Osman Yağan receives a Berkman Faculty Development Grant


May 8, 2015

Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Research Professor Osman Yağan receives the Berkman Faculty Grant. The Berkman Faculty Development Fund is a grants program in support of professional development. The Berkman program was established to help support projects that would otherwise be difficult to fund.

Dr. Yağan’s project, titled "Information and Influence Propagation in Multi-layer Networks: Modeling, Analysis, and Control,” aims to study the dynamics of a wide range of dynamical processes over multi-layer networks, including infectious disease pandemics, financial market cascades, social contagions, and outbreaks of computer malware. Particular emphasis will be put on developing efficient algorithms to inhibit or advance these processes. The project will require working with and processing big data sets and Dr. Yağan will be using the Berkman Faculty Grant for purchasing the necessary computational equipment. 

Dr. Yağan's research interests are in modeling, analysis, design, and performance evaluation of engineering systems with particular emphasis on communication systems and networks. More specifically, his contributions span the areas of wireless communications, security, random graphs, social and information networks, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Yağan has served as a Technical Program Committee member for several conferences including IEEE Globecom 2013-2015 and IEEE PIMRC 2014-2015. He recently received an National Science Foundation award on Robust and Optimal Design of Interdependent Networks (sole PI, $451k). 

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