C.B. Gupta, a faculty of Mathematics at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Rajasthan), obtained his Master's degree in Mathematical Statistics and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana). He has more than 20 years of teaching experience of graduate and postgraduate classes. His areas of interest are Applied Statistics and Operations Research. He has guided a number of students on these topics for their thesis and dissertation. He has number of research papers and books including Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Quantitative Methods to his credit.