The Infosys Science Foundation’s prize was announced for the year 2017 in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. Alumna Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, Indian Statistical Institute (Engineering and Computer Science) has won the Prize for ‘engineering and computer science’. She is recognised for evolving algorithms to analyse biological data. With her work on optimising data analysis, she was able to make exciting discoveries, like a new genetic marker for breast cancer. Her work has been used in software built by the US Environmental Protection Agency to detect water contamination, according to a press release.
Prof. Bandyopadhyay also won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 2010. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kharagpur at the convocation of 2017
“She sets an inspiring example of high-quality original resear