Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

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Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay সঙ্ঘমিত্রা বন্দোপাধ্যায়
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Statistical Institute
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsIndian Statistical Institute

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (born 1968) is an Indian computer scientist specializing in computational biology. A professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, she is a Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize winner in Engineering Science for 2010 and an Infosys Prize 2017 laureate in the Engineering and Computer Science category.[1][2] Her research is mainly in the areas of evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, machine learning and bioinformatics.[3] Since 1 August 2015, she has been the Director of the Indian Statistical Institute, and she would oversee the functioning of all five centres of Indian Statistical Institute located at Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, and Tezpur besides several other Statistical Quality Control & Operation Research Units spread across India.[4] She is the first woman Director of the Indian Statistical Institute. Currently she is on the Prime Ministers' Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.

Education and career[edit]

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay obtained a bachelor of science in physics from Presidency College, Kolkata before obtaining another bachelor's degree (of technology) in Computer Science in 1992 from University of Calcutta. She then obtained a master's degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur before pursuing a Ph. D. at the Indian Statistical Institute, obtaining it in 1998.[5]

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Prime Minister PM Confers Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards - 2009 & 2010". Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Infosys Prize - Laureates 2017 - Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay". Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay". Google Scholar. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Director, Indian Statistical Institute". Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Sanghamitra Bandhyopadhyay". Indian Statistical Institute. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Recommendation of the Search-cum-Selection Committee on the nominations received for J C Bose National Fellowship" (PDF). SERB. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  7. ^ "2016 Elevated Fellows" (PDF). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  8. ^ "Infosys Prize 2017 laureates".
  9. ^ "Winners of 2018 TWAS Prizes announced". The World Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2018.

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