# Faryad Darabi Sahneh

Research Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kansas State University

Email: myfirstname at ksu dot edu

Office: RA2082

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## **About Me**

## **Education**

**PhD:** Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Manhattan, KS, Jan. 2011 – Aug. 2014.
Focus: Network Science - Epidemic Networks - Social Networks

**MS:** Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University,
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2010.
Focus: Control Theory & Application

**BS:** Mechanical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic,
Mechanical Engineering Department, Tehran, Iran, 2004-2008.

## **Research Interests**

I enjoy doing research on problems lying on the intersection of mathematical modeling, network science, and control theory. Good examples of such problems are related to biological and social complex systems. Beside studying the physical aspects of these problems, I am very interested to see how technological developments and interventions can influence the behavior of such complex systems. Below I have categorized my main research interests more specifically:

- Stochastic processes over graphs (with emphasis on individual-based epidemic networks)

- Multi-agent control systems

- Analysis of multi-layer and interconnected networks

- Mathematical modeling of biological complex systems (with emphasis on mathematical epidemiology)

## **Publications, Technical Reports and presentations**

** Theses **

PhD: “Spreading Processes over Multilayer and Interconnected Networks”, Kansas State University, Aug. 2014.

MS: “Non-model Based Adaptive Control of Renewable Energy Systems”, Kansas State University, Dec. 2010.

BS (in Farsi): “Mechanics and Geometry”, Tehran Polytechnic, Dec. 2008.

** Submitted/Under Review **

Nathan Albin, Pietro Poggi-Corradini, **Faryad Darabi Sahneh**, Max Goering, "Modulus of Families of Walks on Graphs".

**F. Darabi Sahneh**, V.M. Preciado and C.M. Scoglio, "Epidemic Spreading in Switching Networks of Locally-Adaptive Agents".

** Journal Articles **

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Scoglio C., Monteiro-Riviere N.A., Riviere J.E., "Predicting the Impact of Biocorona Formation Kinetics on Interspecies Extrapolations of Nanoparticle Biodistribution Modeling", Nanomedicine, Future Medicine Publishing Group, 2014.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Scoglio C., "Competitive Epidemic Spreading over Arbitrary Multi-Layer Networks", Physical Review E, Vol. 89, No. 6, p. 062817, 2014.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Chowdhury F. N., Brass G., Scoglio C., "Individual-based Information Dissemination in Multilayer Epidemic Modeling", Math. Model. Nat. Phenom., Vol. 9, No. 02, pp 136-152, 2014.

Riviere J., Scoglio C., **Darabi Sahneh F.**, Monteiro-Riviere N., "Computational Approaches and Metrics Needed for Formulating Biologically Realistic Nanomaterial Pharmacokinetic Models," Computational Science & Discovery, 6, 2013.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Scoglio C., Riviere J., "Dynamics of Nanoparticle-Protein Corona Complex Formation: Analytical Results from Population Balance Equations," PLoS ONE 8(5): e64690. doi:10.1371.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Scoglio C., Van Mieghem P., "Generalized Epidemic Mean-Field Model for Spreading Processes over Multi-Layer Complex networks (pdf)," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 21, no.5, 1609-1620, 2013.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Chowdhury F., Scoglio C., "On the Existence of a Threshold for Preventive Behavioral Responses to Suppress Epidemic Spreading," Nature Scientific Reports, Vol 2:632, 2012.

** Conference Papers **

V.M. Preciado, **F. Darabi Sahneh**, and C.M. Scoglio, "A Convex Framework for Optimal Investment on Disease Awareness in Social Networks".

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Scoglio C., and Chowdhury F. N., "Effect of Coupling on the Epidemic Threshold in Interconnected Complex Networks: A Spectral Analysis (arXiv)" Proceedings of American Control Conference, Washington DC, 2307 - 2312, 2013.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Scoglio C., "Optimal Information Dissemination in Epidemic Networks (pdf)," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, Dec. 2012.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Scoglio C., "Epidemic Spread in Human Networks," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,Orlando, Dec. 2011.

Hu G., **Darabi Sahneh F.**, "Simultaneous Stabilization and Synchronization for Multi-Agent Systems Via a Low Gain Method" Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,Orlando, Dec. 2011.

**Darabi Sahneh F.**, Hu G., "Simultaneous Stabilization and Synchronization for Multiple Systems of Non-identical Agents," Proceedings of American Control Conference, San Francesco, 2011.

Hawkins T., White W. N., Hu G., **Darabi Sahneh F.**, “Region II Wind Power Capture Maximization Using Robust Control and Estimation with Alternating Gradient Search," Proceedings of American Control Conference, San Francesco, 2011.

Hu G., **Darabi Sahneh F.**, and Dixon W., “Robust tracking control of an array of nano-particles moving on a substrate,” Proceedings of IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Japan, 2010.

Hawkins T., White W. N., Hu G., **Darabi Sahneh F.**, “Wind Turbine Power Capture Control with Robust Estimation,” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Cambridge, 2010.

** Presentations **

"Layers Interrelation: A Key Index for Multilayer Networks," Lightening Talks, The International School and Conference on Network Science, Berkeley, CA, June 6, 2014.

"Extending Epidemic Threshold for Interconnected Networks," Poster Presentation, The International School and Conference on Network Science, Berkeley, CA, June 5, 2014.

"Exact Coupling Threshold for Structural Transition in Interconnected Networks: Implications for Interrelation Characterization," invited talk, Physics of multilayered interconnected networks, The International School and Conference on Network Science, Berkeley, CA, June 2, 2014.

"Spreading Processes over Graphs," invited talk, Graduate Seminar on Analysis, Mathematics Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Jan. 29, 2014.

"Boosting the Public Health against Infectious Diseases through Information Dissemination Networks," poster, Interdisciplinary Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks, MIT, Cambridge, Nov. 2012.

"Optimal Information Dissemination in Epidemic Networks," talk, The International School and Conference on Network Science, Evanston, 2012.

"Epidemic Spread in Social Alert Networks," talk by Caterina Scoglio, The International School and Conference on Network Science, Budapest, 2011.

“Think globally, act locally: An introduction to multi-agent control systems”, talk, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Dec. 1st, 2009.

** In the News **

Evert Nelson, "Social media used to discuss flu prevention," Thecollegian, Dec. 2012.

Greg Tammen, "From virus to viral: Researchers explore social media as preventative method for infectious diseases," K-State Communications, Nov. 2012.