Dr Sasidevan explores various questions related to collective behaviour in complex systems. These involve model systems that describe several socio-economic and bio- related phenomena such as competition for scarce resources, the evolution of cooperation, and epidemics dynamics. The work consists of formulating the relevant rules of interaction between the agents in such systems, formulating general principles, and understanding the collective behaviour. Besides, he works on more traditional statistical physics topics, such as the theory of phase transition in percolation systems. Many of his research topics are highly interdisciplinary, and results relate to some of the most exciting questions of current interest in these fields. His research interests are statistical physics of complex systems, Interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics in socioeconomic and biological systems, complex networks, percolation, and game theory.
Members: Dr. Sasidevan V, Dr. Ronald Benjamin, Dr. Prasad V V