Welcome to the Collective Phenomena Lab, (CoPhe LAB). Our research interests broadly encompass understanding the nonlinear interactions and collective dynamics in natural and artificial systems. We look at problems across a wide spectrum of systems that include, droplets in a microchannel, collective organismal motion, traffic and pedestrian dynamics. We use a combination of simple agent based models, data-driven approaches and machine learning to solve two kinds of problems:
The scientific problem: understanding how the interactions at the level of the agents lead to the observed collective phenomena;
The engineering problem: designing/tuning the inter-agent interactions and the surroundings to achieve the desired group-level behavior.
Department of Chemical Engineering, IISc Bangalore
Lab 10, Chemical engineering, IISc Bangalore, Bengaluru-560012, Karnataka, India
Prof Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dept of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras
Dr Raghunath Chelakkot, Dept of Physics, IIT Bombay
Dr Jitesh Jhawar, Max Planck Institute for animal behaviour, Germany