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Chennai Professor bags prestigious award

Chennai, Oct 7: Professor Saket Saurabh of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) here has been awarded the ‘coveted’ Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021 in Mathematical Sciences.



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Saurabh is Professor in the Theoretical Computer Science group of the city-based institute.

“This award given by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India is considered to be (the) most coveted Science prize in India,” an official release said, adding, the award was announced on the CSIR Foundation Day last month.

Saurabh has completed his PhD in Theoretical Computer Science and after a Postdoctoral stint at the University of Bergen, Norway, joined IMSc as faculty member in 2009. “He has done pioneering work on parametrized complexity (a recent approach to computationally hard problems), graph algorithms, satisfiability problems and more,” it said.

He has co-authored two books and several popular surveys on paramterized complexity and mentored many PhD students.


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