Prof. Neena Gupta, Theoretical Statistics & Mathematics, ISI Kolkata has been conferred with Nari Shakti Puraskar - Songoti

Prof. Neena Gupta, Theoretical Statistics & Mathematics, ISI Kolkata has been conferred with Nari Shakti Puraskar

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Songoti, Kolkata: Professor Neena Gupta of Theoretical Statistics & Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata has been awarded the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar-2020 and 2021’. The award was conferred today by President Shri Ram Nath Kovind in a function organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on the occasion of International Women's Day.

She is among the 29 outstanding and exceptional women achievers of the country who were awarded today.

Professor Neena Gupta was previously a visiting scientist at the ISI and a visiting fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). She has won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology (2019) in the category of mathematical sciences, the highest honour in India in the field of science and technology

Professor Gupta’s primary fields of interest are commutative algebra and affine algebraic geometry. Graduated with honours in Mathematics from Bethune College in 2006, she earned her post graduation in mathematics from the Indian Statistical Institute in 2008 and subsequently, her Ph.D. degree in 2011 with commutative algebra as her specialization under the guidance of Amartya Kumar Dutta. The title of her dissertation was "Some results on Laurent polynomial fibrations and Quasi A*-algebras".

Professor Gupta received the Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist award in 2014 for the solution she proposed to the Zariski Cancellation Problem. Her work on the conjecture had also earned her the inaugural Saraswathi Cowsik Medal in 2013, awarded by the TIFR Alumni Association. She is also the recipient of the DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries in 2021.

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