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Caterina Scoglio

Caterina Scoglio

LeRoy and Aileen Paslay Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering 
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Office:3083 Engineering Hall
Tel:(785) 532-4646 
Fax:(785) 532-1188 
E-mail: caterina@ksu.edu


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Caterina M. Scoglio is the Paslay chair professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University. Her main research interests are in the field of network science and engineering. Caterina received the Dr. Eng. degree from the "Sapienza" Rome University, Italy, in 1987. Before joining Kansas State University, she worked at the Fondazione Ugo Bordoni from 1987 to 2000, and at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2000 to 2005. Caterina is also affiliated faculty member at the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (ICCM) at Kansas State University.


Research Group

"Network Science and Engineering Group (NetSE)" at Kansas State University



ECE 542  Computer Networks

ECE 841 Network Theory

ECE 511 Circuit Theory II

ECE 690 Overlay Network Design

ECE 890 Optimal Control

ECE 861 Noise Theory

ECE 890 Epidemics on Networks

ECE 771 System and Control Theory Applied to Bioengineering


Selected Projects

"EAGER: Data Generation for the Coupled System Composed of the Beef Cattle Production Infrastructure and the Transportation Services Infrastructure in Southwestern Kansas"  NSF CMMI, (2017-2018), ongoing. 

"Long-Distance Dispersal and Disease Outbreaks: Effects of Initial Prevalence, Basic Reproduction Number, and Control Tactics" USDA AFRI, (2015-2020), ongoing.

"p-Modulus on Networks with Applications to the Study of Epidemics" NSF DMS, (2015-2018), ongoing.

"Modeling Japanese Encephalitis in the USA using Interconnected Networks" USDA, (2014-2018), ongoing.

"Spreading Processes over Multilayer and Interconnected Networks" NSF CIF, (2014-2018), ongoing.

"RAPID: Effectiveness of contact tracing for detection of Ebola risk during early introduction of the virus within the USA" NSF IIS, (2014-2015), completed.

"Problems in Function Theory with Applications" NSF DMS-1201427, (2012 - 2015), completed.

"Modeling a Rift Valley fever risk surveillance system for the United States" CEEZAD-Kansas Bioscience Authority, (2010 - 2016), completed.

"Advanced Computational and Sensor Network Methods for MVDC Shipboard Power Systems" EPSCoR-ONR, (2009-2013), completed.

"Mathematical and Simulative Models for Epidemics" K-State National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, (2009 - 2012), completed.

"Kansas Wind Energy Consortium" US Department of Energy, (2009 - 2012), completed.

"Complex Systems Grants: Quality of Care and Network Properties of Outpatient Health Care Delivery in the Veterans Health Administration" National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, (2009 - 2011), completed.

"GpENI: The Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation" NSF - GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovation), (2008 - 2011), completed.

"Improving the Robustness of the Power Grid through Distributed Solar and Wind Generation" K-State Electrical Power Affiliates Program, (2008 - 2010), completed.

"SGER: Exploratory research on a complex network approach to epidemic spreading in rural regions" NSF SES-0841112, (2008 - 2009), completed.

"Applying Landscape Connectivity to Model the Spread of Plant Pathogens" USDA-APHIS, (2008 - 2010), completed.

"Network and Traffic Engineering for DiffServ MPLS-Based Network", NSF ITR, (2002 - 2006), completed.

"QoS in the Next Generation Internet", NASA Goddard and Swales Aerospace, (2000 - 2004), completed.

"Quality of Future Internet Services", COST 263, (1998 - 2002), completed.

"Impacts of New Services on the Architecture and Performance of Broadband Networks", COST 257, (1996 - 2000), completed.

"Performance Evaluation and Design of Broadband Multiservice Networks", COST 242, (1992 - 1996), completed.

"Performance Evaluation and Design of Multiservice Networks", COST 224, (1988 - 1991), completed.



"Google Scholar Profile and Citations" 


Recent Invited Talks 

Invited speaker at the Workshop "Advances on Epidemics in Complex Networks"
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands,  31 August - 1 September 2017

Invited speaker at the Division of Biology
Kansas State University, 2016

Invited speaker at Oklahoma State University
IEM Seminar Series: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Stillwater, September 2015 

Invited speaker at Tulane University
Research seminar: applied and computational mathematics, New Orleans, April 2015

Invited speaker at "NetONets 2014"
Satellite workshop of the International Conference on Network Science, Berkeley, June 2014

Invited speaker at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Computer Science and Engineering Colloquium Series 2013-2014, April 2014

Invited speaker at the “EpiNet Advanced School: Modelling Epidemics on Networks
Girona, Spain, September 2013

Invited speaker at the workshop “Epidemics on Networks: Current Trends and Challenges”
Girona, Spain, September 2012

Invited speaker at Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, USA, July 2012

Invited speaker at University of Missouri – Kansas City
Kansas City, USA, April 2011

Invited speaker at ISI Foundation
Turin, Italy, July 2011

Keynote speaker at the Workshop "Robustness of Complex Networks" 
Delft, The Netherlands, 2010

Invited speaker at the Bio-Defense Symposium
Organized by Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, 2010

Complex network approach to contain epidemic spreading in rural regions
Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 2009

Metrics for robustness in complex networks
Delft TU, NAS Group, Delft, The Netherlands, 2009

Controlling Epidemic Outbreaks through Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization of Complex Networks
The NABC FORUM, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 2007

Validated Mathematical Models for Epidemics: Utopia or Reality
DMP Seminar Series Fall 2007, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 2007

Overlay Network design
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 2006 

Research Projects at Sunflower Networking Group
University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 2005

Management of Packet Switched and Optical Network using TEAM
Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Automatic Control, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain, 2004

TEAM: A Traffic Engineering Automated Manager for Packet Switched and Optical Network
School of Computing and Software Engineering, Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004


Service and Awards


Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2017-present.

Chair of the Technical Committee on Medical and Health Care Systems of the IEEE Control Systems Society, 2015-2017.

Board of Reviewers of PLOS Current Outbreaks, 2013-present.

Chair and organizer of the Workshop: “Frontiers in Multiscale Computational Modeling for Zoonotic Epidemics”, Kansas City, October 10-12, 2011.

Member of the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks Journal, Elsevier, 2011-2014.

Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee of the Conference IFIP Networking 2011, 9-13 May 2011, Valencia, Spain.

Co-Organizer of the Workshop "Robustness of Complex Networks", 14-16 Nov. 2010, Delft, The Neatherlands.

Guest Editor of the Special Issue on "Modeling and mitigating the spread of disease" of the International Journal of Artificial Life Research.

Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE IPOM 2009, 9th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, 2009, Venice, Italy.

Member of the Organizing Committee for the Workshop on Bridging the Cyber, Physical, and Social Worlds, May 27-28, Kansas City, Missouri. Sponsored by NSF.

American Editor of the "International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST)", 2006-present.

Co-Chair for the Poster and Demo Session at IEEE INFOCOM 2006.

TPC member for many conferences, including QofIS 2000, 2004, IEEE INFOCOM 1998, 2004-2007, IEEE ICC 2004, 2009, Complex 2009, IWSOS 2008-2009.



"2016 Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award" College of Engineering, Kansas State University

"2015 Research Proposal Teamwork Award" College of Engineering, Kansas State University

"2014 Dean’s Award of Excellence" College of Engineering, Kansas state University

"2010 WESP Making a Difference Award" The Women in Engineering and Science Program at Kansas State University

"2008 Eta Kappa Nu Distinguished Faculty Award" Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University

"2005 Award of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership" Engineering Student Council of the Kansas State University

"2002 BWN Lab Researcher of the Year Award" for outstanding contributions and professional achievements


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