Research Group

GROUP MEMBERS:

Graduate Students:

 
Cassiano Becker (Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ph.D. candidate Sep 2013-)

Cassiano earned an M.Sc. in Telecommunications (with distinction) from University College London and a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from UFRGS, Brazil. Before starting his doctoral studies he worked as systems engineer, software developer and project manager in the telecommunications industry. His research interests include inference and control problems in complex networks using advanced techniques in optimization and machine learning, with applications to cyber-physical systems and neuroscience.

Ximing Chen (Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ph.D. candidate Sep 2013-)

Ximing received his Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China, in 2013. Since then, he has been working towards the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and System Engineering, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include analysis and control of networked systems, with applications in social network, epidemic spreading processes and transportation network.
 
Mahyar Fazlyab (Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ph.D. candidate Sep 2013-)

Mahyar received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2010 and 2013. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania since September 2013. His research interests include the analysis, optimization, and control of (networked) dynamical systems.
 
Christopher Cerezo (Electrical and Systems Engineering, M.Sc. candidate Sep 2015-present; jointly advised by Prof. G.J. Pappas)

Christopher graduated from the University of Delaware with an Honors B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Minors in Mathematics and Physics in 2014. He also earned an M.S. from the University of Delaware in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Signals, Communications, and Controls in 2015. His research interests include the analysis and control of networked dynamical systems, optimization, and machine learning.
 
Alp Aydinoglu (Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ph.D. candidate Sep 2017-)

Alp received two Bachelor degrees in Control & Automation Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2016 and 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate advised by Victor M. Preciado. His research interests include the analysis and control of dynamical systems, and optimization.
 
Jorge F. Barreras (Applied Math & Computational Sciences, M.Sc. candidate Sep 2017-)

Jorge F. Barreras earned an M.Sc. (with distinction) in Economics and a B.Sc. with a double degree in Mathematics and Economics from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. Before starting his doctoral studies he worked as a data scientist and project manager in a consulting company. His research interests are oriented to the study of social networks and opinion formation using tools from machine learning, algorithms and natural language processing.
 
Shaoru Chen (Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ph.D. candidate Sep 2017-)

Shaoru earned a B.E. in Automation & Control from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include analysis and control of networked systems.
 
Mikhail Hayhoe (Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ph.D. candidate Sep 2017-)

Mikhail Hayhoe graduated from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, with a Honour's B.Sc. in Mathematics & Engineering in 2015 and a M.A.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in 2017. He is currently at the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the analysis, optimization, and control of networked systems as well as big data and related methods.
 Jingqi Li (Electrical and Systems Engineering, M.Sc., Sep 2017-)

Jingqi received his Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2016. He is currently a Master student majored in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the analysis and control of networked dynamical systems.


PAST MEMBERS:

Postdoctoral Researchers:
  • Masaki Ogura (Nov 2014-Feb 2017). Currently an Assistant Professor in NAIST, Japan.
Graduate Students:
  • Zhengwei Wu (ESE M.Sc. 2012-2013). Thesis: "Spectral Analysis of Spreading Processes in Networks"
  • David Sun (ESE M.Sc. 2012-2015). Thesis: "Predicting Mean-Field Theory Accuracy on Real-World Networks"
  • Zhen Xiang (ESE M.Sc. 2014-2016). Thesis: "Temporal Networks: Modeling and Analysis"
Undergraduate Students:
  • Ishaan Nerurkar (NETS undergraduate member)