Professor & Head, Complex Systems Programme, NIAS
Prof. Janaki Balakrishnan obtained her PhD in Theoretical High Energy Physics from the University of Delhi. She subsequently worked and published in a wide range of areas covering many diverse areas of physics, ranging from quantum field theory in curved space and theoretical high energy physics to dynamical systems theory and biological physics. She was an Associate Professor of Physics
at the Central University of Hyderabad for several years before moving to Bangalore. Earlier she
has held Visiting and other positions at various places including the Institute of Mathematical
Sciences, Chennai, Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR), Bangalore, CMMACS,
Bangalore, JNCASR, Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute, The University of
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig,
Germany, the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, etc.
She is also a Guest Faculty at the Indian Institute of Science where she teaches the course: “Introduction to Dynamical Systems Theory”.