Neeraj Kumar is a PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Porto, and a recepient of 48 month scholarship from the Centre of Mathematics University of Porto, financed via the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. He obtained his BS-MS dual degree from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India. His Masters thesis, titled Maximal Torus in a Lie Group and its Weyl Group, involved the study of representation theory, differential geometry and algebraic topology. He pursued along this line in a two-year project after his Masters, where he studied the Weyl Character Formula for compact connected Lie groups, and homology and cohomology theories. Currently, he has deveoped an interest in discrete mathematics involving the interaction of algebra and combinatorics. In particular, the mathematical structure of numerical semigroups has provided a fertile ground to pursue this interaction. His PhD thesis would involve the investigation of the Wilf's conjecture- a famous unsolved problem in the area of numerical semigroups, and its related problems.

Personal identification

Full name
Neeraj Kumar

Citation names

  • Kumar, Neeraj

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Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • up202011201@edu.fc.up.pt (Professional)
  • neerajk095@gmail.com (Personal)


Mobile phone
  • 910512821 (Personal)


  • Departamento de Matemática, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 4169-007, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Exact Sciences - Mathematics - Pure Mathematics


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Hindi (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1)
Degree Classification
2020/11/02 - 2024/11/01
Matemática (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
2012/08/01 - 2017/05/26
BS-MS Dual Degree (Master)
Major in Mathematics
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India
"Maximal Torus in a Lie Group and its Weyl Group" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)

Other distinction

2012 INSPIRE Fellowship
Ministry of Science and Technology, India, India