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Osman Yagan

Assistant Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Osman Yagan

Research Areas

Next Generation Secure and Available Networks

Biography

Osman Yağan is an Assistant Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) with an appointment in the Silicon Valley Campus. Prior to joining the faculty of the ECE department in August 2013, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CyLab at CMU. He has also held a visiting Postdoctoral Scholar position at Arizona State University during Fall 2011. Dr. Yağan received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD in 2011, and his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey) in 2007.

Dr. Yağan's research interests are in modeling, design, and performance evaluation of engineering systems with particular emphasis on communication systems and networks. Specific research topics include wireless communications, security, random graphs, social and information networks, and cyber-physical systems.

Dr. Yağan has served as a Technical Program Committee member of several international conferences including SECRYPT 2012, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013-2014-2015, IEEE GlobalSIP 2013, and IEEE PIMRC 2014. 

Areas Of Interest

Wireless communications, cellular and ad-hoc networks, security, applications of random graphs and stochastic geometry; network science, information and influence propagation in social networks, robustness, security, and optimal design of interdependent cyber-physical systems, social network modeling

Education

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011, University of Maryland

Research Projects

Information and Influence Propagation in Social Networks

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yagan

Robust Connectivity in the Presence of Insecure and Unreliable Links in Ad-Hoc Networks

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yagan

Robust, optimal design of interdependent, multi-layer, and multiplex networks

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researcher: Osman Yagan

Publications

"On k-Connectivity and Minimum Vertex Degree in Random s-Intersection Graphs". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor, SIAM Meeting on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO 2015), 2015.

"On the strengths of connectivity and robustness in general random intersection graphs". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2014.

"Connectivity in Secure Wireless Sensor Networks under Trans- mission Constraints". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor, Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, 2014.

"On secure and reliable communications in wireless sensor networks: Towards k-connectivity under a random pairwise key predistribution scheme". F. Yavuz, J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2014.

"On Topological Properties of Wireless Sensor Networks under the q-Composite Key Predistribution Scheme with On/Off Channels". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2014.

"Robustness in clustering-based weighted inter-connected networks". Y. Qiu and O. Yagan, European Physical Journal B, vol. 87, no. 4, pp. 1-8, 2014.

"On the connectivity of sensor networks under random pairwise key predistribution". O. Yağan and A. M. Makowski, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 59(9):5754-5762, September 2013. (pdf)

"Scaling laws for connectivity in random threshold graph models with non-negative fitness variables". A. M. Makowski and O. Yağan, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC): Special Issue on Social Networks, 31(9):573-583, September 2013. (pdf)

"Secure k-connectivity in wireless sensor networks under an on/off channel model". Zhao, J., Yagan, O., & Gligor, V. D. (2013).  IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2013(7), 2790 - 2794.