Dr Asoka Biswas
Dr. Asoka Biswas
Associate Professor and Head of the Department
abiswas@iitrpr.ac.in
+91-1881-242147
239D, TC

Biography

Dr. Asoka Biswas received her Ph.D in Physics in 2005 from Physical Research Laboratory, India, specializing in physical implementation of quantum computation and information. She was a Post-doctoral research fellow under the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) fellowship in University of Southern California and worked on quantum control of decoherence and Quantum computation in spin system. After that she joined the University of Toronto for her next post-doc under the Prize post-doctoral fellowship and continued her work on decoherence control. Presently she is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department, in the Dept. of Physics, IIT-Ropar.


Area of Research

Quantum Information theory, quantum thermodynamics


Education

  • Ph.D., Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, 2005
  • M.Sc., University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 1999
  • B.Sc., University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 1997


Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, 2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, 2010-2018
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada, 2007-09
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2007-09
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Southern California, USA, 2005-07
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Physical Research Lab., India, 2004-05
  • Senior Research Fellow, Physical Research Lab., India, 2002-04
  • Junior Research Fellow, Physical Research Lab, India, 2000-02

Research



Group Member

  • Devender Garg (PhD student)
  • Chayan Purkait (PhD student)
  • Manju (PhD student, jointly with Dr. S. Dasgupta)

Lab Facility


Open Position

A post-doc position available to work in the project titled "Role of coherence in finite-time quantum thermodynamics". The position is funded by IIT Ropar and is for 3 years. Last date of application: 20th February, 2021. Details and the application form can be obtained here. Deadline extended.

A JRF position to work in the DST-SERB project titled "Thermodynamics of spin-chain: A quantum mechanical approach", is available. Last date of application: 21st February, 2021. Details and the application form can be obtained here. Deadline extended.

Teaching