A brief history of my time after college: From 1995 to 2000, I attended the Indian
Statistical Institute (Kolkatta) where I got my Bachelors and Masters
degrees in Statistics with a specialisation in Advanced Probability.
Under the supervision of John Palmieri I got my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University
of Washington, Seattle in 2005. My thesis was in the area of stable
homotopy theory. After completing my Ph.D., I had a 3-year
postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. I joined the Illinois
State University in Fall 2008.
My interests include Mathematics, Music, Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology,
Games, Logic, Computing, Philosophy,
and the History of Intellectual Thought.
My current Erdos number is 3: Erdos ---> John Conway ---> Dave Benson ---> Me. You can read about the
Erdos number here.
The homotopy type of my known mathematical genealogy is a wedge of three circles.
I love working with students. If you are a student who is interested in doing an Honors
project, a Masters thesis/project or an independent study/research in some
area of Mathematics under my supervision please contact me. I will be very happy to guide you.
I work on a bunch of different areas. Current interests like in the
fields of representation theory of groups,
Tate cohomology, Galois cohomology. Visit my research page for more
information. My research is being supported by grants from the National
Security Agency (NSA).
I am the organiser of the algebra seminar at Illinois State. If you would
like to give a talk in the seminar please let me know. We meet on
Tuesdays from 2:00 - 3:00. Please check out
algebra seminar homepage. I
am the faculty advisor for the Math Club at ISU. Math Club is a great nice place
to meet other math students and take part in fun activities including, potluck,
games night, movie night, puzzles night, etc. Let me know if you would like to
be part of it. Please visit our website ISU Math Club.
I am also the in-charge of the Putnam Mathematical Competition at
ISU. If you are an undergraduate student who loves solving math problems, you
should definitely take part in Putnam. For more information visit
NEWS : I received
the Illinois State University Research Initiative Award (2011). For more about it, read the
newsletter. I also won the mathematics department
Teaching Initiative Award (2011).