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:
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