Assistant Professor

Dr. Soumyajyoti Biswas

Department of Physics

Interests

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

Education

2006

University of Calcutta
India
Bachelors

2008

University of Calcutta
India
Masters

2015

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
India
Ph. D.

Experience

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

Book:
  • Statistical physics of fracture, breakdown, and earthquake: effect of disorder and heterogeneity, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Purusattam Ray, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, John Wiley & Sons (2015).
Review: 
  • Statistical Physics of Fracture, Friction and Earthquake, Hikaru Kawamura, Takahiro Hatano, Naoyuki Kato, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Rev. Mod. Phys. 84, 839 (2012).
Editorial:
  • Statistical physics of fracture and earthquakes, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Lucas Goehring, Bikas K. Chakrabarti,Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 377, 20180202 (2019).
Paper:
  • 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).
Conference proceedings:
  • 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.

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