The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with Indian Statistical Institute. There is a total of 7 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in Indian Statistical Institute is 415 with a mean value for the h-index of 59.29. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in Indian Statistical Institute is 1913 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 273.29.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is a public research university situated in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Founded in 1931, the university ranks top among India’s pioneer institutions. It’s a prestigious university that has an indelible reputation in theoretical and applied statistics. Its model inspired the establishment of the first United States Institute of Statistics set up by Gertrude Mary Cox at the Research Triangle, in North Carolina.
The university traces its roots to the 1920s when its founder Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis set up a Statistical Laboratory in a small room in the Presidency College. Mahalanobis continued to utilize the laboratory to single-handedly accomplish all of India’s statistical work. On the 28th of April 1930, he formally registered the institute under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) as a non-profit distributing learned society.
In 1959, the Indian Statistical Institute was recognized as an Institute of National Importance and granted the powers to offer diplomas and degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and Computer Science. This marked the birth of the institute, which is regarded as the first of its kind in the world to offer training and research in Statistics, Computer Science, and Related Sciences.
What began in a small room in the Presidency College has morphed into one of India’s preeminent universities headquartered in Kolkata, with other centers in Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, and Tezpur. The five campuses host seven academic and research divisions, which are further split into 40 academic units. In addition, the institute has other offices, located in major cities in India, that deal primarily with consultancy and projects in Operational Research and Statistical Quality Control.
The main campus is home to two of India’s most unique centers. The first is the International Statistical Education Center, which provides statistics training to sponsored students from Asia and Africa. The other is the Center for Soft Computing Research, a unique national facility built to facilitate research in soft computing. Kolkata campus also hosts the Central Library, a well-stocked facility that provides more than 200,00 volumes of books, the majority of which lay special emphasis on statistics and related disciplines.
The Indian Statistical Institute offers academic programs that cut across several disciplines, including Computer Science, Mathematics, Operations Research, Mathematics-Economics, Statistics, and Information Science. There are several short-term courses, one certificate program, four diploma courses, two undergraduate programs, eight post-graduate degrees, and five doctoral programs offering fellowships for students to choose from.