Neena Gupta (mathematician) Biography in English

Neena Gupta (mathematician) Biography in English

Neena Gupta (mathematician) Biography in English : Neena Gupta is an Associate Professor at the Statistics and Mathematics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. Her primary fields of interest are commutative algebra and affine algebraic geometry. Gupta was previously a visiting scientist at the ISI and a visiting fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).

Neena Gupta (mathematician) Biography in English

Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education Ph.D., M.Math., B.Sc. (Hons)
Alma mater ISI, Bethune College
Known for Providing a counter-example over a field of positive characteristic to the special Zariski Cancellation Problem
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, commutative algebra, affine algebraic geometry
Institutions ISI, TIFR
Thesis Some Results on Laurent Polynomial Fibrations and Quasi A* Algebras (2011)
Doctoral advisor Prof. Amartya Dutta

 Neena Gupta (mathematician) Biography

Gupta received the
Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist award in 2014 for the solution she proposed to the Zariski Cancellation Problem in positive characteristic. Her work on the conjecture had also earned her the inaugural Saraswathi Cowsik Medal in 2013, awarded by the TIFR Alumni Association. Gupta graduated with honours in Mathematics from Bethune College in 2006. She earned her Post Graduation in Mathematics from the ISI in 2008 and subsequently, her Ph.D. degree in 2011 with algebraic geometry as her specialization, under the guidance of Professor Amartya Kumar Dutta. Gupta’s Ph.D. dissertation was “Some Results on Laurent Polynomial Fibrations and Quasi A* Algebras”

Positions Held by Neena Gupta (mathematician)

  • Associate Professor at Statistical and Mathematics Unit (SMU), ISI Kolkata (Jun 2014 -)
  • INSPIRE Faculty at ISI Kolkata (Dec 2012 – Jun 2014)
  • Visiting Fellow at TIFR Mumbai (May 2012 – Dec 2012)
  • Visiting Scientist at ISI Kolkata (Feb 2012 – Apr 2012)
  • Shyama Prasad MukherjeeResearch Fellow at ISI Kolkata (Sep 2008 – Feb 2012)


  • M. Birla Science Prize in Mathematics (2017)
  • The Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Award, Department of Science and Technology (India)(2015)
  • The inaugural Professor A. K. Agarwal Award for best research publication by the Indian Mathematical Society(2014)
  • The INSA Young Scientist Award (2014)
  • The Ramanujan Prize from the University of Madras(2014)
  • Associateship of the Indian Academy of Sciences (2013)
  • The Saraswathi Cowsik Medal by the TIFR Alumni Association for her work on the Zariski Cancellation Problem in positive characteristic (2013)
  • INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Award (2012)
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee fellowship, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(2008)
  • PC Panesar Gold Medal for Outstanding Performance in the Masters program in Mathematics, ISI (2008)
  • The distinction of standing first also earned her six awards from Bethune College in 2006 (PC Chandra Award for overall excellence, Sushama Basu Memorial Medal for the highest marks amongst all science graduates, Shantilata Basu Medal for standing first amongst mathematics graduates, the GC and Pratima Das Medal for standing first in B.Sc. (Hons) and the Nalini Das Medal for Most Promising Student)
  • First position in B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics in the University of Calcutta (2006)


  • With S. Sen, On Double Danielewski Surfaces and the Cancellation Problem,Journal of Algebra, 2019
  • With A. K. Dutta and Animesh Lahiri, On Separable A^2 and A^3 forms, Nagoya Journal of Mathematics, 2018
  • With Nikhilesh Dasgupta, Nice derivations over principal ideal domains,Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, 2018
  • With T. Asanuma, On 2-stably isomorphic four dimensional affine domain, Journal of Commutative Algebra, 2018
  • With S.M. Bhatwadekar and S. Lokhande, Some K-theoretic properties of the kernel of a locally nilpotent derivation on k[X1, . . . , X4], Transactions of American Mathematical Society, 2017
  • With A. K. Dutta, The Epimorphism Theorem and its generalisations, Journal of Algebra and Its Applications, (special issue in honour of Prof. Shreeram S. Abhyankar), 14(9) (2015) 15400101–30
  • With S.M. Bhatwadekar, A Note on the Cancellation property of k[X, Y ], Journal of Algebra and Its Applications, (special issue in honour of Prof. Shreeram S. Abhyankar)14(9) (2015)15400071–5
  • A Survey on Zariski Cancellation Problem, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, December 2015
  • On Faithfully Flat Fibrations by a Punctured Line, Journal of Algebra, October 2014
  • On the family of affine threefolds x^m y= F(x, z, t), Compositio Mathematica, June 2014
  • With Dhvanita R. Rao, On the non-injectivity of the Vaserstein symbol in dimension three, Journal of Algebra, February 2014
  • On Zariski’s Cancellation Problem in Positive Characteristic, Advances in Mathematics, September 2013
  • On the cancellation problem for the affine space  in characteristic p, Inventiones Mathematicae,195 (2014), pp. 279–288
  • With Amartya K. Dutta and Nobuharu Onoda, Some Patching Results on Algebras over Two-dimensional Factorial Domains, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, July 2012
  • With S.M. Bhatwadekar, The Structure of a Laurent Polynomial Fibration in n Variables, Journal of Algebra, March 2012
  • With S.M. Bhatwadekar, On Locally Quasi A Algebras in Codimension-one over a Noetherian Normal Domain, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, September 2011

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