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I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, advised by Ambuj K. Singh, and working at Dynamo Lab as a Graduate Student Researcher. I work on the analysis, modeling, and control of dynamic processes in networks—a cross-discipline that bridges 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 emphasis of my work is on online social networks, as well as collaboration and economic networks. Currently, the topics of my particular interest are:
  1. Formation and dynamics of competing opinions in online social networks.
  2. Mechanism design for making online social networks resilient to external control.
  3. Modeling collaboration in economic networks of stock traders.
Prior to joining 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 – Preprints, Workshops, Presentations, Tech. Reports, Theses

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

Software

Hugo's polyhedron