Neena Gupta is an Associate Professor at the Theoretical Mathematics and Statistics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. Her research interests are in commutative algebra and in affine algebraic geometry.
She is interested in problems on affine fibrations, finite generation of subrings of polynomial rings, cancellation, characterisation and epimorphism problems on affine spaces, locally nilpotent derivations and G_a-actions on affine varieties, and allied topics.
She is known for providing a complete solution to the Zariski Cancellation Problem for affine spaces in positive characteristic. She has developed a general theory on a certain family of affine threefolds which reveals surprising connections between various problems on affine spaces. Solutions to certain central questions in affine algebraic geometry now appear as natural consequences of her theory.
She is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Mathematical Sciences awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.