Manindra Agrawal

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Manindra Agrawal
Born (1966-05-20) May 20, 1966 (age 48)
Allahabad, India
Residence Kanpur
Nationality Indian
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Doctoral advisor Somenath Biswas
Doctoral students Neeraj Kayal
Nitin Saxena
Known for AKS primality test
Notable awards Clay Research Award (2002)
S S Bhatnagar Prize (2003)
ICTP Prize (2003)
Fulkerson Prize (2006)
Gödel Prize (2006)
G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research (2009)
Padma Shri (2013)

Manindra Agrawal (born 20 May 1966) is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Dean of Faculty Affairs (DoFA) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was also the recipient of the first Infosys Prize for Mathematics.,[1] and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences in 2003. He has been honored with Padma Shri in 2013.[2]

Early life[edit]

Manindra Agrawal obtained a B.Tech. and a Ph.D. at IIT Kanpur in 1986.

Career[edit]

He co-created the AKS primality test with Neeraj Kayal and Nitin Saxena, for which he and his co-authors won the 2002 Clay Research Award, the 2006 Fulkerson Prize, and the 2006 Gödel Prize. The test is the first deterministic algorithm to test an n-digit number for primality in a time that has been proven to be polynomial in n.[3]

In September 2008, Agrawal was chosen for the first Infosys Mathematics Prize for outstanding contributions in the broad field of mathematics.[4] He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2003-04.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • G D Birla Award (2009)
  • Padma Shri (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Infosys Prize 2008
  2. ^ "List of Padma awardees" (Press release). New Delhi: NDTV. January 25, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Agrawal, Manindra. "Publications". Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bangalore: IIT-Kanpur professor bags first Infosys Mathematics Prize". Mangalorean.com. 16 September 2008. 
  5. ^ Institute for Advanced Study: A Community of Scholars

http://www.insaindia.org/detail.php?id=P08-1453

http://gpwrite.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/cracking-the-primes/

http://crackingthekode.quora.com/Know-The-Indian-Prime-Man-Dr-Manindra-Agrawals-Story-Behind-Prime-Number

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