Welcome to Mathematical Biology Laboratory. We are located at the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India.
This is an interdisciplinary research group. We strive to understand complex dynamics of various natural systems, ranging from computational systems biology to population ecology, and climate change, using theoretical (mathematical and computational) work and empirical data analysis.
In complex systems, "tippings" or "critical transitions" are sudden, large, often irreversible, and usually unexpected changes in the state of a dynamical system, precipitated under the influence of small stochastic perturbations. Critical transitions are generally associated with some "critical threshold" of external conditions (e.g., environmental variations) at which the system's steady-state abruptly shifts to an alternative state with contrasting dynamical behavior. Well-studied examples of critical transitions include the sudden collapse of ecosystems, the onset of collapse in mutualistic communities, the crash of markets in global finance, abrupt climatic shifts, and epileptic seizures. An early prediction of upcoming critical transitions from a healthy state to a diseased state using critical slowing down based early warning signals is one of our prime interests due to potential applications in forecasting a disease onset.
Dec 01, 2023: Smita's paper on "Application of EWS on Lake Data" with Chris Clements Group at Bristol is published in Nature Communications.
Apr 17, 2023: Smita's paper on "Evading Tipping points in Socio-Mutualistic networks" is published in JTB.
Mar 29, 2023: Subhendu successfully defended his PhD thesis.
Feb 14, 2023: Arzoo's paper on "Noise-induced symmetry breaking" is published in Physical Review E.
Dec 22, 2022: Taranjot successfully defended her PhD thesis.
Nov 10, 2022: Krishnendu and Smita got their paper accepted in Physical Review E
Nov 09, 2022: Subhendu received an offer for a postdoc position at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Sept 09, 2022: Taranjot received an offer for a postdoc position at the University of California - Davis, USA
Jul 26, 2022: Taranjot’s work has been accepted in Proceedings of the Royal Society A
Jul 25, 2022: Subhendu’s work has been published in Physical Review E
Jan 26, 2022: Sukanta received an offer for a postdoctoral position at the University of Georgia, USA
Jan 18, 2022: Smita’s work has been accepted in Royal Society Open Science