Caterina Scoglio | Professor
Paslay Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Post Doc. - 1988, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
System Analysis and Control
Ph.D. - 1987, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
3083 Engineering Hall
Caterina Scoglio received a doctorate in electronics engineering in 1987, and a post-graduate degree in system analysis and control in 1988 from Sapienza – University of Rome. From 1987 to 2000, she was a research scientist in the Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, a National Telecommunication Research Institute in Rome. In 1991 and 1992, she was a visiting researcher at the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she returned in 2000 – 2005 as a research engineer in the department of electrical and computer engineering. Scoglio joined K-State in 2005 as an associate professor and was promoted to professor in 2013. She currently holds the Paslay Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is the director of the Network Science and Engineering (NetSE) Group at K-State.
Scoglio’s research focuses on developing network-based technology and tools in several fields. She conducts research in network theory problems and develops solutions to real-world problems in the fields of computer networks and infectious diseases modeling. Scoglio’s major accomplishments include developing theoretical models for spreading processes on complex networks, developing the Generalized Epidemic Model Framework software tool for the simulation of spreading processes, applying models and tools developed by her team to human and animal infectious diseases, developing models of protein corona formation in nanoparticles validated by experimental data, and developing network architectures and protocols for secure communication in smart grids. She received the Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award in 2016.
During the past 10 years, Scoglio has acted as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 20 projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation; the National Academies – Keck Futures Initiative; the State of Kansas; and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Defense. Total funding granted for these projects exceeds $7 million. Scoglio has had fruitful collaborations with scientists from other K-State colleges and the USDA. She has collaborated with colleagues from the Network Science Institutes of Indiana University, Northeastern University, the Delft University of Technology and the University of Girona. Scoglio has been the chair of the Technical Committee on Medical and Health Care Systems of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Control Systems Society, 2015-2017, and she is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.