Faculty & Staff Directory
- Assistant Professor
- Center for Social Complexity
- Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation, Old Dominion University, Virginia, 2019
- M.E. in Modeling and Simulation, Old Dominion University, Virginia, 2015
- B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey, 2008
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.
I am currently working on a research project to investigate the relationship between cyber security threats and conflicts between nations. This research is conducted with cybersecurity and political science experts from the SUNY University at Albany.
I am affiliated with the Center for Social Complexity https://socialcomplexity.gmu.edu.
My research expertise heavily involves using data-driven methods to uncover real world problems of cybersecurity and urban systems. I am interested in teaching technique-related courses such as modeling and simulation and statistical modeling; and methodological courses such as engineering design.
Currently teaching: CDS 230 - Modeling and Simulation I.
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 http://hamdikavak.com/download/home_location_prediction_sbp18.pdf
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
1. Best vision paper runner-up at 16th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (2019)
2. Best poster presentation at Spring Simulation Conference (2016)