Previous Awardees | Year 2022
Prof. Santosh Ansumali
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, IIT Bombay conferred the 'IIT Bombay International Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering and Technology" on Dr. Santosh Ansumali, Professor, Engineering Mechanics Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) Bangalore.
Dr. Santosh Ansumali is the first-ever recipient of this prestigious award. The award was conferred on Dr. Santosh Ansumali to recognize his contributions across several research fronts including, the advancement of the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) for the simulation of fluid flow, for the development of efficient computational techniques for large-scale computing platforms, and for the translation of these techniques to commercial use through an innovative start-up company. Dr. Santosh's research to deepening our understanding of the spread of COVID-19 through innovative modeling and simulation techniques, as well as his contributions to the development and deployment of mini pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) plants to provide oxygen in resource-constrained environments, was also appreciated in the citation that accompanied the award salver.
The You Tube link to the Institute Colloquium by Prof. Santosh Ansumali is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCUIPkYmiM&t=3755s
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Prof. Nitin Saxena
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, IIT Bombay conferred the 'IIT Bombay International Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering and Technology" on Prof. Nitin Saxena, N Rama Rao Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur.
Prof. Nitin Saxena is the second recipient of this prestigious award. The award was conferred on Prof. Nitin Saxena to recognize his contributions across Computational Complexity Theory, Algebra, Geometry, and Number Theory. Prof. Saxena is most well-known for his breakthrough result in 2002: the AKS (Agrawal–Kayal–Saxena) primality test, which was the first known deterministic polynomial-time algorithm for testing whether a given number is prime. Besides this, Prof. Saxena has made numerous fundamental contributions to the areas of algebraic complexity and computational algebra. Prof. Nitin Saxena has received many prestigious awards, including the Fulkerson Prize (2006), the Gödel Prize (2006) and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2018) among others.
The You Tube link to the Institute Colloquium by Prof. Santosh Ansumali is: Institute Colloquium by Prof. Nitin Saxena – YouTube