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 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, Roy was awarded Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, recognizing his accomplishments and contribution to education. In 2019, Roy was appointed as the chairperson of the National Statistical Commission, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India.[7][8]

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  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. 13 June 2015. 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.
  7. ^ "Present Composition of NSC". Government of India. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Bimal Kumar Roy To Be New Chairman Of National Statistical Commission". NDTV. Retrieved 20 April 2020.