BS, MS, University of Delhi (India), M.Tech, University of Hyderabad (India), Ph.D., University of Potsdam (Germany)
Dr. Malik did his Ph.D. at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany under the supervision of renowned mathematical physicist Juergen Kurths. Subsequently, the Physical Society of Berlin awarded him the Carl Ramsauer Prize in 2012 for his Ph.D. work. Before joining RIT, he worked as a postdoc at Dartmouth College and UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Malik has a wide range of research interests in data-driven analysis and modeling of complex systems. In his research, he employs tools from network science, the theory of nonlinear and stochastic dynamical systems, and applied statistics and enjoys working on mathematical problems across disciplines in natural and social sciences. For more information, please visit Dr. Malik's personal webpage and the Complexity Lab @RIT his research group page.
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