Biprateep Dey

Biprateep Dey

বিপ্রতীপ দে

PhD Student

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Pittsburgh

About Me

I am a fourth year PhD student at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Pittsburgh. My primary research interests are cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution and applications of machine learning to solve problems in physics. I work with Jeff Newman and Brett Andrews here at Pitt and also as a part of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration on various aspects of the survey. I coordinate the Pittsburgh chapter of Astronomy on Tap and love doing science outreach!

Previously, I have worked on studying star formation in galaxies and searching for Pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). I grew up in the beautiful Indian city of Agartala and lived in Bhubaneswar for a few years before moving to Pittsburgh.


  • Cosmology
  • Galaxy Physics
  • Machine Learning


  • PhD Candidate in Astrophysics

    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

  • MS in Physics, 2020

    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

  • int. MSc in Physics, 2013

    National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, India



Scientific Python Stack


Machine Learning

Tensorflow, Keras, Scikit-learn

Recent Publications

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The population of galaxies that contribute to the HI mass function

We look at the contribution of different galaxy populations to the atomic hydrogen (H I) mass function (HIMF) and the H I density …

The EDGE-CALIFA survey: exploring the star formation law using LASSO based variable selection

We present a multilinear analysis to determine the significant predictors of star formation in galaxies using the combined EDGE-CALIFA …

Study of geometric phase using classical coupled oscillators

We illustrate the geometric phase associated with the cyclic dynamics of a classical system of coupled oscillators. We use an analogy …