Gandhinagar: In yet another proud moment for the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), Prof Neeldhara Misra, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Institute, has been selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bengaluru. The tenure of her Associateship is up to December 2024, during which she will be able to participate in the annual and mid-year meetings and contribute to a range of activities of the Academy.
The Indian Academy of Sciences was founded by Sir C V Raman in 1934. It is considered among the most prestigious institutions of the country actively working in promoting progress and upholding the cause of science. The Associates programme was initiated by IASc in 1983 to recognise talented young scientists working in India and encourage them to get involved in the activities of IASc and engage them in interactions with the Indian science community.
Every year, the Academy selects a certain number of young scientists of great promise as Associates. Prof Neeldhara Misra is one of the eleven Associates selected from all over the country in 2021. Professor Misra’s research focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms, computational social choice, extremal combinatorics, combinatorial game theory, combinatorial and computational geometry, and satisfiability and constraint satisfaction.
Sharing her thoughts on selection into this prestigious body Prof Neeldhara Misra said, “I am very humbled and honoured to be selected as an associate of IASc. This is a recognition of a body of work which has been possible thanks to the contributions of several collaborators, mentors, and institutional support. I express my gratitude to the selection body and look forward to the opportunity of working with some of the best scientists in the country, and hope to contribute meaningfully in some modest way through my work.”