Professor Dr. AVISHEK ADHIKARI, M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), recipient of the President of India Medal, ISCA Young Scientist Award and NANUM fund by International Mathematical Union (IMU), PhD from Indian Statistical Institute under the supervision of Professor Bimal Roy, is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University. He was a faculty member at the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta (July 7, 2006 to January 16, 2019). He is the founder secretary of IMBIC, India (having Branches in Sweden and Japan), Treasurer of Cryptology Research Society of India and was the Former Eastern Zonal Coordinator for NBHM MSc and PhD Scholarship Examination. He was a Post-Doctoral fellow at INRIA-Rocquencourt, France, a visiting scientist at Linkoping University, Sweden and a visiting scientist at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He visited Japan (7 times, funded by JSPS, Japan and JST, Japan), Sweden (3 times), France (2 times), England (3 times), Switzerland (2 times), South Korea, Russia, Malaysia (2 times), Thailand, Denmark, Norway, Netherland, Belgium, Italy, Bangladesh, Singapore. He has published four basic textbooks on mathematics including Basic Modern Algebra with Applications (Springer, 2014) and edited two research monographs including Springer Monograph (2017) on Mathematical and Statistical Applications in Life Sciences and Engineering. He has published more than 50 papers in reputed international journals, conference proceedings and contributed volumes. He is on the editorial board of several journals. He is one of the investigators of nine Sponsored Research Projects funded by the agencies like DRDO, WESEE (Ministry of Defense), DST, DIT, NBHM including two International Collaborative Projects supported by DST-JSPS (Indo-Japan Project) and DST-JST (Indo-Japan) in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute. Five of his PhD students have already obtained PhD Degree. Currently, four of the PhD scholars are doing their research works under his supervision. His research interest includes Applications of Algebra, Cryptography, Cryptanalysis of Stream and Block Ciphers, Secret Sharing, DNA Cryptography, Visual Cryptography, Image Encryption. For more details, please click here.
- B.Sc. with Hons. in Mathematics from St. Xaviers' College, University of Calcutta, in 1999. [stood second in University of Calcutta]
- M.Sc in Pure Mathematics from the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta in 2001. Stood 1st and the Recipient of Gold Medal.
- Ph.D from Indian Statistcal Institute in 2004 under the supervision of Professor Bimal Ray, former Director of Indian Statistcal Institute.
After completing the Masters in 2001 from the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta, I joined Statistics and Mathematics Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata as a JRF. After successful completion of the Course Work, I started my research on Cryptology under the supervision of Professor Bimal Ray, the former Director of Indian Statistical Institute. During my PhD I worked on Secret Sharing, Visual Cryptography and Combinatorial Designs. After my PhD in 2004, I joined INRIA, Paris, France as a Post Doc Fellow and worked with Professor Anne Canteaut on Cryptographic Boolean Functions. Then I joined Linkoping University, Sweden as a Visiting Scientist and worked with Professor Erik Trell on DNA Secret Sharing. In 2006, in the moth of July, I joined the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta as a Lecturer. I continued there as a faculty member till January 16, 2019.
Research / Administrative Experience+
My broad area of research is Cryptology and Combinatorics. In cryptology, I am mainly interested in secret sharing schemes, specially visual cryptography. In combinatorics, I am interested in finding structures of critical sets in latin squares and graph coloring. I have active academic research collaboration with Kyushu University (Japan), KDDI (Japan). University of North Texas, USA, Indian Statistical Institute, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur. In a nutshell, my research interest includes Applications of Algebra, Cryptography, Cryptanalysis of Stream and Block Ciphers, Secret Sharing, DNA Cryptography, Visual Cryptography, Image Encryption. I worked as a Principal and Co-Investigator of the nine projects funded by DRDO, DIT, DST, NBHM etc. For more details regarding project, please click here.
Administrative and Professional Responsibilities:
1. Founder Secretary of the and Institute for Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Information Technology and Computer Science (IMBIC), having branches in Sweden and Japan (since 2006).
2. Treasurer of Cryptology Research Society of India (CRSI) since 2008
3. Former NBHM Eastern Zonal Coordinator for conducting MSc and PhD Fellowship
Examinations in Eastern Region.
4. One of the Editors of the Research Monograph entitled "Mathematical and Statistical Applications in Life Sciences and Engineering" published by Springer, 2017.
Teaching / Other Experience+
My field of interest is Algebra and its applications to different interdisciplinary
fields such a cryptology, coding theory and graph theory. My future plan is to
offer few contemporary interdisciplinary topics in which students will explore
how their known knowledge of Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Number
Theory are useful in solving real life practical challenging problems using the
concepts of cryptology, coding theory and graph theory. Apart from teaching, I am engaged with the following activities:
1. Worked as a paper setter, moderator, examiner of different examinations organized by different Universities and Institutes.
2. Worked as Thesis Reviewer of PhD Thesis of different Universities.
3. Worked as an external expert member of the Thesis Viva organized by different Universities.
4. Worked as reviewers of leading journals such as AMS Mathscinet, Discrete Mathematics, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Design Codes and Cryptography, IEEE journals, IEICE, many other Springer and Elsevier Journals etc
5. Worked as external Committee member of interview for the recruitment of Project Linked personnel at Indian Statistical Institute.
6. Worked as External Member for the M.Tech (CS) and M.Math Dissertation of Indian Statistical Institute.
Post Graduate Supervision+
Ph.D Students Received Ph.D. under my supervision:
1. Dr Angsuman Das
Thesis Title: On Some Mathematical Aspects of Security Notions and Constructions of Public Key Cryptosystems and Secret Sharing Schemes
Awarded in 2014 from University of Calcutta.
2. Dr Partha Sarathi Roy
Thesis Title: On Some Aspects of Secret Sharing Schemes and Oblivious Transfer Protocols Using Mathematical Tools,
Awarded in 2015 from University of Calcutta.
3. Dr. Sabyasachi Dutta
Thesis Title: Algebraic And Combinatorial Aspects Of Visual Cryptography,
Awarded in 2016 from University of Calcutta.
4. Dr Ushnish Sarkar
Thesis Title: On Some Combinatorial Studies of Radio k-coloring Problems of Graphs and Related Issues,
Awarded in 2017 from University of Calcutta.
5. Dr Prakash Dey
Thesis Title: Algebraic Aspects Of Cryptanalysis On Secret-Key Cryptosystems,
Awarded in 2017 from University of Calcutta.
Ph.D Students doing Ph.D. under my supervision (Registered at University of Calcutta):
2. Jyotirmoy Pramanik
3. Md. Kutubuddin Sardar
4. Sandip Kumar Mondal
Membership of Learned Societies :
1. Indian Science Congress Association (Life Member)
2. Calcutta Mathematical Society (Life Member)
3. Life Member of Institute for Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Information Technology and Computer Science (IMBIC), Branches: Japan, Sweden.
4. Cryptology Research Society of India (Life Member)
Books: (to see the complete list of books please click here)
1. (jointly with M R Adhikari), Basic Modern Algebra with Applications, published by Springer. For more details, please visit the website "http://www.springer.com/mathematics/algebra/book/978-81-322-1598-1".
2. Edited Book, (jointly with M R Adhikari and Y. P. Chaubey), Mathematical and Statistical Applications in Life Sciences and Engineering, published by Springer in 2017, For more details, please visit the website: http://www.springer.com/in/book/9789811053696.
Five Selected Journal Publications (Recent): (to see the complete list please click here)
1. (with Sabyasachi Dutta and Sushmita Ruj), Maximal contrast color visual secret sharing schemes, to appear in Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Springer Journal, 2019.
2. (With Ushnish Sarkar), On relationship between Hamiltonian path and holes in L(3,2,1)-coloring of minimum span, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Elsevier Journal, Volume 222 Issue C, May 2017, pp. 227-234.
3. (with Sabyasachi Dutta and Raghvendra Singh Rohit), Constructions and Analysis of Some Efficient t-(k,n)*-Visual Cryptographic Schemes Using Linear Algebraic Techniques, Design, Codes and Cryptography, Springer Journal, 80(1): 165-196 (2016).
4. (with Santanu Sarkar, Prakash Dey and Subhamoy Maitra), Probabilistic signature based generalized framework for differential fault analysis of stream ciphers, Cryptography and Communications, Springer Journal, July 2017, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 523-543.
5. (with Rita SahaRay), Structural form of a minimal critical set for a latin square representing the elementary abelian 2-group of order 8, Ars Combinatoria, 120, 181-191, 2015.
Five Selected Springer LNCS/IEEE Publications (Recent): (to see the complete list please click here)
1. (With Partha Sarathi Roy, Sabyasachi Dutta, Kirill Morozov, Kazuhide Fukushima, Shinsaku Kiyomoto and Kouichi Sakurai), Hierarchical Secret Sharing Schemes Secure against Rushing Adversary: Cheater Identification and Robustness, in Springer LNCS of the 14th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2018), Tokyo, Japan, during September 25-27, 2018.
2. (with Sabyasachi Dutta), Contrast Optimal XOR Based Visual Cryptographic Schemes, Information Theoretic Security - 10th International Conference, ICITS 2017, Hong Kong, China, November 29 - December 2, 2017, Springer LNCS, 10681, 2017, pp. 58-72.
3. (with Kirill Morozov, Satoshi Obana, ParthaSarathi Roy, Kouichi Sakurai and Rui Xu), Efficient Threshold Secret Sharing Schemes Secure against Rushing Cheaters, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, Springer, proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Theoretic Security, 9-12 August 2016, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
4. (with Prakash Dey, Abhishek Chakraborty and Debdeep Mukhopadhyay), Improved Practical Differential Fault Analysis of Grain-128, Proceedings of DATE 2015, Grenoble, France, March 09 - 13, 2015, available at IEEE Xplore Digital Library or ACM Digital Library. This year DATE 2015 received 1129 submissions, of which 915 went into the review process (214 were automatically rejected before review for various reasons). Out of the 915 reviewed submissions, 205 papers (= 22.4%) were selected for either "long" or "short" presentation at the conference. Our paper is accepted for "long" presentation at the conference.
5. (with Prakash Dey), Improved Multi-Bit Differential Fault Analysis of Trivium, Progress in Cryptology, INDOCRYPT 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2014, pp 37-52.