Sukanta Pati


I am a professor at the Department of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati, INDIA . I can be contacted at pati AT iitg DOT ac DOT in or at +91 (0)361258 2607.

Reserach area:

Broad area `Combinatorial Matrix Theorey’ and more specifically `Spectral Graph Theory’. A list of my publications can be found here.

Research activities:

An editor of the journal `Linear and Multilinear Algebra’, Taylor & Francis, 2012-- till date.

An editor of the journal `Proceedings of Mathematical Sciences’, Indian Academy of Sciences, 2017–20.

An editor of the book `Linear Algebra with Applications- A volume in honor of Professor Ravindra B Bapat’, 2014.

Completed PhD Students:

Sasmita Barik, Ph.D. 2007, IIT Guwahati, Thesis: On the Spectra and the Laplacian Spectra of Graphs. Currently she is a faculty at IIT Bhubaneswar. She is also an associate editor of SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), 2021-23.

Debajit Kalita, Ph.D. 2012, IIT Guwahati, Thesis: Spectra of Weighted Directed Graphs. Currently, he is a faculty at Tezpur Central University, Assam, India.

Swarup K. Panda, Ph.D. 2016, IIT Guwahati, Thesis: On the Inverse of Bipartite Graphs with Unique Perfect Matchings and Reciprocal Eigenvalue Properties.

Currently, he is a faculty at IIT Kharagpur, India.

Rakesh Jana, Ph.D. 2022, IIT Guwahati, Thesis: On the bipartite distance matrix and the bipartite Laplacian matrix.

Currently, he is a postdoc at IIT Bombay.

My Teachers / Mentors: I would not be the same without any of them.

B. R. Pradhan, Retired Professor of Rajendra College, Balangir, Odisha, India.

C. K. Mohapatra, Retired Professor of Sambalpur University, Odisha, India.

Swadhin Pattanayak, Retired founding director of Institute of Mathematics and Applications, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

R. B. Bapat, Professor at Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India.

Steve Kirkland, Professor at University of Manitoba, Canada.

Shaun Fallat, Professor at University  of Regina, Canada.

Miki Neumann, Former Professor at University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA.

My Friends: Some of them are like me and some of them are not.

Pradeep Nayak, Media Professional at Bhhomi Network, Bangalore, India. Excellent work.


`International Linear Algebra Society’.