Bimal Kumar Roy

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Bimal Kumar Roy is a former Director of the Indian Statistical Institute. He is a cryptologist from the Cryptology Research Group of the Applied Statistics Unit of ISI, Kolkata.[1] He received a Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization in 1982 from the University of Waterloo[2] under the joint supervision of Ronald C. Mullin and Paul Jacob Schellenberg.[3]

In June 2015 Prof. Roy was removed from his post of director of ISI, just one month before the end of his appointment.[4] This action was harshly criticised by the international academic community.[5]

Currently he is working on Combinatorics, and application of Statistics in Cryptology and Design of Experiments.[6] In 2015, Prof Roy was awarded Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, recognizing his accomplishments and contribution to education.


  1. ^ "ASU Faculty List". Indian Statistical Institute. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Ph.D. Recipients". Combinatorics and Optimization Unit, University of Waterloo. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ Bimal Kumar Roy at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "Indian Statistical Institute chief Bimal Roy removed from his post". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Open Letter to the Hon'ble President of India". IACR. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Research interests". Indian Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.