Collective droplet pattern formation
Collective droplet pattern formation

Collective behaviour of fish
Collective behaviour of fish

Collective phenomena in traffic
Collective phenomena in traffic

Collective droplet pattern formation
Collective droplet pattern formation

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Research interests of the lab

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:

  1. The scientific problem: understanding  how the interactions at the level of the agents lead to the observed collective phenomena;

  2. The engineering problem: designing/tuning the inter-agent interactions and the surroundings to achieve the desired group-level behavior.

Recent Posts

Recent event

Link to the special session on "Modelling collective phenomena" in the virtual FIM conference

Invited speakers:

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

Announcements

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Featured as the reviewer of the month in the Communications Physics, a Nature journal

Check out the news article in the Deccan Herald on our work in non-linear dynamics of fish schools in collaboration with TEE-LAB IISc)

Contact

Department of Chemical Engineering, IISc Bangalore

Office:

dannym[ at ]iisc[ dot ]ac[ dot ]in

danny[dot ]presto[at ]gmail[ dot]com

Lab 10, Chemical engineering, IISc Bangalore, Bengaluru-560012, Karnataka, India