Osman Yağan

Biography

Osman Yağan is a Full Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). 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 focuses on modeling, analysis, and performance optimization of computing systems, and uses tools from applied probability, network science, data science, and machine learning. In the context of data science and ML, he is working on statistical inference and decision making using sequential samples (e.g., multi-armed bandits), and resilient distributed machine learning. On the network science side, he has broad interests including robustness of cyber-physical systems with emphasis on critical infrastructure systems; secure and reliable design of large-scale ad-hoc networks with an increasing focus on emerging applications of Internet of Things; and contagion processes in complex networks with a focus on modeling, analysis, and control of spread of viruses, (mis)information, and opinions.

Dr. Yağan is a senior member of IEEE, and a recipient of a CIT Dean's Early Career Fellowship, an IBM Academic Award, and best paper awards in ICC 2021 and IPSN 2022.