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I am currently a Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania—hosted by
Rakesh V. Vohra, George J. Pappas, and Victor M. Preciado—working on network science, with a general emphasis on analysis, modeling, and control of network processes, and a specific emphasis on network (process) resilience. I recently graduated with a PhD from the Department of Computer Science of the University of California, Santa Barbara, having worked at Dynamo Lab and been advised by
Ambuj K. Singh. The focus of my PhD was studying network processes, at the intersection of such domain-specific areas as social psychology and behavioral economics with the fundamental fields of combinatorial algorithm design, machine learning, linear algebra, and dynamical system theory. The specific topics I worked on during my PhD include
  1. analysis and modeling of formation and dynamics of competing opinions in online social networks;
  2. mechanism design for making online social networks resilient to external control; and
  3. modeling collaboration in economic networks.
Prior to my work at Dynamo Lab, I had spent several years as a software engineer in industry. I obtained my MSc and BSc degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Tula State University, Russia in 2008 and 2006, respectively, having been advised by Valeriy Ivanov.

Publications – Refereed Journals and Conferences
Publications – Working Papers
Publications – Preprints, Workshops, Presentations, Tech. Reports, Theses

Teaching UC Santa Barbara: Spectral Clustering, Linear Algebra and Graphs, CS40, CS32, CS211B.

Professional Service

I have served as a reviewer for a number of computer science and engineering conferences and journals, including KDD'18'17'16'15, SDM'17'16, WWW'18'17, ICDM'16'13, WSDM'16, SIGMOD'14, TKDE'18'17'15'14, TNSE'18'17, AAAI'17'16, TAC'18, Automatica'18, CDC'17, ACC'18, Scientific Reports'18, SISAP'14, ECML-PKDD'14, L-CSS'17.

I serve on the editorial board of The Journal of Mathematical Sociology.


Software

Hugo's polyhedron