I am an Assistant professor (Physics) at Indian Institute of Technology- Gandhinagar , Ahmedabad, India.
In mainly work on complex systems, which deals with emergent behavior of many interacting particles or agents. In particular I am working on modeling spread of vector borne diseases, adaptive networks and opinion dynamics. My other interests are in sociology and demography, and I focus on understanding and addressing public health issues in India.
Before joining IITGn, I worked as postdoc in the group of Profs. Royce Zia and Beate Scmittmann at Virgnia Tech, USA. I did my PhD in Physics at The Pennsylvania State University under Prof. Jainendra Jain , specializing in theoretical condensed matter physics. My thesis was on physics of low dimensional systems inparticular fractional quantum Hall (FQH) bulk (2D) and FQH edge (1D) systems. Here, I investigated a long standing puzzle of experimental discrepancy from the predicted exponent when an electron tunnels from a metal to a quantum Hall edge. I plan to continue working on related areas in FQHE systems in future.
I graduated with Masters in Physics from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. I did my undergraduate studies in Electronics and Communication from M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
Regarding header image: The first sub-figure represents the hall plateaus of FQHE system (taken from Störmer, Rev. Mod. Phys. , 71, 875 (99)) on which I worked during my PhD . Second sub-figure represents the network structure of adaptive epidemic propagation. The third represents racial segregation obtained from a variant of Schelling model (http://cs.gmu.edu/~eclab/projects/mason/). The last one represents spatial variations of institutional delivery in India, I generated during my internship at IIPS, Mumbai (http://www.iipsindia.org/) .