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Prithwijit De


 


Alumnus of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (B.Stat, M.Stat) and National University of Ireland, Cork (Ph.D)

 

Professional Experience:

 

1. Reader at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

 

2. Associated with the Mathematical Olympiad programme (http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/subjects/mathematics/mathematics-cell) in India. 

 

International experience:

     i) Leader of the Indian team to the International Mathematical Olympiad 2016, Hong Kong

    ii)  Observer A of the Indian team to the International Mathematical Olympiad 2015, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

   iii) Observer A of the Indian team to the International Mathematical Olympiad 2014, Cape Town, South Africa.

   iv) Deputy Leader of the Indian team to the International Mathematical Olympiad 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  

 

I have participated as a resource person in various Mathematics Olympiad training camps at both regional (RMOTC) and national level (INMOTC).  

 

4. Member of the Editorial Committee of ''At Right Angles'', a publication of Azim Premji University together with Community Mathematics Centre, Rishi Valley, India  (http://www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/publications).

Educational Qualification: 

 

1. B. Stat (Hons), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

2. M. Stat, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

3. Ph.D (Statistics), National University of Ireland, Cork, Republic of Ireland.

 

Publications:

 

I. Articles

 

1. An Eye on Eyeball

    Prithwijit De

    At Right Angles (India), pp. 34-37, Vol. 5, No.2, July, 2016

 

2.  A Golden Maximum.
     Prithwijit De
     Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp. 132-133, May, 2014.


3.  A Fair Division.
     Prithwijit De, Sneha Titus, Swati Sircar
    At Right Angles (India),pp.31-34,Vol. 3, No.1,March,2014


4.  Always a Cube.
    Prithwijit De
    Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp.29-33, September, 2012.


5. A Sweetseller’s Trick.
    Prithwijit De
    At Right Angles (India), pp. 17-19, Vol 1, No. 1, June, 2012.


6.  Height of Difficulty.
     Prithwijit De
     Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp. 80-85, January, 2012.


7. Message in a Bottle.
    Prithwijit De
   Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp. 50-52, January, 2011.


8.  A Pouring Problem.
     Prithwijit De
     Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp. 3-5, September, 2010.


9. Caught up in a Box.
    Prithwijit De
    Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp. 115-121, May, 2010.


10.  A Farmer and a Fence.
     Prithwijit De
     Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp.75-82, January, 2010.


11.  Curious properties of the circumcircle and incircle of an equilateral triangle.
      Prithwijit De
      Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp.32-36, September, 2008.


12.  A pair of insoluble Diophantine equations arising from an equilateral triangle.
      Prithwijit De
      Mathematical Gazette (U.K), July, 2008.


13.  Radii of touching circles: a trigonometric solution.
       Prithwijit De
       Mathematical Spectrum (U.K), pp. 70-74, January, 2009.


14.  From Immersion Heaters to Buoys.
       Prithwijit De, Des MacHale
       Mathematical Gazette (U.K), pp.519-521, November, 2007.

 

II. Problems for which my solution was either published or acknowledged. 

 

1.  American Mathematical Monthly (MAA publication)

website: http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/american-mathematical-monthly

 

11815( Nov, 2016)

11754 (pp. 298, Mar 2016)

11758 (pp. 104-105, Jan 2016)

11737 (pp. 101-102, Jan 2016)

11714 (pp.607-608, Jun-Jul, 2015)

11690 (pp.286-287, Mar, 2015)

11670 (pp. 754, Oct, 2014)

11663 (pp.741-743, Oct, 2014)

11630 (pp. 86-87, Jan, 2014)
11622 (pp. 946-947, Dec, 2013)
11596 (pp. 472-473, May, 2013)
11554 (pp. 703-704, Oct, 2012)
11552 (pp. 702-703, Oct, 2012)
11550 (pp.614-615, Aug-Sep, 2012)
11509 (pp.429-430, May 2012)
11511 (pp.69-70, January, 2012)
11492 (pp.850, November, 2011)
11486 (pp.849-850, November, 2011)
11457 (pp.378,April, 2011)

11443 (pp.278,March, 2011)
11386 (pp.463-444,May, 2010)
11385 (pp.285,March, 2010)
11357 (pp.184-185, February, 2010)
11325 (pp.653-654, Aug-Sep, 2009)
11306 (pp.88-89,Jan, 2009)
11301 (pp.85-86,Jan, 2009)
11289 (pp.764,Oct, 2008)
11275 (pp.670-671,Sep, 2008)
11245 (pp.467-468,May, 2008)
11263 (pp.371-372,April, 2008)
11240 (pp.172,February, 2008)
11228 (pp.77,January, 2008)
11177 (pp.838,November, 2007)
11210 (pp.749,October, 2007)
11211 (pp.749-750,October, 2007)
11225 (pp.750,October, 2007)
11160 (pp.454,May, 2007)
11168 (pp.456,May, 2007)
10483 (pp.568-569,Jun-Jul, 2006)

 

2. Crux Mathematicorum (A renowned problem solving journal published by the Canadian Mathematical Society)

website: https://cms.math.ca/crux/


May 2016: 4041, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4050

Apr 2016: 4037

Feb 2016: 4011

Jan 2016: 4008

Dec 2015: 3993, 3994, 3997, 3998

Oct 2015: 3971, 3974

May 2015: 3948

Apr 2015: 3931 (pp.173-174), 3933 (pp.175-177), 3934 (pp.177), 3937 (pp.182), 3939 (pp.184-185)

Feb 2015: 3911 (pp.78-79), 3912 (pp.79-80)

Jan 2015: 3903 (pp.34 - 35)

Dec 2014: 3891 (pp.439-440), 3897 (pp.447-448), 3898 (pp.448-449), 3899 (pp.449 - 451)

Nov 2014: 3882 (pp.396-397); 3885 (pp.399-400)

Sep 2014: 3862 (pp. 303); 3866 (pp. 307-309)

Jun 2014: 3853 (pp. 264); 3855 (pp.265); 3856 (pp.266)

May 2014: 3841 (pp.217-218)

April 2014: 3832 (pp. 168-171); 3833 (pp. 171-172);  3834 (pp.172-173)

Mar 2014: 3822 (pp.125-126); 3828 (pp. 131-132)

Feb 2014: 3812 (pp.77-78); 3814 (pp.80-81); 3816 (pp.84-85); 3818 (pp.86-87)

Jan 2014: 3807 (pp.40-41), 3808 (pp. 41-42)

Nov 2013: 3782 (pp. 419-420), 3783 (pp. 420-421)

Sep 2013: 3763 (pp. 328-330)

Jun 2013:  3753 (pp. 279-280), 3755 (pp. 281-282)

May 2013: 3749 (pp. 242-243)
April 2013: 3731 (pp.189)
March 2013: 3727 (pp.151-152), 3728 (pp.153)
June 2012: 3660 (pp.256)
May 2012: 3643 (pp.203), 3647 (pp. 208 - 209)
April 2012: 3632 (pp.154-155), 3635 (pp. 158-159)
March 2012: 3627 (pp.116-117)
February 2012: 3611 (pp.71), 3613 (pp.73)
January 2012: 3609 (pp.39-40)
December 2011: 3598 (pp.556-557)
November 2011: 3576 (pp.463-464), 3577 (pp.464-465)
October 2011: 3556 (pp.395-396)
April 2011: 3528 (pp.178-179), 3532 (pp.184-185)
Mar 2011: 3514 (pp.117), 3525 (pp.127)
Feb 2011: 3505 (pp.57)

 

3. The College Mathematics Journal (MAA publication)

website: http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/college-mathematics-journal/the-college-mathematics-journal

 

September 2015: 1031 (pp.301-302), 1034 (pp. 305-306)

May 2014: 1003 (pp.224-226)

March 2014: 998 (pp.148-149)

January 2014: 995 (pp.63-64)

November 2013: 989 (pp. 442-444)
March 2013: 971 (pp.143), 972 (pp.144), 973 (pp.144-146), 974 (pp.146-147), 975 (pp.147-148)
September 2009: 883 (pp.297-299), 885 (pp.301-303)

May 2009: 877 (pp.217-218)

 

4. The Mathematical Gazette (UK)

 website: http://www.m-a.org.uk/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=620

 

July 2012: 95.I (pp.352) 

 

5. Mathematics Magazine (MAA publication)

website: http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/mathematics-magazine

 

December 2015: 1952 (pp.379-380)

February 2015: 1936 (pp.74-75)

February 2014: 1911 (pp.63)
December 2013: 1906 (pp. 383)
April 2013: 1891 (pp.148-149)
June 2012: 1873 (pp.231-232)
April 2008: 1767 (pp. 157)
October 2007: 1754 (pp.312)
April 2007: 1743 (pp. 148), 1744 (pp. 148-149)
February 2007: 1736 (pp.78-79), 1738 (pp.80)
June 2006: 1723 (pp.221-222)

 

6. Irish Math.Soc.Bulletin

website: http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/ims/bulletin/

 

Winter 2012: 68.2 (pp.70-71)
Winter 2013: 70.1 (pp.102-103)

 

7. Mathematical Excalibur (Hong Kong)

website: https://www.math.ust.hk/excalibur/

 

Problem 415 (pp.4, Vol. 17, No. 5, March-April, 2013)

Problem 466 (pp.3, Vol. 20, No. 1, July - October, 2015)

Problem 468 (pp.3, Vol. 20, No. 1, July - October, 2015)

Problem 486 (pp.3, Vol. 20, No. 5, Aug - September, 2016)

Problem 489 (pp.3, Vol. 20, No. 5, Aug - September, 2016)

 

8. Mathematical Reflections {http://awesomemath.org/mathematical-reflections/}

 

Mathematical Reflections 2 (2016): S371 (pp.11)

Mathematical Reflections 3 (2015): J339 (pp.3), S338 (pp.9)

Mathematical Reflections 1 (2015): S327 (pp.11-12), U326 (pp.17)

Mathematical Reflections 6 (2014): J320

Mathematical Reflections 5 (2014): J313 (pp.1), J317 (pp.6), S314 (pp.9), S315 (pp.10), S316 (pp.11-12), S317 (pp.13)

Mathematical Reflections 4 (2014): J308 (pp.2), J311 (pp.5), J312 (pp.6), S307 (pp.7), U309 (pp.15)

Mathematical Reflections 2 (2014): J295 (pp.1)

Mathematical Reflections 3 (2013): J265 (pp.1).
Mathematical Reflections 1 (2013): J256 (pp.4), S253 (pp.7).

Mathematical Reflections 6 (2012): J249 (pp.3), S247 (pp.7), S248 (pp.8).
Mathematical Reflections 5 (2012): J243 (pp.3), S241 (pp.7), S245 (pp.11), O241 (pp.21).
Mathematical Reflections 4 (2012): J235 (pp.1), J237 (pp.3), S235 (pp.7).
Mathematical Reflections 2 (2012): J223 (pp.1), J225 (pp.3), S224 (pp.8), S228 (pp.12).
Mathematical Reflections 6 (2011): S211 (pp.7).
Mathematical Reflections 5 (2011): J199 (pp.1), J200 (pp.2), S201 (pp.9).
Mathematical Reflections 3 (2011): J188 (pp.2), J191 (pp.5), J192 (pp.6-7), S187 (pp.8), S190 (pp.11).
Mathematical Reflections 2 (2011): S181 (pp.8).
Mathematical Reflections 1 (2011): J175 (pp.1).
Mathematical Reflections 4 (2010): J163 (pp.1), J167 (pp.6), S164 (pp.11), S168 (pp. 17-18).

 

 III.  Problems whose solutions were submitted and awaiting publication/acknowledgement 

 

1. American Mathematical Monthly:  11816, 11822 (with Prof. B. Sury and Dr. N. V. Tejaswi), 11857, 11881, 11890, 11897 (with Dr. Niranjan Balachandran), 11899, 11900, 11905.

2. CRUX Mathematicorum:   4019, 4020,  4074, 4077, 4079, 4080, 4095, 4099, 4105, 4108, 4116, 4117, 4126, 4129, OC233, OC240, OC264, CC200, CC206, CC210.

3. The College Mathematics Journal:

4. Mathematics Magazine: 1997, 2004

5. Mathematical Reflections: J385, J389, S385, O385, O386.

6. Irish Math. Soc. Bulletin: 73.3

7. Mathematical Excalibur: 491

8. Mathematical Gazette: 100 F

 Teaching Experience at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level (taught at Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai):

 

1. Jan-Apr, 2015: Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems; Graph Theory

2. Aug-Dec, 2014: Introduction to Calculus.  (course shared)

3. Aug-Dec, 2013: Introduction to Calculus. (course shared)

4. Aug-Dec, 2012:  Discrete Mathematics.

 

 Involvement in the Mathematical Olympiad Programme:

 

International Level

  2016: Leader 

  2015: Observer A

  2014: Observer A
  2011: Deputy Leader of the Indian IMO team.


National Level


1. Faculty for the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC).
2. Faculty for the following Indian National Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp(s) (INMOTC)

 * 2015:  Bangalore, Karnataka;  Mumbai, Maharashtra; Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
∗ 2014: Bangalore, Karnataka; Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh; Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
∗ 2013: Chandigarh, Punjab; Raipur, Chhattisgarh; Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
∗ 2012: Durg, Chhattisgarh; Kolkata, West Bengal; Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
∗ 2010: Mumbai, Maharashtra.


Regional Level


Faculty for the following Regional Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp(s) (RMOTC)

 * 2015: Pachhunga University College, Aizawl, Mizoram

 * 2014: Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur; Assam Academy of Mathematics, Guwahati, Assam; Noth Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya

∗ 2013: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Thiruvananthapuram; Atomic Energy Central School 4, Aunushaktinagar, Mumbai;
∗ 2012: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Thiruvananthapuram; Atomic Energy Central School 4, Aunushaktinagar, Mumbai; Parle Tilak
              Vidyalaya, Vile Parle, Mumbai.
∗ 2011: Atomic Energy Central School 4, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai.
∗ 2010: Atomic Energy Central School 4, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai.

Talks/Lectures

 

November 2016: Conducted four sessions on Trigonometry for in-service teachers of Delhi Public School from all over India in a programme held at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi

 

October 2016: Lectured Gujarat RMSA Teachers. Title: Interesting Problems for the Classroom

                    Lectured JSO/ JMO students at AECS 3. Title: Triangle Centres and their properties.

                   

May 2016: Lectured KV TGT teachers on Problem Solving at HBCSE, Mumbai, India

 

November 2015: Delivered a talk on "Pythagorean Triples and Much More" at the INSPIRE Programme in Kolkata organized by Jagadis Bose

Centre for Excellence, Kolkata.

 

 

June, 2013: Delivered a talk on “Misconceptions in Mathematics” in a programme entitled “Innovative Teaching Techniques” organized by
BASE, Mumbai.


February, 2013: Conducted a session on Geometry for Teacher Educators from Gujarat. This was a part of the Teachers’ Professional Development
programme held at HBCSE.


September, 2012: Delivered a talk on mathematical problem solving to school teachers at a workshop organised by BASE at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.


 February, 2012: Delivered a talk at the NCERT camp at HBCSE, Mumbai


 December, 2011: Delivered a talk at the INSPIRE camp at Vaze College, Mumbai.


December, 2011: Delivered two lectures at the Professional Development and Technology Orientation Programme (PDTO) workshop organized by
the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Tecnology, Mumbai.

 

October, 2011: Delivered a talk on Geometry at a science camp entitled New Horizon of Science organized by Jagadish Bose Science Talent
Search, Kolkata in association with DST, Govt. of India.


February, 2011: Delivered two lectures to NTS awardees at HBCSE, Mumbai.


July, 2010: Delivered two lectures at a Secondary School Teachers’ Training Programme organised by BASE.

































 

 




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