Dr. Partha Sharathi Dutta

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Dr. Partha Sharathi Dutta
Associate Professor

Phone No.: 24-2237
Room No. 316


Department of Mathematics

Group webpage:  MathBio Lab


Dr. Partha Sharathi Dutta obtained his doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He carried out post-doctoral studies at Mathematics Research Institute, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (2010) and at Complex Systems Research Group, ICBM, University of Oldenburg, Germany (2011-2013) as Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) fellow. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at IIT Ropar. 

Areas of Research: 
Nonlinear Dynamics
Mathematical Biology
Theoretical Ecology
Ph.D, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2009
M.Sc., University of Burdwan, India, 2002
Work Experience: 
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Apr. 2018 - Till date
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Feb. 2013 - Mar. 2018
Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, NJ, USA, May - Jul. 2017
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Oldenburg, Germany, Feb. 2011 - Jan. 2013
Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, Jun. - Oct. 2010
Guest Researcher, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. - Nov. 2009
Selected Publications/Patents: 
32. T. Kaur, S. Sarkar, S. Chowdhury, S. Sinha, M. K. Jolly and P. S. Dutta*, Anticipating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Frontiers in Public Health, 2020. (To appear)
31. T. Kaur and P. S. Dutta*, Persistence and stability of interacting species in response to climate warming: The role of trophic structure, Theoretical Ecology, Springer,  2020.  (Article in Press) (bioRxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.28.970012)
30. S. Sarkar, S. Sinha, H. Levine, M. K. Jolly and P. S. Dutta, Anticipating critical transitions in epithelial-hybrid-mesenchymal cell-fate determination, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), Vol. 116, Issue 52, 2019-13773, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1913773116
29. A. Narang, S. Bhandary, T. Kaur, A. Gupta, T. Banerjee and P. S. Dutta*, Long-range dispersal promotes species persistence in climate extremes, CHAOS, AIP, Vol. 29, Issue 10, 103136, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5120105  
28. R. Arumugam, S. Sarkar, T. Banerjee, S. Sinha and P. S. Dutta, Dynamic environment induced multistability and critical transition in a metacommunity ecosystem, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 99 (3), 032216 (12), 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.99.032216
27. R. Arumugam and P. S. Dutta*, Synchronization and entrainment of metapopulations: A trade-off among time-induced heterogeneity, dispersal and seasonal force, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 97 (6), 062217 (11), 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.97.062217
26. P. S. Dutta*, Y. Sharma, K. C. Abbott, Robustness of early warning signals for catastrophic and non-catastrophic transitions, OIKOS, Wiley, Vol. 127 (9), pp. 1251-1263, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.05172
25. S. Sarker,⁠ U. Feudel, C. L. Meunier, P. Lemke, P. S. Dutta and K. H. Wiltshire, To share or not to share? Phytoplankton species coexistence puzzle in a competition model incorporating multiple resource-limitation and synthesizing unit concepts, Ecological Modelling, Elsevier, Vol. 383, pp. 150-159, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.05.021
24. Anubhav Gupta, Tanmoy Banerjee and Partha S. Dutta*, Increased persistence via asynchrony in oscillating ecological populations with long-range interaction, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 96 (4), 042202 (10), 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.042202
23. Y. Sharma and P. S. Dutta*, Regime shifts driven by dynamic correlations in gene expression noise, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 96 (2), 022409 (11), 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.022409
22. Ramesh A., T. Banerjee and P. S. Dutta*, Rhythmogenesis, Birhythmicity and Chaos in a Metapopulation Model, The European Physical Journal-Special Topics (EPJ-ST), Springer, Vol. 226, pp. 2145–2156, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2017-70017-5
21. P. S. Dutta*, B. W. Kooi and U. Feudel, The impact of a predator on the outcome of competition in the three-trophic food web, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Elsevier, Vol. 417, pp. 28-42, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.01.020
20. Ramesh A., T. Banerjee and P. S. Dutta*, Generation and cessation of oscillations: Interplay of excitability and dispersal in a class of ecosystems, CHAOS, AIP, Vol. 26, 123122-10, 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4972561
19. E. A. Gopalakrishnan, Y. Sharma, T. John, P. S. Dutta and R. I. Sujith, Early warning signals for critical transitions in a thermoacoustic system, Scientific Reports (Nature), 35310, 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/srep35310
18. T. Banerjee, P. S. Dutta, A. Zakharova, and E. Schöll, Chimera patterns induced by distance-dependent power-law coupling in ecological networks, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 94, 032206, 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.94.032206
17. R. Arumugam, P. S. Dutta* and T. Banerjee, Environmental coupling in ecosystems: From oscillation quenching to rhythmogenesis, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 94, 022206, 2016.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.94.022206
16. Y. Sharma, P. S. Dutta* and A. K. Gupta, Anticipating regime shifts in gene expression: The case of an autoactivating positive feedback loop, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 93, 032404, 2016.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.93.032404
15. S. Chakraborty, Ramesh A. and P. S. Dutta*, Toxic Phytoplankton as a Keystone Species in Aquatic Ecosystems: Stable Coexistence to Biodiversity, OIKOS, Wiley, Vol. 125, pp. 735-746, 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.02322
14. P. S. Dutta and T. Banerjee, Spatial coexistence of synchronized oscillation and death: A chimeralike state, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 92, 042919, 2015.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.042919
13. Ramesh A., P. S. Dutta* and T. Banerjee, Dispersal-induced Synchrony, Temporal Stability and Clustering in a Mean-field Coupled Rosenzweig--MacArthur Model, CHAOS, AIP, Vol. 25, 103121-11, 2015.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4933300
12. Tanmoy Banerjee, Partha S. Dutta* and Anubhav Gupta, Mean-field dispersion induced spatial synchrony, oscillation and amplitude death, and temporal stability in an ecological model, Physical Review E, APS, Vol. 91, 052919-13, 2015.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.91.052919
11. Y. Sharma, K. C. Abbott, P. S. Dutta* and A. K. Gupta, Stochasticity and bistability in insect outbreak dynamics, Theoretical Ecology, Springer, Vol. 8, pp. 163-174, 2015.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12080-014-0241-9   (F1000 Prime Recommended)
10. P. S. Dutta*, B. W. Kooi and U. Feudel, Multiple Resource Limitation: Non-equilibrium Coexistence of Species in a Competition Model using a Synthesizing Unit, Theoretical Ecology, Springer, Vol. 7, pp. 407-421, 2014. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12080-014-0228-6
9. N. Blackbeard, S. Wieczorek, H. Erzgraber and P. S. Dutta, From Synchronisation to Persistent Optical Turbulence in Laser Arrays, Physica D, Elsevier, Vol. 286-287, pp. 43-58, 2014. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2014.07.007
8. B. W. Kooi, P. S. Dutta and U. Feudel, Resource Competition: A Bifurcation Theory Approach, Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 8, Issue 6, pp. 165-185, 2013. DOI: 10.1051/mmnp/20138611
7. S. De, P. S. Dutta* and S. Banerjee, Torus Destruction in a Nonsmooth Noninvertible Map, Physics Letters A, Elsevier, Vol. 376, Issue 4, pp. 400–406, 2012. DOI:10.1016/j.physleta.2011.11.017
6. S. De, P. S. Dutta*, S. Banerjee and A. R. Roy, Local and Global Bifurcations in Three-Dimensional, Continuous, Piecewise Smooth Maps, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, World Scientific, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 1617-1636, 2011. DOI: 10.1142/S0218127411029318
5. P. S. Dutta* and S. Banerjee, Period Increment Cascades in a Discontinuous Map with Square-root Singularity, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems–Series B, American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 961-976, 2010. DOI: 10.3934/dcdsb.2010.14.961
4. V. Avrutin, P. S. Dutta*, M. Schanz and S. Banerjee, Influence of a Square-root Singularity on the Behaviour of Piecewise Smooth Maps, Nonlinearity, IOP Publishing Ltd and London Mathematical Society, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 445-463, 2010. DOI: 10.1088/0951-7715/23/2/012
3. P. S. Dutta, S. De, S. Banerjee and A. R. Roy, Torus Destruction via Global Bifurcations in a Piecewise-smooth, Continuous Map with Square-root Nonlinearity, Physics Letters A, Elsevier, Vol. 373, Issue 48, pp. 4426–4433, 2009. DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2009.09.073
2. P. S. Dutta, B. Routroy, S. Banerjee and S. S. Alam, On the Existence of Low-period Orbits in n-dimensional Piecewise Linear Discontinuous Maps, Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 369–380, 2008. DOI: 10.1007/s11071-007-9318-y
1. S. K. Roychoudhuri and P. S. Dutta*, Thermo-elastic interaction without energy dissipation in an infinite solid with distributed periodically varying heat sources, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 42, No. 14, pp. 4192–4203, 2005. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2004.12.013