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Shahram Nosrati

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Hello everyone. I'm a PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic),Tehran, Iran. I received the BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department at K.N.Toosi's University of Technology, and the MSs in Control Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology. I'm interested in collective behavior design for multi agent systems, especially ones have intrinsic dynamics. My research activity is mainly focused on interplay between the underlying topological structure and the emergent collective behavior of complex networks and its properties such as robustness, from abstract viewpoint, especially on developing tools to model and systematic design of interaction protocols between agents residing on a network doing collectively a coordinated task. At the moment, my all research attempts is devoted to find a satisfactory answer to the main question, that is how agents with an interconnection pattern that provides them the local information about the environment can decide on their actions so to improve the global goal, or in competitive agents that have their self local goals how they can decide on their interactions so the global constraints respected. In brief, my main major in research on complex systems comes from control theoretic contexts. I am looking forward to see you all friends and to learn a lot with you in this summer. Also, I thank the SFI very much for this Summer School.


For more personal information, I am married and have tasted the smell of heaven through my two-year-old daughter, named Zahra. she spends almost my all spare time with her palying. I hope she can read her books until the year to come.


My five answers:

1. What topics do you have some expertise in and would you be willing to help others learn them? Most of my background is in the control and dynamical systems theory. I've always wanted to be an excellent one in the context, because I think it's very worthwhile in understanding of some universal aspects in natural and artficial phenamenons, such as feedback. It's difficult for me to say that how I can help others to learn somethings in this area, however I think many students have some background in this context. Nonetheless, maybe I can help interested students to know more about consensus problems and distributed coordination in multiagent systems.

2. What do you want to learn at the CSSS? My major motivation to attend the CSSS is to learn everything about complex networks, especially about interplay between interaction topology (or network structure) and emergent behaviors in complex networks, forward/inverse problems in them, emergent representation as tractable formulism for the design objectives, distributed laws for the network evolutions, robustness properties in complex networks and how we can decide on its extent. Also I want to know how we can employ chaotic dynamics in the design problems in these contexts.

3. Do you have any projects or research interests that would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach? I'd like to find a systematic approach to design collective behaviors at least as categorized ones. If we can reach this goal, to any extent, we'll have deep understanding in economic, social, and biological behaviors, and maybe some modifications in the underlying rules in our designs. it's clear that if we can share our backgrounds in these contexts together, we can discover new ways of research and new open problems in each context.

4. Do you have any ideas for what sort of project you would like to do this summer? I refered to this in answer 2.

5. Suppose you could travel one-hundred years in the future and ask researchers any three questions. What would those questions be?

1- how we can completely model the human brain?

2- is there anything similar to the human genome in artifitial complex networks?

3- is there any complete set of rules for all kinds of interplays between people and the world such that can guarantee the fairness around all the world? also do we can simulate its effects?