Riddhipratim Basu

Riddhipratim Basu

Contact Information:
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Survey 151, Shivakote, Hesaraghatta Hobli,
Bengaluru-560089, INDIA
Email: rbasu@icts.res.in

I am a Reader at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS-TIFR). Before coming to ICTS, I was a Szegö Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. Prior to that, I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, advised by Allan Sly.

I am broadly interested in Probability Theory and its applications. I often work on probability questions coming from Statistical Physics or Theoretical Computer Science. More specifically, I have recently been working on first and last passage percolation, interacting particle systems, models of self-organized criticality among other topics.

Employment  |   Education   |   Research


  • International Centre for Theoretical Sciences: Reader, September 2017-present.
  • Stanford University: Szegö Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, September 2015-August 2017.
  • Microsoft Research, Redmond: Research Intern, May 20-Aug 9, 2013. Mentored by Alexander Holroyd.
  • Education

  • University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D., Department of Statistics, 2015.
  • Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata: Master of Statistics (M.Stat.), 2011. Bachelor of Statistics (B.Stat. (Hons.)), 2009.
  • Research