“My vision for SRM AP is an inter-disciplinary environment that stimulates active, engaged learning and cutting edge research. We challenge our students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and develop into thoughtful global citizens and leaders. Learning through discovery and interaction is more powerful and enduring than listening passively to lectures. We seek to equip our students with the cognitive tools to adapt to and seize opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world. Most of all, we stand apart with a network of associations with esteemed institutions around the world, so that students make their mark in a connected world.”
Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2018, Postdoctoral fellow | Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany
Apr. 2015 – Sept. 2015, Project researcher | Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sept. 2014 – Apr. 2015, Postdoctoral fellow | Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Statistical physics of fracture and breakdown in disordered materials; generic models and their statistics; Monte Carlo simulations of intermittent response in driven disordered systems.
Machine learning methods in predicting imminent breakdown in disordered systems; time series analysis of power grid outages.
Multi-agent models of society.
Awards & Fellowships
2015, Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2015, JSPS Postdoctoral fellowship, Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences
2009, NET fellowship, CSIR-UGC
Statistical physics of fracture, breakdown, and earthquake: effect of disorder and heterogeneity, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Purusattam Ray, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, John Wiley & Sons (2015).
Statistical Physics of Fracture, Friction and Earthquake, Hikaru Kawamura, Takahiro Hatano, Naoyuki Kato, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Rev. Mod. Phys. 84, 839 (2012).
Statistical physics of fracture and earthquakes, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Lucas Goehring, Bikas K. Chakrabarti,Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 377, 20180202 (2019).
Effect of fractal disorder on static friction in the Tomlinson model,Jon Alm Eriksen, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti,Phys. Rev. E 82, 041124 (2010).
Dynamical percolation transition in the Ising model studied using a pulsed magnetic field, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Anasuya Kundu, Anjan K. Chandra,Phys. Rev. E 83, 021109 (2011).
Mean field solutions of kinetic exchange opinion models, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Phys. Rev. E 84, 056106 (2011).
Continuous transition of social efficiencies in the stochastic strategy Minority Game, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Asim Ghosh, Arnab Chatterjee, Tapan Naskar, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Phys. Rev. E 85, 031104 (2012).
Disorder induced phase transition in kinetic models of opinion dynamics, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Arnab Chatterjee, Parongama Sen, Physica A 391, 3257 (2012).
Crossover behaviors in one and two dimensional heterogeneous load sharing fiber bundle models, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Eur. Phys. J. B 86, 160 (2013).
Equivalence of the train model of earthquake and boundary driven Edward Wilkinson Interface, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Purusattam Ray, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Eur. Phys. J. B 86, 388 (2013).
Self-organized dynamics in local load sharing fiber bundle models, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Phys. Rev. E 88, 042112 (2013).
Nucleation versus percolation: Scaling criterion for failure in disordered solids, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Subhadeep Roy, Purusattam Ray, Phys. Rev. E 91, R050105 (2015).
Maximizing the strength of fiber bundles under uniform loading, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Parongama Sen, Phys. Rev. Let. 115, 155501 (2015).
Interface propagation in fiber bundles: Local, mean-field and intermediate range-dependent statistics, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Lucas Goehring, New J. Phys. 18, 103048 (2016).
Income and wealth distribution from stochastic strategy minority game, Asim Ghosh, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Reports in Advances of Physical Sciences 1, 1740003 (2017).
Critical noise can make the minority candidate win: The US presidential election cases, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Parongama Sen, Phys. Rev. E 96, 032303 (2017).
Modes of failure in disordered solids, Subhadeep Roy, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Purusattam Ray, Phys. Rev. E 96, 063003 (2017).
Effect of localized loading on failure threshold of fiber bundles, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Parongama Sen, Physica A 509, 1087 (2018).
Record breaking statistics near second order phase transitions, Mily Kundu, Sudip Mukherjee, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Phys. Rev. E 98, 022103 (2018).
Mapping heterogeneities through avalanche statistics, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Lucas Goehring, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A 377, 20170388 (2019).
Drying and percolation in spatially correlated porous media, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Paolo Fantinel, Oshri Borgman, Ran Holzman, Lucas Goehring, Phys. Rev. Fluids 3, 124307 (2018).
Load Dependence of Power Outage Statistics, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Lucas Goehring, arxiv:1805.07792 (EPL, in production).
Phase transitions and non-equilibrium relaxation in kinetic models of opinion formation, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Anjan Kumar Chandra, Arnab Chatterjee, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 297, 012004 (2011).
Kinetic exchange opinion model: solution in the single parameter map limit, Krishanu Roy Chowdhury, Asim Ghosh, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Econophysics of agent based models, New Economic Windows, Springer, 2013.
Kolkata Paise Restaurant Problem: An Introduction, Asim Ghosh, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Arnab Chatterjee, Anindya Sundar Chakrabarti, Tapan Naskar, Manipushpak Mitra, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Econophysics of Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics New Economic Windows, Springer, 2013, pp 173-200.