Thiruvenkatachari Parthasarathy received his BSc and MSc (majoring in Statistics) both from Madras University. He then joined the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata where he worked on 'minimax theorems and product solutions for simple games' under the guidance of CR Rao and received his PhD (1967). Between 1967 and 1979 he was at various American universities where he taught courses in statistics, probability and operations research. On returning to India he joined as Professor at ISI, Delhi Centre (1979) and retired from there (2003).
Academic and Research Achievements: Parthasarathy's research areas include game theory, mathematical programming and univalence theory. He published more than 60 research articles in various international journals, wrote a book on game theory (jointly with TES Raghavan) and two research monographs (published by Springer Verlag). He also guided six PhD students.
Other Contributions: Professor Parthasarathy, along with other colleagues conducted several international conferences in Game Theory at the Indian Statistical Institute. He has been Associate Editor of the journals Game Theory and Economic Behaviour and International Journal on Game Theory Review.
Awards and Honours: Professor Parthasarathy received the SS Bhatnagar Award for Mathematical Sciences (1986). He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1988).