Research Group

GROUP MEMBERS:

Postdoctoral Researchers:

 
Eduard Talamas (July 2017-present; jointly sponsored by Prof. G.J. Pappas and Prof. R. Vohra)

Dr. Talamas earned his PhD degree in Economics from Harvard University in 2017. His specialization is in microeconomic theory, in particular, in the usage of models of non-cooperative bargaining to investigate how prices and allocations are determined in decentralized markets. Before joining Harvard, he studied economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Spain. In 2010, he received a fellowship from "Fundación Ramon Areces", and in 2012 he received a fellowship from "Fundaci
ón La Caixa".


Graduate Students:

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

Cassiano Becker 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 Chen 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 Fazlyab 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, Ph.D. 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. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate dual-advised by Victor Preciado and George Pappas. 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-)

 
Jorge F. Barreras (Applied Math & Computational Sciences, Ph.D. candidate Sep 2017-)

Francisco 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-)

 
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.

Undergraduate Students:
  • Trevin Gandhi (NETS undergraduate)
  • Seth Bartynski (CIS undergraduate)
  • Carol Hu (ESE undergraduate)
  • Karinna Loo (NETS undergraduate)
  • Luke Yeagley (ESE undergraduate)


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)