AVISHEK ADHIKARI, Ph.D., M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), is Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University, Kolkata, India. A recipient of the President of India Medal, ISCA Young Scientist Award, and the NANUM Fund by International Mathematical Union, Professor Adhikari did his Ph.D. from the Indian Statistical Institute, India, under the guidance of Professor Bimal Roy, the former Director of the Indian Statistical Institute. Earlier, Professor Adhikari was a faculty member at the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, from July 2006-January 2019. He is the founder Secretary of the Institute for Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Information Technology & Computer Science (IMBIC), India, having branches in Sweden and Japan, and the Treasurer of the Cryptology Research Society of India. He was the former Eastern Zonal coordinator of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. scholarship examinations by the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM). He was a Post-Doctoral fellow at INRIA-Rocquencourt, France, and Visiting Scientist at Linkoping University, Sweden; Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Professor Adhikari delivered invited talks at various universities and institutions abroad.
He has authored four textbooks on mathematics including Basic Modern Algebra with Applications (Springer, 2014) and edited two volumes including Mathematical and Statistical Applications in Life Sciences and Engineering (Springer, 2017). His research papers have been published in reputed international journals, conference proceedings and contributed volumes. Professor Adhikari is one of the investigators of the twelve sponsored research projects funded by agencies like DRDO, WESEE (the Ministry of Defense), DST, DIT, NBHM of the Government of India, including two international collaborative projects supported by DST-JSPS and DST-JST (both Indo-Japan projects). Five of his Ph.D. students have already been awarded degrees, and two of the students have submitted their theses and, currently, three Ph.D. scholars are conducting research under his supervision.
MAHIMA RANJAN ADHIKARI, Ph.D., M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), is the founder president of the Institute for Mathematics, Bioinformatics and Computer Science (IMBIC), Kolkata, India. He is a former professor at the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta, India. His research papers are published in national and international journals of repute, including the Proceedings of American Mathematical Society. He has authored nine textbooks and is the editor of two, including: Basic Modern Algebra with Applications (Springer, 2014), Basic Algebraic Topology and Applications (Springer, 2016), and Mathematical and Statistical Applications in Life Sciences and Engineering (Springer, 2017).
Twelve students have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his guidance on various topics such as algebra, algebraic topology, category theory, geometry, analysis, graph theory, knot theory and history of mathematics. He has visited several universities and research institutions in India, USA, UK, Japan, China, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, and many other counties on invitation. A member of the American Mathematical Society, Prof. Adhikari is on the editorial board of several journals of repute. He was elected as the president of the Mathematical Sciences Section (including Statistics) of the 95th Indian Science Congress, 2008. He has successfully completed research projects funded by the Government of India.
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