Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Born1968 (age 54–55)
Alma materPresidency College, Kolkata (B.Sc. Physics)
University of Calcutta, Rajabazar campus (B.Tech.)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (M.Tech.)
Indian Statistical Institute (Ph.D.)
University of New South Wales, Sydney (Postdoc)
University of Texas, Arlington

ICTP, Italy
AwardsPadmashri (2022) Infosys prize 2017
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, IInfosys Prize 2017 laureate in the Engineering and Computer Science category and TWAS Prize winner for Engineering Sciences in 2018.[1][2] [3] Her research is mainly in the areas of evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, machine learning and bioinformatics.[4] 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.[5] She is the first woman Director of the Indian Statistical Institute. Currently she is on the Prime Ministers' Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council. In 2022 she was given the Padma Shri award for Science and Engineering by the Government of India.

Education and career

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 Rajabazar Science College Campus of 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.[6]

Awards and honours



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  2. ^ "Infosys Prize - Laureates 2017 - Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay". Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Winners of 2018 TWAS Prizes announced". The World Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
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  7. ^ "2022 Winners" (PDF). Govt. of West Bengal.
  8. ^ "Padmashree award of sanghamittra bandyopadhyay".
  9. ^ "Winners of 2018 TWAS Prizes announced". The World Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Infosys Prize 2017 laureates".
  11. ^ "Recommendation of the Search-cum-Selection Committee on the nominations received for J C Bose National Fellowship" (PDF). SERB. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  12. ^ "2016 Elevated Fellows" (PDF). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).