Quantum information theory, Open Quantum systems, Statistical mechanics, chemical physics and bio physics
Anil Shaji was born and brought up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. After finishing B.Sc. (Physics) from University College Thiruvananthapuram, he obtained his M.Sc. in Physics from IIT-Madras. He did his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin with prof. E. C. G. Sudarshan on open quantum systems and quantum information. He did a postdoc at the University of New Mexico, working in the information physics group with Prof. Carlton M. Caves. He joined IISER - Thiruvananthapuram as an assistant professor in the school of physics in June 2009.