|Short Bio –Professor Dr. B.K. Dass|
B.K. Dass is Professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Delhi. He has been Head, Department of Mathematics and Dean, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences of University of Delhi. He has earned two research degrees viz. Ph.D. in 1975 and D.Sc. in 1983. His research interests include Coding Theory, Information Theory, Cryptography, Applied Algebra, and Discrete Mathematics. He has published over 100 research papers and has edited 7 books, apart from supervising 25 Ph.D. candidates and over a dozen M.Phil. students. He has widely traveled to several countries as visiting professor/visiting scientist such as U.S.A., Canada, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Yugoslavia, Austria, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan. He has delivered more than 150 lectures outside India in these countries in different universities and research institutions including several invited /plenary/keynote lectures at various conferences. He has collaborated research with as many as 20 scholars from outside India and has published work with them
Prof. Dass was elected President of Mathematical Sciences section of Indian Science Congress Association 2008-2009. He was Chairman of National Committee of ‘India Mathematics Year 2009’of Ministry of Science and Technology. He was also elected as President of Academy of Discrete Mathematics and Applications. He has been responsible as a member of the committees for setting up several Centres of Mathematical Sciences in India at Kerala, Banaras Hindu University, Banasthali University (Rajasthan), Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), C.R. Rao institute at Hyderabad. He was appointed as Chairman of the committee of the initiative “Human Resource Development in Mathematics” initiated by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Was appointed as Ambassador of ICM (International Congress of Mathematicians) 2014 held in South Korea in August 2014.