Curriculum Vitae

Shailesh Chandrasekharan

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Contact information

Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305 (919) 660-2462

Education

Ph.D.Columbia University1996
Doctor of PhilosophyColumbia1995
M.Phil.Columbia University1994
M.A.Columbia University1992
B. TechIndian Institute of Technology, Madras, India1989
B.S.E.E.Indian Institute of Technology (India)1989

Areas of Research

Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics

Professional Experience / Employment History

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Associate, T8, September-December 1997
MIT
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Theoretical Physics, 1995-97

Conferences Organized

  • Diversity Officer, Co-Organizer of Aspen Workshop on Understanding Strongly Coupled Systems in High Energy and Condensed Matter Physics, May, 2015
  • Co-Chair : ECT* Workshop titled "Sign Problems and Complex Actions", Co-Chair : ECT* Workshop titled "Sign Problems and Complex Actions". March 2, 2009, March 02-06, 2009
  • Organizers (Thomas Schaefer (chair), Dean Lee and Shailesh Chandrasekharan) : Extreme QCD 2008, Organizers (Thomas Schaefer (chair), Dean Lee and Shailesh Chandrasekharan) : Extreme QCD 2008. December 12, 2008, July 21-23, 2008
  • Organizers (David Ceperley, Mathias Troyer, Uwe Jens Wiese and Shailesh Chandrasekharan), The Sign Problem in Quantum Simulations, July 2003

Professional Service

  • Chair, Executive Committee of Graduate Faculty, September, 2014 - present
  • Prelim Committee for Xuefei Yan, 2013 - present
  • Prelim. Commitee for Zepeng Li, 2013 - present
  • Prelim Committee for Weizheng Zhou, 2013 - present
  • Member, Executive Committee of Graduate Faculty, 2013 - present
  • Referee : Physica A, Referee : Physica A. 2013, 2013 - present
  • Reviewer for FONDECYT (Chile, NSF), Reviewer for FONDECYT (Chile, NSF). November 2012, November, 2012 - present
  • Chair, Core Course Committee, 2011 - present
  • PhD Committee for Chris Coleman Smith, 2010 - present
  • PhD Committee for Huaixiu Zheng, 2010 - present
  • PhD Committee for Hannah Guilbert, 2010 - present
  • Referee : International Journal for Theoretical Physics, Referee : International Journal for Theoretical Physics. 2010, 2010 - present
  • Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee, 2009 - present
  • PhD Committee for Willie Ong, 2009 - present
  • Referee : Journal of Physics, Referee : Journal of Physics. 2009, 2009 - present
  • Chair, Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2011 - present
  • Referee, Physics Letters B, 1996 - present
  • Coordinator, AIP Departmental Information, 2005 - present
  • Referee, Proposals to the Department of Energy (Nuclear Physics), 2003 - present
  • Referee, Physical Review, 1998 - present
  • Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Diagrammatic Mote Carlo methods in Nuclear, Particle and Condensed Matter Physics., September 2017
  • Chair, Organizing Committee, International Workshop on the Sign Problem in QCD and Beyond, March 2017
  • Chair, Organizing Committee, Diagrammatic Mote Carlo methods in Nuclear, Particle and Condensed Matter Physics., October 2015
  • Organizer, Understanding Strongly Coupled Systems in High Energy and Condensed Matter Physics, May-June 2015
  • Chair, Executive Committee of Graduate Faculty, Chair, Executive Committee of Graduate Faculty. Graduate School. July 2014 - June 2015, 2014-15
  • Executive Committee of Graduate Faculty, 2013-15
  • Referee, INCITE Panel Reviewer, October, 2014
  • Director of Graduate Studies, July, 2011 - June, 2014
  • Reviewer for European Research Council Grant Proposal, Reviewer for European Research Council Grant Proposal. 2011, 2011 - 2013
  • Reviewer for Swiss National Foundation Grant Proposals, Reviewer for Swiss National Foundation Grant Proposals. December 15, 2012, December 2012
  • A&S Council (Alternate Representative), 2011 - 2012
  • Graduate Qualifying Exam Committee, 2009 - 2011
  • Appointment and Promotion Committee for Chris Walter, December 2010
  • Faculty Mentor for first-year grads, 2009 - 2010
  • PhD committee for Changchun Sun, 2006 - 2009
  • PhD committee for Jie Hu, 2004 - 2009
  • PhD Committee for Daniel J. Cecile, 2004 - 2008
  • member, Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC), September, 2005 - May, 2008
  • PhD Committee for Brian Bunton, 2003 - 2007
  • Introductory Physics Committee, 2006
  • Committee for Promotion of Kate Scholberg, November 2006
  • Departmental Secretary at Faculty Meetings, 2005 - 2006
  • PhD Committee for Amanda Sabourov, 2003 - 2006
  • PhD Committee of Ribhu K. Kaul, 2003 - 2006
  • Chair, PhD Committee of Fu-Jiun Jiang, 2003 - 2006
  • PhD Committee for Samdrita Rai Choudhury, 2003 - 2006
  • Working Group on Departmental Support (IT Strategic Plan), November 01, 2005 - February 15, 2006
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, December 2005
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, November 15, 2003 - June 30, 2005
  • Climate Committee, June 1, 2002 - June 30, 2005
  • Reviewer, INCITE DOE proposal, October, 2004
  • Referee, DOE Proposal Review, October, 2003
  • Undergraduate Thesis defence committee for James Darsie, April 23, 2003
  • Undergraduate Thesis Defence Committee for Jacob Foster, April 23, 2003
  • Chair, Physics Computing Committee, 1999-2003
  • Physics Computing Committee, 2004
  • member, Theory Search Committee, 2000-01
  • Referee, DOE Proposal Review, November, 2000
  • HEP Faculty Search Committee, 1999-2000
  • Curriculum Committee, 1998-99
  • Referee, Physics Letters B, September 1, 1996

Selected Recent Invited Talks

  • Solution to Sign Problems in p-h symmetric spin-less fermion systems, International Workshop on Sign Problems in QCD and Beyond, GSI Darmstadt Germany, Feb 18-21, 2014
  • Field Theoretic Computer Simulations for Particle Physics and Condensed Matter, Boston University, May 09, 2014 [available here]
  • Sign Problems, Fermion Bags and a New Origin for a Fermion Mass, Theory Seminar at University of Maryland, College Park, April 28, 2014
  • Fermion Bag Approach to Fermion Sign Problems, workshop on "Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo techniques in Quantum Many Body Physics" at the Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle Washington, July 7-21, 2013
  • New approaches to finite density lattice field theory, Schladming Winter School, Schladming, Austria, February 23-March 2, 2013
  • New approaches to Strongly Correlated Fermions, Jena, Germany, November 30, 2012 [2012.]
  • Fermion Bag Approach to Lattice Field Theories, Syracuse, New York, October 15, 2012
  • Fermion-Bag solutions to Sign Problems, Regensburg Germany, September 21, 2012 [2012.]
  • Fermion-Bag solutions to some unsolved sign problems, KITPC, Beijing, China, August 01, 2012
  • Fermion Bag Approach to Sign Problems, Chennai, India, July 18, 2012
  • Solutions to some unsolved sign problems in strongly correlated lattice fermion systems, Chennai, India, July 17, 2012
  • Solutions to some unsolved sign problems in strongly correlated lattice fermion systems, Kolkutta, India, July 11, 2012
  • New solutions to some old sign problems, June 05, 2012
  • Fermion-bag approach to four-fermion lattice field theories, Theoretical physics seminar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, June 28, 2011
  • Generalized Fermion-bag approach to four-fermion lattice field theories, Theoretical physics seminar, ETH, Zurich Switzerland., June 03, 2011
  • Fermion bag approach to four-fermion lattice field theories, Theoretical physics seminar, CERN, Geneva Switzerland, May 30, 2011
  • Fermion bag approach to four-fermion lattice field theories, Theoretical physics seminar, Bern University, Bern, Switzerland., May 27, 2011
  • World Line approach to Lattice Fermions, Journal Club Talk, Bern University, Bern, Switzerland., May 26, 2011
  • The Fermion Bag Approach, Theoretical Physics Seminar, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, February 02, 2011
  • Quantum Mechanics and the Computational Challenge for the 21st Century, Physics Colloquiium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh North Carolina, January 24, 2011
  • Anomaly and the QCD Critical Point : A study in a strongly correlated system, Tata Insitute of Fundamental Research, February 10-12, 2010
  • Quantum Mechanics and the Computational Challenges for the 21st Century, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, June 30, 2009
  • Sigma-Resonance and Chiral Perturbation Theory, Saha Institute, Kolkutta India, May 07, 2009
  • World-line approach to lattice field theories, Indian Institute for the the Advancement and Cultivation of Science, Kolkutta, India, May 06, 2009
  • World-line approach to sign problems, March 04, 2009
  • World-line approach to lattice field theories, University of Graz, Austria, February 26, 2009
  • World-line approach to lattice field theories, University of Swansea, UK, February 23, 2009
  • Sigma-resonance and convergence of chiral perturbation theory, International workshop on Frontier Problems in Strong Interaction Physics, PPISR, Bangalore, India, January 13, 2009
  • A new approach to computational quantum field theory, Plenary talk at ``The XXVI International Symposium on Lattice Field theory'', held at Williamsburg Virginia, USA, July 14-19, (2008)
  • Fun with four fermion models, Invited talk at the "Indian Condensed Matter Workshop" held at Mahabaleshwar, India, Dec 10-22, (2008)
  • Fun with four-fermion Models, Indian Condensed Matter Workshop, Mahabaleshwar, India, December 12, 2008
  • Monte Carlo Methods in Lattice Field Theories, Twelve invited lectures for students and faculty, at the Tata Institute for fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, Oct-Dec, (2008)
  • Effects of the anomaly on the two-flavor QCD chiral phase transition, CERN, Geneva, May 18, 2007
  • Anomalous and Exotic KT Behavior, ETH, Zurich Switzerland, May 14, 2007
  • Bosonic Field Theories from Fermionic Composites, Bern University, May 10, 2007
  • Modeling Pions on the Lattice, Bern University, April 27, 2007
  • Anomalous KT Behavior in Magnetic Superfluids, College of William & Mary, February 13, 2007
  • Modeling Pion Physics Using Lattice Field Theory, February 12, 2007
  • Anomalous KT Behavior in Magnetic Superfluids, University of California, Berkeley, February 07, 2007
  • Phase Diagram of Two Color Lattice QCD, Workshop on "Phase diagram of QCD-like theories", Trento Italy., March 25-28, 2006
  • Chiral Perturbation Theory in Two Color Lattice QCD, Workshop on Hadron Structure and Lattice QCD, at the Institute of Nuclear Theory, Seattle., March 14, 2006
  • Challenges in Lattice Gauge Theory, Aspen workshop on deconfined quantum criticality, August, 2005
  • Theory Seminar, University of Washington at St. Louis, St. Louis, October 27, 2004
  • 12th International Conference on Recent Progress in Many Body Theories, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 23-27, August, 2004
  • Workshop on Dense Nuclear Matter, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, May, 2004
  • Theory Seminar, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, Virginia, April, 2004
  • CECAM workshop on "The Sign Problem in Quantum Simulations", Lyon, France, July 23-25, 2003 [available here]
  • Theoretical Physics Colloquium, TIFR, Mumbai India, 28 November 2002
  • Theoretical Seminar, Regensburg, Germany, 21 July 2002
  • Non-perturbative aspects of QCD, Trento, Italy, July 8-19, 2002
  • Nuclear Matter on the Lattice, Institute of Nuclear Theory, Seattle, June 10-11, 2002
  • QCD02, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India, Nov 18-22, 2002
  • Uses of QCDOC in Nuclear Physics, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton NY, Sep 25-27, 2002
  • Workshop on Fermion Actions and Chiral Symmetry, Bern University, Oct 16-19, 2002
  • Theory Seminar, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 31 August 2001
  • Gordon Conference on Nuclear Physics, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, July 22-27, 2001
  • Quantum Monte Carlo: Recent Advances and Common Problems in Condensed Matter and Field Theory, ECT, Trento Italy, July 3-6, 2001
  • Computer Simulations in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Georgia, Athens, Feb 21-25, 2000
  • Current Problems in Lattice Field Theories, Ringberg, Germany, Apr 2-9, 2000
  • Lattice 2000, Plenary Talk,, Bangalore India, Aug 17-22, 2000
  • APS (March Meeting), invited talk, Minneapolis, MN, 23 March 2000
  • CHIRAL 99, Taipei, Taiwan, Sep 13-18, 1999
  • Numerical Algorithms at Non-zero Chemical Potential, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton NY, Apr 27-May 1, 1999
  • Fermion Frontiers in Vector Lattice Gauge Theories, RIKEN-BNL, Brookhaven National Lab. Upton, NY, MAY 6-9, 1998

Doctoral Theses Directed

  • Dong Liu, (2007 - 2012)
  • Daniel J. Cecile, (2003 - 2008)
  • Ribhu K. Kaul, (2003 - 2006)
  • Fu-Jiun Jiang, (2002 - 2006)
  • Anand Priyadarshee, Disordered Hardcore Bosons, (2001 - 2006)

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