Research and Publications

MAGICS Research Areas

Design and Governance of Complex systems

Network Science and Multi-Agent Systems

Computational Methods for Policy Design

AI in Systems Engineering

Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Chen, Qiliang, and Babak Heydari. "Dynamic Resource Allocation in Systems-of-Systems Using a Heuristic-Based Interpretable Deep Reinforcement Learning." Journal of Mechanical Design 144.9 (2022): 091711.

  • Heydari, Babak, and Paulien Herder. "Technical and Social Complexity." Handbook of Engineering Systems Design. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2021. 1-30.

  • Ristea, Alina, et al. "A multisource database tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the communities of Boston, MA, USA." Scientific Data 9.1 (2022): 1-13.

  • Chen, Qiliang, Babak Heydari, and Mohsen Moghaddam. "Leveraging Task Modularity in Reinforcement Learning for Adaptable Industry 4.0 Automation." Journal of Mechanical Design (2021): 1-35.

  • Abouk, Rahi, and Babak Heydari. "The Immediate Effect of COVID-19 Policies on Social-Distancing Behavior in the United States." Public Health Reports (2021).

  • Ke, Laiyang, Dan O'Brien, and Babak Heydari. "Airbnb and Neighborhood Crime: The Incursion of Tourists or the Erosion of Local Social Dynamics?." Available at SSRN 3725823 (2020).

  • Heydari, Babak, Pedram Heydari, and Mohsen Mosleh. "Not all bridges connect: integration in multi-community networks." The Journal of Mathematical Sociology 44.4 (2020): 199-220.

  • Siddiqi, Afreen, and Babak Heydari. "Equity and Fairness Norms in Sociotechnical Systems: Emerging Perspectives for Design." 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS). IEEE, 2019.

  • Heydari, B., Szajnfarber, Z., Panchal, J., Cardin, M. A., Holtta-Otto, K., Kremer, G. E., & Chen, W. (2019). Analysis and design of sociotechnical systems. Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(11).

  • Ehsanfar, Abbas, and Babak Heydari. "An incentive-compatible scheme for electricity cooperatives: An axiomatic approach." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 9.2 (2018): 1416-1424.

  • Heydari, Babak, and Michael J. Pennock. "Guiding the behavior of sociotechnical systems: The role of agent‐based modeling." Systems Engineering 21.3 (2018): 210-226.

  • Gianetto, David A., Mohsen Mosleh, and Babak Heydari. "Dynamic structure of competition networks in affordable care act insurance market." IEEE Access 6 (2018): 12700-12709.

  • Chen, W., Heydari, B., Maier, A. M., & Panchal, J. H. (2018). Network-based modeling and analysis in design. Design Science, 4

  • Mosleh, Mohsen, and Babak Heydari. "Why Groups Show Different Fairness Norms? The Interaction Topology Might Explain." International Conference on Social Informatics. Springer, Cham, 2017.

  • Mosleh, Mohsen, and Babak Heydari. "Fair topologies: community structures and network hubs drive emergence of fairness norms." Scientific Reports 7.1 (2017): 1-9.

  • Mosleh, Mohsen, Kia Dalili, and Babak Heydari. "Distributed or monolithic? a computational architecture decision framework." IEEE Systems Journal 12.1 (2017): 125-136.

  • Heydari, Babak. "Resilience in Homogeneous Networks: A Strategic Network Formation Approach." 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion (QRS-C). IEEE, 201

  • Mosleh, Mohsen, Peter Ludlow, and Babak Heydari. "Distributed resource management in systems of systems: an architecture perspective." Systems Engineering 19.4 (2016): 362-374. [Systems Engineering Journal Best Paper Award of the Year]

  • Heydari, Babak, Mohsen Mosleh, and Kia Dalili. "From modular to distributed open architectures: A unified decision framework." Systems Engineering 19.3 (2016): 252-266.

  • Mosleh, Mohsen, Peter Ludlow, and Babak Heydari. "Resource allocation through network architecture in systems of systems: A complex networks framework." 2016 Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon). IEEE, 2016.

  • Gianetto, David A., and Babak Heydari. "Sparse cliques trump scale-free networks in coordination and competition." Scientific reports 6.1 (2016): 1-11

  • Heydari, Babak, Mohsen Mosleh, and Kia Dalili. "Efficient network structures with separable heterogeneous connection costs." Economics Letters 134 (2015).

  • Wade, Jon, and Babak Heydari. "Complexity: Definition and reduction techniques." Proceedings of the Poster Workshop at the 2014 Complex Systems Design & Management International Conference. 2015

  • M. Mosleh, K. Dalili, B. Heydari, "Optimal Modularity for Fractionated Spacecraft: The Case of System F6", Procedia Computer Science 28 (2014), 164-170