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Dr. Rohit Jivanlal Parikh

Dr. Rohit Jivanlal Parikh is a brilliant world renowned academic and an outstanding mathematician, logician and philosopher presently working as a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY).


Born on November 20, 1936 in Palanpur, Dr. Parikh won the Gibbs Prize for Physics from Mumbai University in the Inter Science examination in 1954, and then did his M.S. from Harvard University in 1957, which he completed with the highest honours in Physics. He was honoured with the William Lowell Putnam Fellow as well as the rare President’s award for extraordinary performance in 1957. He was selected as a Fellow of the University and in 1962 completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard as well.

He also won the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Prize in 1955, 1956 and 1957.


Dr. Parikh’s favourite subject is Mathematical Logic and his achievements in the field have brought him honours from the three premier societies for mathematics which only admit exceptionally talented scholars viz. the Symbolic Logic Society; the Sigma IX Society and Phi Beta Kappa.


During his illustrious career some of the prominent positions held and honours received by Dr. Parikh include – Visiting Professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), 1979; Visiting Scientist, MIT Lab for Computer Science 1979-82; CUNY Distinguished Professor, Dept of Computer Science, Brooklyn College and Ph.D. programmes in Maths and Computer Science at CUNY Graduate Centre.


Dr. Parikh is currently doing research in Reasoning about Knowledge, Belief Revision, Game Theory, and Philosophy of Language. He lives in the USA.

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