Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar

Director Designate, IAI

Professor Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and Indian National Science Academy. An M.Stat (1978) and PhD (1981) from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Calcutta, he was a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In 1984 he returned to ISI, Delhi and became a professor. In 2006, he moved to Cranes Software International as Executive Vice President for analytics. In 2010 he joined the Chennai Mathematical Institute as its Director. His research interests include several areas of probability theory, filtering theory, option pricing theory, psephology in the context of Indian elections and cryptography. In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious S.S. Bhatnagar Prize in Mathematical Science. Apart from authoring two books, he has several important papers published in leading international journals on mathematics and statistics.