Parthapratim Biswas was awarded the B.S. degree (honors in physics) and the P.N. Sinha prize by the University of Burdwan (India) and the M.S. degree (physics) from the same institution. After postgraduation, he worked as a CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellow at S. N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences in Kolkata (India) and obtained his Ph.D. degree for working on electronic structure of random alloys and surfaces. He subsequently held a research fellowship of the Netherlands' Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and worked at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Utrecht University. This was followed by a short stint at the University of Nottingham (UK), where he was mainly interested in the vibrations and dynamics of granular materials. Biswas's transatlantic postdoctoral years were mostly spent at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, working on a range of topics—from structural modeling of materials via first-principles simulations to electron-phonon interactions in amorphous solids. In 2005, he moved to Leipzig (Germany) to work on diffusion in complex energy landscapes in zeolites and structural glasses. Biswas is currently associated with the University of Southern Mississippi as an Assistant Professor of physics and interdisciplinary computational sciences program. His research interests are mostly concerned with the theory of disordered systems and modeling complex materials incorporating a broad range of topics from electronic structure of amorphous materials, Anderson localization in quasiperiodic and disordered systems, to multiobjective optimization problems in mathematical physics. The other areas of interest include information-theoretic approach to material design, bioinspired computation to hard optimization problems, and classical moment problem via maximum entropy optimization.
Biography Updated on 17 August 2011