Dr. Nitin Upadhyaya

Assistant Professor, Plaksha University

Area of expertise

  • Physics

Research Interests

  • Condensed matter
  • Mathematical models of learning and decision making


  • PhD in Physics, Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leiden, Netherlands

Past Associations

  • Postdoctoral Research Staff, University of Chicago, USA
  • Faculty, FLAME University, Pune, India
  • Lecturer of Applied Math and Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, USA


Broadly, Nitin's research interests lie at the intersection of physics, behavioral science and applied math. At Plaksha, he aims to work towards - (i) developing practical solutions for senior care using a combination of analytical methods, technology and field work, and (ii) mathematical modeling of the emergence of choice in decision making. In addition, he continues to learn the physics of many body systems where a lot of fascinating stuff happens from the interplay of non-linearities, disorder and non-equilibrium.