February 19 - 20, 2016

Department of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati

Fully sponsored by the National Board for Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India


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The Speakers

Gautam Bharali

The youngest speaker of the workshop, Gautam Bharali has already made a name for himself as a researcher in the area of several complex variables. Currently an associate professor in the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, he has many publications in some of the best mathematics journals in the world. He has collaborated with many eminent mathematicians and visited several academic institutions in India and abroad. He is also well known for his lucid lectures. He has received one of the Swarnajayanti Fellowships for the year 2013-2014 awarded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. For more information about Gautam Bharali's research see


Rajendra Bhatia

A distinguished scientist of the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, Rajendra Bhatia  is one of the most internationally recognised experts from India in linear algebra and analysis. A prolific researcher with numerous journal publications to his credit, he has collaborated with mathematicians from all over the world. He is on the editorial board of many international journals. He has also received numerous awards and honours, prominent among which are the S S Bhatnagar Award, Fellowships of the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian Academy of Sciences and most recently the Hans Schneider Prize of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS).

Mahuya Datta

Mahuya Datta is a professor in the Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata. She is a prominent researcher in the fields of differential and algebraic topology with many publications in international journals of repute. She has visited numerous universities and institutions and is currently a member of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM). For more on Mahuya Datta's research see


Mythily Ramaswamy

A professor and former Dean of the Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM) of the Tata Institute of Fundamantal Research in Bangalore, Mythily Ramaswamy is a globally renowned and prolific researcher in nonlinear functional analysis, partial differential equations and optimal control. Prof. Ramaswamy's research contributions include numerous publications, collaborative Indo‐French projects and the guidance of Masters and PhD students. She has been a visiting professor at many institutions and universities all over the world. She is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, as well as the National Academy of Science. For more on Mythily Ramaswamy's research please see


Stephan Ruscheweyh

A renowned expert in complex analysis and function theory, Stephan Ruscheweyh is a senior professor in the University of Wurzburg. He was the director of the Mathematics Institute of the university for 17 years. He has numerous journal publications and academic collaborations with mathematicians all over the world. He is also on the editorial board of many international journals and has also supervised many doctoral students. He has also extensively worked for the advancement of mathematics education and research in developing countries like Afghanistan and Chile.


Ajit Iqbal Singh

Professor Ajit Iqbal Singh is an expert in functional analysis and harmonic analysis with recent interest in quantum information theory. Currently an honorary scientist of the Indian National Science Academy, she was a professor at the University of Delhi for 25 years from 1984 to 2008 and INSA senior/honorary scientist at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi from 2008 to 2014. She has published numerous research papers in peer reviewed journals and supervised several PhD and MPhil students. She has also held visiting positions in many institutions all over the world and is the recipient of many award and honours, prominent among which are the fellowships of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and the Indian National Science Academy.


Besides the above, there will also be a short lecture by Prof. S. N. Bora, Head Department of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati on career and research opportunities.

Department of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati