Professor of Computer Science (courtesy)
Professor of Industrial Engineering (courtesy)
Joined department: 1988
Bombay University (1951)
Harvard University (1952)
Harvard University (1955)
Professor Abhyankar is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Science and an editorial board member of the Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. He has won numerous awards and honors. Before coming to Purdue, he was an associate professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University and came to Purdue as a full professor. In 1967, he was appointed the Marshall Distinguished Professor of Mathematics.
His research areas of interest included algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, local algebra, theory of functions of several complex variables, quantum electrodynamics, circuit theory, invariant theory, combinatorics, computer aided design, and robotics. His current research is in the area of computational geometry and algorithmic algebraic geometry.