Hamdi Kavak

Hamdi Kavak

Hamdi Kavak

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor at the Computational and Data Sciences department at George Mason University (GMU). I design data-driven computational models to tackle domain-specific problems in cybersecurity and urban systems. My primary research tools are modeling and simulation, machine/statistical learning, and network science or some combination of those. 

I am currently working on a research project to investigate the relationship between cyber security threats and conflicts between nations. In addition to that, I am teaching CDS 230 - Modeling and Simulation I.

Selected Publications

1. Temporal and Spatiotemporal Investigation of Tourist Attraction Visit Sentiment on Twitter
J.J. Padilla, H. Kavak, C.J. Lynch, S.Y. Diallo, R.J. Gore, 
PLOS One, 2018, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198857 

2. Fine-Scale Prediction of People's Home Location using Social Media Footprints H. Kavak, Vernon-Bido and J.J. Padilla 
SBP-BRIMS Conference 2018, Washington, DC, July 10-13, 2018 

3. Big Data, Agents, and Machine Learning: towards A Data-Driven Agent-based Modeling Approach
H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, C.J. Lynch, and S.Y. Diallo
51st Annual Simulation Symposium, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 2018, doi: 10.22360/SpringSim.2018.ANSS.021

4. The Spread of Wi-Fi Router Malware Revisited
H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, D. Vernon-Bido, R.J. Gore, and S.Y. Diallo
20th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, Virginia Beach, VA, April 23-26, 2017 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316527645_The_Spread_of_Wi-Fi_Router_Malware_Revisited