumar Roy is a researcher of international standing. His primary research interest involves all aspects of Statistics and its applications. His current work involves Analytics, Combinatorics, applications of Statistics in Cryptology, and Design of Experiments. He received his Bachelor ‘s and Master’s degree from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, and Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

He has been a Faculty member at ISI, Kolkata for over 35 years and has led ISI as its Director during  2010-15. Presently, he is the Head of ‘R.C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security’ at ISI and also, Chairman,  National Statistical Commission. This is a position of rank equivalent to  Minister of State, Govt. Of India. His passion is to serve the nation by strengthening the collaboration between Industry and Academia, with emphasis on socially relevant research, creating a self-reliant India.


  • Awarded ‘Padma Shri’ by Government of India in 2015, for contributions to research and institution building.
  • INSA Teacher’s  Award, 2014.
  • NASI- Reliance  Platinum Jubilee Award, 2007.
  • IBM Faculty Award for research in Cryptology, 2007.
  • Elected Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India, since 2010.


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