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Sabatical visits by Dr. Partha

About Prof. Partha

Research interests :
  • Software engineering related to automation and control.
  • Safety-critical systems
  • Security and Cryptography
  • Discrete mathematics
Research profile

Global outreach

Long visits (longer than a month)

  • France (1977-1980): Doctoral Candidate in Automation and Control Engineering, from one of the finest research centres in France: le Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenbole, Grenoble, France (1980). His thesis won him the highest rating given to doctoral theses: "Très Honorable et les félicitations du jury" which may be translated as : Highly commended, and appreciated by the jury. Since then, he has followed a policy of regular sabatical visits, to rejuvenate his research interests.
    Details of his French connections || Overview of his Doctoral thesis

  • France (1983): Post- doctoral Fellow, Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, (INRIA)
    Rocquencourt (Invited by Prof. G Lelann).
    Major activities -- Research on Petri Nets. Authored an innovative paper on representation of Petri nets as linear difference equations.

  • France (1988-1989) : Visiting Associate Professor, Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne , St. Etienne (Invited by Prof. P Ladet ).Major activities -- Research on safety in automation. Taught a course on software engineering.
  • France (1993) : Directeur de Recherches,
    Centre National de la Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS), Grenoble. Major activities -- Research on safety of automation systems particularly in the manufacturing sector.
  • Macau / China (1993-1994): Visiting Expert, United Nations University, International Institute for Software Technology (UNU/IIST), Macau. (Invited by Prof. Dines Bjorner).
    Major activities -- Research on application of formal methods for the railways. RAISE, RSL , Lectures for University of Macau. Project leader for a United Nations sponsored project for the Chinese Railways.
  • Germany (1999-2000): Gastwissenschaftler, Institut fuer Regulungs-und Automatisierungstechnik (IfRA),
    Technical University of Braunschweig. (Invited by Prof. E Schneider). Major activities -- Research on safety in railways sector. Interaction with European railways.

    Taught "safety" to the Germans !

    Taught a course on “safety in automation”. This course was higly appreciated and was judged (by the students) unanimously, as the "best course".
  • India (2004-2010) : Major activities --Taught courses on: discrete mathematics", "artificial intelligence" , "selected topics in Unix", "cryptography". Personal research on Linux, and technology enhanced learning.
  • Kathmandu, Nepal (2011-2014): Visiting Professor, Kathmandu University. Taught courses on cryptography.

    Visited Tribhuvan University and various other institutions in Kathmandu.

Short visits (lesser than a month)

  • Poland (2009) Visited and lectured at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow (Prof. K Cetnarowicz).
  • Thailand (1993): Visiting Trainer/expert Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Major activities -- Teaching assistance for course on formal methods, RAISE, RSL, and durational calculus.
  • France: Laboratoire d'Automatique et d'Analyse de Systemes (LAAS), Toulouse, France (Invited by Prof. J C Laprie).
  • Spain (1989): University of Zaragossa, SPAIN (Invited by Prof. Manuel SILVA).
  • UK: Cambridge University, UK
  • UK: Oxford University, UK. (Prof. Bernard CARRE , Univ. of Southampton).
  • Australia (2015): Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (Prof. Joseph Pieperzyk).
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