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Caterina Scoglio

Caterina Scoglio
3083 Engineering Hall
(785) 532-4646
Research Interests: Network Science and Engineering



Dr. Eng. 1987, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy.

Courses Taught

ECE542 Computer Networks

ECE841 Network Theory

ECE771 Models of Biological Systems

Research Interests

Network Science

Computational Epidemiology

Network Engineering

Software Defined Networking

Selected Publications

M. Ammar, S. Cheung, and C. Scoglio. "Routing multipoint connections using virtual paths in an ATM network." In  IEEE INFOCOM'93. Proceedings (1993): 95-105.

J. de Oliveira, C. Scoglio, I. Akyildiz, and George Uhl. "New preemption policies for DiffServ-aware traffic engineering to minimize rerouting in MPLS networks." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON) 12, no. 4 (2004): 733-745.

C. Scoglio, T. Anjali, J. de Oliveira, I. Akyildiz, and G. UhI. "TEAM: A traffic engineering automated manager for DiffServ-based MPLS networks." Communications Magazine, IEEE 42, no. 10 (2004): 134-145.

M. Youssef, R. Kooij, and C. Scoglio. "Viral conductance: Quantifying the robustness of networks with respect to spread of epidemics."Journal of Computational Science 2, no. 3 (2011): 286-298.

C. Scoglio, W. Schumm, P. Schumm, T. Easton, S. Roy Chowdhury, A. Sydney, and M. Youssef. "Efficient mitigation strategies for epidemics in rural regions." PloS one 5, no. 7 (2010): e11569.

F. Sahneh, C. Scoglio, and P. Van Mieghem. "Generalized epidemic mean-field model for spreading processes over multilayer complex networks." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON) 21, no. 5 (2013): 1609-1620.

S. Pahwa, C. Scoglio, and A. Scala. "Abruptness of Cascade Failures in Power Grids." Nature Scientific Reports, 4 (2014).

F. Sahneh, and C. Scoglio. "Competitive epidemic spreading over arbitrary multilayer networks." Physical Review E 89, no. 6 (2014): 062817.

P. Schumm, C. Scoglio, H. M. Scott. "An estimation of cattle movement parameters in the Central States of the US." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 116, (2015): 191-200.




Chair of the Technical Committee on Medical and Health Care Systems of the IEEE Control Systems Society, 2015-2017.

Area Editor for Computer Networks Journal, Elsevier, 2011-2014.

Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE IPOM 2009, and 9th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, 2009, Venice, Italy.


BWN Lab "2002 Researcher of the Year Award" for outstanding contributions and professional achievements.

"2005 Award of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership" from the Engineering Student Council of the Kansas State University.

"2008 Eta Kappa Nu Distinguished Faculty Award" Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University.

"2014 Dean’s Award of Excellence" College of Engineering, Kansas state University.

Other Notable Achievements

Co-Director for the Network Science and Engineering Group at Kansas State University.

Principal Investigator in projects supported by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative,  the National Science Foundation, and the USDA.

Investigator in projects sponsored by USDA, ONR, DOE.

My projects supported by the National Science Foundation can be seen at this link.