Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
I was born and raised in Kolkata, a big, bustling, noisy, chaotic and engaging city of around 15 million people in eastern India.
I majored in Physics, and did my Masters at the University of Calcutta, and eventually went on to earn a Ph.D at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (India). Initially I started working on spin models and used the tools of statistical physics to study them. Later I worked on complex networks and problems from economics.
Then I worked at the Adbdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics at Trieste (Italy), CPT, Universite de Marseille, Marseille (France), ISI Foundation, Torino (Italy) and Aalto University in Espoo (Finland). Now I am at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics.
While my interests span across various aspects of complex systems, I mostly work on social problems like wealth, income and consumption inequality, financial crashes, networks, opinion models and consensus formation. Presently I am working on a plethora of social data in search of universal features, with a focus on characterizing and understanding the nature of various patterns and socio-economic inequalities.
As a researcher I have several publications in internationally reputed journals. I have also coauthored the following books:
Econophysics: An Introduction (Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2010)
Econophysics of Income and Wealth Distributions (Cambridge, 2013)
I love listening to good music, traveling, taking photographs, cooking and eating food from around the world :)