Priyanka

Postdoctoral Associate

Research Interests: Broad area of Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics and Interdisciplinary Applications

EDUCATION

Sept. 2016-Dec. 2017  Postdoctoral Fellow - International Center for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore, India

Jan. 2011-Aug. 2016    Ph.D.       - Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India  Advisor: Prof. Kavita Jain   Thesis title: Critical Behavior of Jamming Transition in One-Dimensional Nonequilibrium Models

Sept.-Dec. 2010         Research Assistant - Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India:  Advisor: Prof. Kavita Jain

Aug. 2008- Aug. 2010    M.Sc. (Physics) - Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

 

ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES
• Teaching Assistant: Mathematical Methods (2013) and Statistical Physics (2015)
• Reviewer: Physical Review E., Europhysics Letter


COURSE WORK DURING Ph.D.
January, 2011 –May, 2011 Statistical Mechanics
                          Solid State Physics
August, 2011 –December, 2011 Advanced Statistical Mechanics
                        Mathematical Methods
                        Quantum Mechanics

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS


• Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission (UGC), India from January, 2011 – December, 2015
• Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), conducted by UGC –CSIR, India in 2010
• Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), India in 2010
• Qualified Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), India in 2010
• Selected for Young Scientist Research Programme (2009), Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, India

I am interested in the broad area of nonequilibrium statistical physics and its interdisciplinary applications. I studied one-dimensional nonequilibrium models like zero-range process, exclusion process, aggregation-chipping model etc. both numerically as well as analytically for my Ph.D. thesis. Specifically, I did detailed studies on the critical behaviour of the driven systems which show jamming/condensation transition. I also worked on understanding heat transport phenomena in the low-dimensional system mostly with 1D harmonic chain.

PRESENTATIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS AT CONFERENCES


• 2015, November: Talked on “Critical dynamics of an exclusion process with hole-dependent rates” in JNCASR In-house Symposium, Bangalore, India.
• 2015, October: Attended “Non-equilibrium statistical physics”, International Centre for The-oretical Sciences (ICTS), Bangalore, India.
• 2015, February: Presented poster on “Two-point correlation function of an exclusion process with hole-dependent rates” in Indian Statistical Physics Community Meeting 2015, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
• 2014, February: Presented poster on “Steady state properties of an asymmetric exclusion process: Exact results and Asymptotics” in Indian Statistical Physics Community Meeting 2014, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
• 2013, November : Presented poster on “Slow quenching dynamics of an nonequilibrium System”, in JNCASR In-house Symposium, Bangalore, India.
• 2013, June: Presented poster on “Slow quenching dynamics of an nonequilibrium System”, in International Summer School on Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics XIII, Leuven,Belgium.
• 2013, March: Attended “4th RRI school on Statistical Physics”, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
• 2012, March: Attended “3rd RRI school on Statistical Physics”, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
• 2011, December: Attended “International Nonequilibrium Winter School”, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India. COMPUTER SKILLS
• Programming in FORTRAN, OpenMP (Open Multi–Processing), Julia
• Programming tools: Mathematica, MATLAB, LaTeX, Xmgrace, Gnuplot, R



priyanka

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