November 2017: The paper “Opinion formation in Ising networks,” co-authored with M.H. Afrasiabi and S. Venkatesh was published in the Online Social Networks and Media Journal (Vol. 5, March 2018, pp. 1-22). The paper offers a possible explanation, arguably using a stylized model, for the emergence of highly polarized partisan's outcomes when party affiliation has a strong influence in how we weigh others opinions.
October2017: The paper titled “A Statistical Exploration of Protocol Adoption.” co-authored with M. Nikkhah, A. Mangal, and C. Dovrolis was published in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 25, No. 5, October 2017. The paper analyzes data from a body of IETF standards (RFCs) to try to identify factors that contribute to the success (or failure) of proposed standards.
May 2017: The paper titled “Pricing and Bidding Strategies for Cloud Computing Spot Instances” co-authored with Jiayi Song was presented at the Smart Data Pricing Workshop. The paper explores the role of spot pricing in cloud computing, and in particular under what conditions the availability of a (variable) spot pricing service can increase the cloud providers' revenue when compared to an offering that only includes a fixed price on-demand service.