Assistant Professor

Dr. Soumyajyoti Biswas

Department of Physics


  1. Statistical physics, complex systems, machine learning
  2. Fracture, breakdown and earthquakes
  3. Multi-agent models of society.



University of Calcutta


University of Calcutta


Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Ph. D.


  • Nov. 2018 – May 2019, Postdoctoral fellow | Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • 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

Research Interest

  • 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


Publications from SRM University-AP
  • Scaling behavior of the Hirsch index for failure avalanches, percolation clusters, and paper citations A Ghosh, BK Chakrabarti, DRS Ram, M Mitra, R Maiti, S Biswas, S Banerjee
    Frontiers in Physics 10, 1145 (2022)
  • Prediction of imminent failure using supervised learning in a fiber bundle model Diksha, S Biswas Physical Review E 106 (2), 025003 (2022)
  • Machine learning predictions of COVID-19 second wave end-times in Indian states AR Kondapalli, H Koganti, SK Challagundla, CSR Guntaka, S Biswas Indian Journal of Physics 96 (8), 2547-2555 (2022)
  • Near universal values of social inequality indices in self-organized critical models SS Manna, S Biswas, BK Chakrabarti Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 596, 127121 (2022)
  • Kinetic exchange models of societies and economies
    G Toscani, P Sen, S Biswas Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 380 (2224), 20210170 (2022)
  • Opinion dynamics: public and private S Roy, S Biswas Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 380 (2224), 20210169 (2022)
  • Success of social inequality measures in predicting critical or failure points in some models of physical systems A Ghosh, S Biswas, BK Chakrabarti Frontiers in Physics, 10, 803 (2022)
  • Correlation Between Avalanches and Emitted Energies During Fracture With a Variable Stress Release Range NK Bodaballa, S Biswas, S Roy Frontiers in Physics, 10, 768853 (2022)
  • Evolutionary dynamics of social inequality and coincidence of Gini and Kolkata indices under unrestricted competition Suchismita Banerjee, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K Chakrabarti, Sai Krishna Challagundla, Asim Ghosh, Suhaas Reddy Guntaka, Hanesh Koganti, Anvesh Reddy Kondapalli, Raju Maiti, Manipushpak Mitra, Dachepalli RS Ram.International Journal of Modern Physics C (2023) 2350048
  • Social inequality analysis of fiber bundle model statistics and prediction of materials failure S Biswas, BK Chakrabarti Physical Review E 104 (4), 044308 (2021)
  • Optimization strategies of human mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic: A review S Biswas, AK MandalMathematical Biosciencs and Engineering, vol: 18, pages: 7965-7978 (2021)
  • Size distribution of emitted energies in local load sharing fiber bundles Subhadeep Roy, Soumyajyoti Biswas Frontiers in Physics 9, 150 (2021).
  • The Ising universality class of kinetic exchange models of opinion dynamics, Sudip Mukherjee, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Arnab Chatterjee, Bikas K. Chakrabarti Physica A 567, 125692 (2021).
  • Block size dependence of coarse graining in discrete opinion dynamics model: Application to the US presidential elections, Kathakali Biswas, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Parongama Sen Physica A 566, 125639 (2021).
  • Parallel Minority Game and its application in movement optimization during an epidemic, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Amit Kr Mandal Physica A 561, 125271 (2021).
  • Failure processes of cemented granular materials, Yuta Yamaguchi, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Takahiro Hatano, Lucas Goehring Phys. Rev. E 102, 052903 (2020).
  • Cooperative dynamics in the Fiber Bundle Model, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Srutarshi Pradhan Frontiers in Physics 8, 664 (2021).
  • Failure processes of cemented granular materials, Yuta Yamaguchi, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Takahiro Hatano, Lucas Goehring Phys. Rev. E 102, 052903 (2020).
  • Prediction of creep failure time using machine learning,Soumyajyoti Biswas, David F. Castellanos, Michael Zaiser Scientific Reports 10, 16910 (2020).
  • Long route to consensus: Two-stage coarsening in a binary choice voting model, Sudip Mukherjee, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Parongama Sen, Phys. Rev. E 102, 012316 (2020).
  • Flory-like statistics of fracture in the fiber bundle model as obtained via Kolmogorov dispersion for turbulence: A conjecture, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti,Phys. Rev. E 102, 012113 (2020).
  • Failure time in heterogeneous systems, Subhadeep Roy, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Purusattam Ray, Phys. Rev. Research 1, 033047 (2019).
  • Avalanche statistics in hierarchical fiber bundles, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Michael Zaiser, Phys. Rev. E 100, 022133 (2019). Impact factor: 2.366
  • Load Dependence of Power Outage Statistics, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Lucas Goehring, EPL 126, 44002 (2019).

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