Samit Bhattacharyya | Department of Mathematics


Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)
Block-A, Shiv Nadar University
Dadri Uttar Pradesh
Profile Summary 

Dr. Samit Bhattacharyya started his Mathematical Biology research career modelling population dynamics of insect pest and their management in Ph.D. In the past few years, his research spanned over modelling human infectious disease like measles, whooping cough (pertussis), meningitis, and influenza. He implements both qualitative approaches of modelling such as agent-based models, spatial models, stochastic models, network models to get insights into the basic biological processes; and quantitative approaches such as data analysis and statistical inference that helps to evaluate alternative hypotheses about these processes. Recent talk in ICTS, Bangalore:


Educational Qualifications 
Ph.D. in Mathematical Biology
University of Calcutta
Work Experience 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mathematics and School of Medicine, University of Utah, USA
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University, USA
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Samit’s research interests lie at the interface of Mathematics, Biology and Statistics. Using mathematical tools such as nonlinear dynamics, game theory and optimization, he tries to understand complexities at the population and individual level of ecology and evolution of infectious diseases of humans and wildlife, including childhood infections and emerging infectious diseases. Specifically, he is interested in spatiotemporal dynamics of infectious disease, the ecology of disease and management, impact of social norms and human behavior in disease and policymaking.

Recent research grants:

1. Department of Science & Technology (DST), India (under ECR scheme: ECR/2016/000591) 2017 - Project: Game-theoretic Approach of Modeling Antibiotic Drug Resistance as Self-Reinforcing Process by Social Factors and Economic Growth

2.  European Research Council (ERC) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) 2018 - Project: Estimating disease burden of Onchocerciasis associated epilepsy (OAE) and its impact on socioeconomic growth in Onchocerciasis endemic areas in Africa jointly with University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Ph.D. students:

Aniruddha Deka

Bhawna Malik

Palak Goel


Department of Science & Technology (DST) - Early Career Research Award, 2017


SERB-ERC collaborative research award


Travel grant from Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)


Samit Bhattacharyya, A Vutha, CT Bauch (2019) The impact of rare but severe vaccine adverse events on behaviour-disease dynamics: a network model, Scientific Reports


Aniruddha Deka and Samit Bhattacharyya (2019) Game dynamic model of optimal budget allocation under individual vaccination choice, - J. Theoretical Biology, 470, 108-118.


Samit Bhattacharyya, MJ Ferrari, Ottar Bjornstad (2018) Species interactions may help explain the erratic periodicity of whooping cough dynamics - Epidemics, 28, 64-70


Samit Bhattacharyya, T Reluga (2018) Game dynamic model of social distancing while cost of infection varies with epidemic burden - IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 84(1), 23-43.


Samit Bhattacharyya, Matthew J. Ferrar, Age-specific mixing generates transient outbreak risk following critical-level Vaccination. Epidemiology & Infection 145.1 (2017): 12-22.


Wang, Z, C. T. Bauch, Samit Bhattacharyya, et al., Statistical physics of vaccination. Physics Reports 664 (2016): 1-113.


Samit Bhattacharyya, Predicting spatial dynamics of infectious disease: Causes and consequences: Invited commentary on Pattern transitions in spatial epidemics: Mechanisms and emergent properties” by Gui-Quan Sun et al. Physics of Life Reviews 19, (2016): 74-75.


Samit Bhattacharyya, Chris T. Bauch, Romulus Breban (2015) Role of word-of-mouth for programs of voluntary vaccination: A game-theoretic approach, Mathematical Biosciences, 269, pp130-134.


Samit Bhattacharyya, Per H. Gesteland, Kent Korgenski, Ottar N. Bjørnstad and Frederick R. Adler (2015) Cross-immunity between strains explains the dynamical pattern of paramyxoviruses, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA, Early edition doi/10.1073/pnas.1516698112


Bauch C. T. and Bhattacharyya S. (2012). Social learning and evolutionary game dynamics determine how vaccine scares unfold -PLoS Computational Biology, 8(4): e1002452. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002452.


Bhattacharyya S. and Bauch C. T. (2011). “Wait and see” vaccinating behavior during a pandemic: a game theoretic analysis, Vaccine, 29(33), 5519-5525.


Bauch C.T. and Bhattacharyya S. and Ball B. (2010). Rapid Emergence of Free- Riding Behavior in New Pediatric Immunization Programs, PLoS ONE 5(9): e12594. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012594.


Bhattacharyya S. and Bauch C. T. (2010). A game dynamic model for delayer strategies in vaccinating behaviour for pediatric infectious diseases, J. Theoretical Biology 267, 276-282.


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