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Dr. Sk. Safique Ahmad

Faculty Profile
Dr. Ahmad was born and brought up in Bhadrak, Odisha. He did his B.Sc. from Bhadrak College and received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from Utkal University. Further, he received his M.Phil. from Ravenshaw University. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from IIT Guwahati in 2008 with the help of GATE and SRF from CSIR. His thesis was concerned with “Pseudosepectra of Matrix pencils and their Applications in Perturbation Analysis of Eigenvalues and Eigendecompositions”. After his thesis submission, he joined SERC, IISc. Bangalore as a Research Associate on 2nd January 2008. One year after his research at IISc, he received an NBHM Post Doctoral fellowship funded by DAE and German Post Doctoral Fellowship BAT IIa. So he accepted German Fellowship and visited to the Institut für Mathematik, Universität Berlin, Germany in 2nd February 2009 as a Post Doctoral Fellow and then in Dec. 2009, he returned to IIT Indore and acted as Assistant Professor at the Discipline of Mathematics and in 2016, he became Associate professor at IIT Indore. He has served as faculty coordinator during 2010-2012 and served as Head of the Department during 2016-2018. His research interest lies inside Numerical Linear Algebra, Quaternion Linear Algebra, Matrix polynomial and Multiparameter eigenvalue problems, and various Inverse Eigenvalue Problems. He is actively working on different projects funded by the DST Govt of India. He has also visited various International Institutes on various programs under different Schemes of SERB. He has been actively involved in organising International conferences, conducting various workshops under GIAN and QIP.

1. Nominated as a UGC nominee by the Hon'ble Chairman UGC for Academic Advisory Committee in HRD Center-Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education (MP).
2. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Of The Indian Academy Of Mathematics for a period of four years – 2022 - 2025.
3. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "The Mathematics Student"

Projects funded:
1. On inverse eigenvalue problems for structured matrix pencils Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi, SERC, Under the scheme MATRICS
2. On Multiparameter Eigenvalue Problems Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi, SERC, Unider Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientist

PhD Students Awarded:
1. Dr. Istkhar Ali
Thesis Ttile: “Localization Theorems and Perturbation Analysis on Quaternionic Eigenvalue Problems”
2. Dr. Prince Kanhya
Thesis Title: “Backward Error Analysis of Specified Eigenpairs and Its Application in Solving Inverse Eigenvalue Problems”

Recent Publications: 1. Backward error analysis and inverse eigenvalue problems for Hankel and Symmetric- Toeplitz structures, S. S. Ahmad and P. Kanhya, Appl. Math. Comput., 406: 126-288, 2021.
2. Perturbation analysis of matrices over a quaternion division algebra, S. S. Ahmad I . Ali, and I. Slapnicar, Electr. Trans. Num. Anal. , 54: 128–149, 2021
3. Perturbation analysis on matrix pencils for two specified eigenpairs of a semisimple eigenvalue with multiplicity two, S. S. Ahmad and P. Kanhya, Electr. Trans. Num. Anal., 52:370–390, 2020.
4. Structured perturbation analysis of sparse matrix pencils with s-specified eigenpairs,, S. S. Ahmad and P. Kanhya, Linear Algebra Appl., 602: 93–119, 2020.
Report of the Successfully Completed Workshop under QIP on Wavelet Via Matrices...

Report of the Successfully Completed Workshop under QIP on MCSSCP