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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Caterina Scoglio

Caterina Scoglio | Professor


LeRoy and Aileen Paslay Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Eng. - 1987, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, Electronics Engineering
Post Dr. - 1988, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, System Analysis and Control 

Contact Information:
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Professional Experience

Caterina Scoglio received a Dr. Eng. degree in Electronics Engineering in 1987 and a post-graduate degree in System Analysis and Control in 1988 from the University of Rome, "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy. From 1987 to 2000 she was a research scientist in the Network Planning Group of the Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, a National Telecommunication Research Institute in Rome, Italy. In 1991–1992, she was visiting researcher at the College of Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Scoglio returned to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000–2005 as a Research Engineer in the Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Scoglio joined K-State in 2005 as an untenured associate professor, she was tenured in 2010, and promoted to professor in 2013. Scoglio has received the K-State Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award in 2016. In July 2016 she was appointed the Paslay Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Scoglio’s research focuses on developing network-based technology and tools in several fields. She is the co-director of the Network Science and Engineering (NetSE) Group within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at K-State. The NetSE group conducts fundamental research in network theory, and develops solutions to real-world problems in the fields of computer networks and infectious diseases modeling.  Scoglio’s research is highly multidisciplinary and the result of contributions by knowledgeable colleagues and talented PhD students. Her group's major accomplishments are 1) Developing theoretical models for spreading processes on complex networks that advanced the state of the art in this field, 2) Developing the Generalized Epidemic Model Framework (GEMF) software tool for the simulation of spreading processes and available in Matlab, C, R, and Python, 3) Applying models and tools developed by her team to human and animal infectious diseases (Influenza, Rift Valley fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Ebola),  4) Developing models of protein corona formation in nanoparticles validated by experimental data, 5) Developing network architectures and protocols for secure communication in smart grids.

Academic Highlights

During the past ten years, Scoglio has led more than 20 projects as Principal Investigator (PI) and as co-PI.  The total funding granted for these projects exceeds $7 million. These projects were sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Academies–Keck Futures Initiative, the State of Kansas, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Scoglio has had fruitful collaborations with scientists from five colleges at KSU (Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Human Ecology) and with scientists from USDA-ARS laboratories in Manhattan, KS, and Gainesville, FL. She is also actively collaborating with colleagues from the Network Science Institutes of Indiana University and Northeastern University, and from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherland, and the University of Girona, Spain.  Scoglio is the Chair of the Technical Committee on Medical and Health Care Systems of the IEEE Control Systems Society. The Committee includes 48 members,all of them scientists in academia or industry with research interests in Medical and Health Care Systems.