Osman Yağan is an Associate 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. 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 is on modeling, analysis, and performance optimization of networks and computing systems, and uses tools from applied probability, data science, machine learning, and network science. Specific research topics include statistical inference and decision making, privacy-preserving data analytics, robustness of cyber-physical systems with emphasis on critical infrastructure networks, secure and reliable design of large-scale ad-hoc networks with an increasing focus on emerging applications of Internet of Things, and information and influence propagation in social networks with a recent focus on detection and mitigation of spread of misinformation. Dr. Yağan has served as a Technical Program Committee member of several international conferences including IEEE Globecom, PIMRC, ICC, and WiOpt. He is a CIT Dean's Early Career Fellow, a Senior Member of IEEE.
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