Lab Director



Babak Heydari Babak Heydari
(CV Link)

Assistant Professor
School of Systems and Enterprises
Directof of Complex Evolving Networked Systems Lab (CENS)

Contact Information

539 Babbio Center
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Email: babak.heydari@stevens.edu


Research Interests

Complex Networks, Socio-Technical Systems, Multi-Agent Systems, Emergence of Collective and Social Norms, Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation, Network Diffusion and Contagion, Data-Driven Policy Analysis, System Architecture

Education

Ph.D.: University of California at Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Minor in Economics, 2008
M.Sc.: University of California at Berkeley, Electrical Engineering, 2005
Graduate Certificate of Technology Management: HAAS Business School, UC Berkeley, 2007
B.Sc.: Sharif University of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Chemistry, 2002


Industry Experience

Senior Technical Lead, TagArray Co., Los Altos, CA, 2006-2008
Co-founder, Spantas Co., Mountain View, CA, 2008-2009


Teaching

EM451: Analysis of Networks and Strategies (Undergraduate, Designed in 2012, Last offered in Fall 2015)
EM345: Modeling and Simulation (Undergraduate, Last offered Spring 2014)
ES684: Systems Thinking (Graduate, Last offered in Spring 2016)
ES660: Multi-Agent Socio-Technical Systems (Graduate, Designed in 2014, Last offered in Spring 2015)

Funded Research Projects

NSF CAREER Award (2016-2021, PI): Architecting Products to Balance Innovation and Competition in Business Ecosystems
NSF (2015-2018, PI): Hybrid Socio-Technical Teams: A Theoretical Framework for Modeling and Design of Hybrid Networks of Human and Autonomous Agents
DARPA (2011-2014, Co-PI): Computational Systems Architecture and Emergence of Modularity
Accenture (2014-2015, PI): Spatial Diffusion of Behavioral Risk in Teenage Driving
Lokheedd Martin Corporation (2011-2012, Co-PI): Cognition-Centric Enterprises


Professional and Service Activities

Associate Editor of Wiley Journal of Systems Engineering
Associate Editor of Springer Journal of Infrastructure Complexity
Technical Chair of 4th International Engineering Systems Symposium
Technical Co-Chair of 2014 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference


Selected Recent Publications

Publications

2017

o Babak Heydari. "Resilience in Homogeneous Networks:A Strategic Network Formation Approach", (Accepted) IEEE International Workshop on Cyber Resilience Economics, QRS 2017, Prague, July 2017.

o Mohsen Mosleh and Babak Heydari. "Co-evolution of Consumer preferences in sharing economy and traditional platforms", (Accepted) 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Sciences(IC2S2), Cologne, Germany, July 2017.

o Mohsen Mosleh and Babak Heydari. "Market Evolution of Sharing Economy vs. Traditional Platforms: A Natural Language Processing Approach" (Accepted) NLP+CSS: Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Sciences at ACL, Vancouver, August 2017.

o Mohsen Mosleh and Babak Heydari. "Fair Topologies: Community Structures and Network Hubs Drive Emergence of Fairness Norms" Scientific reports 7 (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01876-0

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Kia Dalili*, Babak Heydari, Distributed or Monolithic? A Computational Architecture Decision Framework, IEEE Systems Journal, Early View, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2016.2594290 arXiv copy: 1608.00944

2016

o Abbas Ehsanfar*, Babak Heydari An Incentive Compatible Scheme for Electricity Cooperatives: An Axiomatic Approach, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, Early View, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2591507 arXiv copy: 1608.01244

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Kia Dalili*, Babak Heydari, Distributed or Monolithic? A Computational Architecture Decision Framework, IEEE Systems Journal, Early View, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2016.2594290 arXiv copy: 1608.00944

o Babak Heydari, Mohsen Mosleh*, Kia Dalili*, From Modular to Distributed Open Architectures: A Unified Decision Framework, Wiley Journal of Systems Engineering, Early View, DOI: 10.1002/sys.21348 arXiv copy: 1605.00682

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Peter Ludlow*, and Babak Heydari. "Distributed Resource Management in Systems of Systems: An Architecture Perspective." Systems Engineering, Early View, DOI: 10.1002/sys.21342 arXiv copy: 1604.02114

o Babak Heydari, Sharad Sachved, Peer Pressure: A new Analytical Model, Best's Review, July 2016 [Invited Perspective, Non-refereed, Best's Review is the Insurance Industry de-facto Journal] Link

o David A. Gianetto*, Babak Heydari. Sparse cliques trump scale-free networks in coordination and competition. Nature Scientific reports 6 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/srep21870

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Babak Heydari, Fair Topologies: Structural Drivers of Evolution of Fairness in Social Networks, 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2). 2016, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

o Peter Ludlow*, Babak Heydari, Identifying Desirable Profit-Sharing Contracts for the Medicare Bundled Payment Initiative Using Cooperative Game Theory, 5th International Engineering Systems Symposium, George Washington University, Washington DC, July 2016

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Babak Heydari, Spatial Diffusion of Risk: The Case of Risky Teenage Drivers, 5th International Engineering Systems Symposium, George Washington University, Washington DC, July 2016.

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Peter Ludlow, Babak Heydari, Resource allocation through network architecture in systems of systems: A complex networks framework, Annual IEEE Systems Conference , (SysCon), April 2016 DOI: 10.1109/SYSCON.2016.7490629

2015

o David A. Gianetto*, and Babak Heydari. "Network Modularity is essential for evolution of cooperation under uncertainty." Scientific reports 5 (2015). DOI: 10.1038/srep09340

o Babak Heydari, Mohsen Mosleh*, and Kia Dalili*. Efficient network structures with separable heterogeneous connection costs, Economics Letters 134 (2015): 82-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.06.014 arXiv copy: 1504.06634

o Babak Heydari, Kia Dalili, Emergence of Modularity in System of Systems: Complex Networks in Heterogeneous Environments, IEEE Systems Journal, 9.1 (2015), pp.223-231, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2281694

o David A. Gianetto*, and Babak Heydari. Catalysts of cooperation in system of systems: The role of diversity and network structure. IEEE Systems Journal 9, no. 1 (2015): 303-311. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2284959

o Abbas Ehsanfar*, and Babak Heydari. "Interactive Multi-Consumer Power Cooperatives with Learning and Axiomatic Cost and Risk Disaggregation." In Workshops at the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 2015

o David Gianetto*, Babak Heydari, Assessing Federal Insurance Exchange Competition Through Network Structure Properties, Informs Healthcare, Nashville, TN, 2015.

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Kia Dalili*, and Babak Heydari, Efficient Structure for Networks with Heterogeneous Connection Model, in 6th Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet 2015), New York City, New York.

2014 and earlier

o Peter Ludlow*, and Babak Heydari. The Scalpel or the Shotgun? A Study of Strategies for Boosting New Technology Adoption in Social Network Environments. Procedia Computer Science 36 (2014): 145-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.09.051

o Mosleh, Mohsen, Kia Dalili, and Babak Heydari. Optimal modularity for fractionated spacecraft: The case of system F6. Procedia Computer Science, 28 (2014): 164-170 DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.03.021

o Heydari, Babak, and Kia Dalili. Optimal System's Complexity, An Architecture Perspective. Procedia Computer Science 12 (2012): 63-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2012.09.030

o Mostashari, Ali, Roshanak Nilchiani, Mayada Omer, Nazanin Andalibi, and Babak Heydari. A cognitive process architecture framework for secure and resilient seaport operations. Marine Technology Society Journal 45, no. 3 (2011): 120-127. DOI: 10.4031/MTSJ.45.3.13

o Babak Heydari, Bridging the Gap Between Complexity Sciences and Engineering Systems using Network Sciences , 4th International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN2014, Hoboken, NJ.

o Wade, Jon, and Babak Heydari. "Complexity: Definition and Reduction Techniques." In Proceedings of the Poster Workshop at the 2014 Complex Systems Design & Management International Conference, pp. 213-26. 2014 Link

o David Gianetto*, Babak Heydari, Fear Not, Be Modular: How Network Structure Impacts Prosocial Norm Emergence ,4th International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN2014, Hoboken, NJ.

o Mohsen Mosleh*, Peter Ludlow*, Babak Heydari , Resource Sharing Mechanisms in Autonomous Systems, 4th International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN2014, Hoboken, NJ.

o Heydari, Babak, and Kia Dalili*. Dynamic modularity: A distributed decision mechanism in system of systems. In System of Systems Engineering (SoSE), 2012 7th International Conference on, pp. 398-403. IEEE, 2012

o Efatmaneshnik, Mahmoud, Roshanak Nilchiani, and Babak Heydari. From complicated to complex uncertainties in system of systems. In Systems Conference (SysCon), 2012 IEEE International, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2012. 10.1109/SysCon.2012.6189537

o Heydari, Babak, and Kia Dalili*. Modularity and Fractionation in Complex Systems: A Value-Centric Approach. In INCOSE International Symposium, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 2279-2293. 2012.

o Heydari, Babak, and Matthias Finger. Enterprise governance and boundary decisions: The case of wireless technology. In Systems Conference (SysCon), 2011 IEEE International, pp. 315-318. IEEE, 2011 10.1109/SYSCON.2011.5929118

o Heydari, Babak, Joseph Mitola, and Ali Mostashari. Cognitive context modeling in the socio-technical systems. In Systems Conference (SysCon), 2011 IEEE International, pp. 272-277. IEEE, 2011 DOI: 10.1109/SYSCON.2011.5929119

o Darabi, Hamid R., Mo Mansouri, Ali Mostashari, and Babak Heydari. Enterprise systems governance using transactional cost analysis: An agent-based framework. In Systems Conference (SysCon), 2011 IEEE International, pp. 109-114. IEEE, 2011 DOI: 10.1109/SYSCON.2011.5929093

o Heydari, Babak, and Mo Mansouri. Utra-high speed wireless technology from a system of systems perspective. In Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT), 2010 International Congress on, pp. 672-676. IEEE, 2010.

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