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Social Media Engineering

Irvine, CA
March 24, 2020

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Zahra Askarzadeh +1-949-***-**** 3013 Verano Road, Irvine, CA, 92617 EDUCATION

University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.85 2016 – present University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.85 2016 – 2018 Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.90 2011 – 2016 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Graduate Researcher at University of California Irvine 2016 – present Social Networks: With the rise of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and so on, social interactions and the forma- tion of opinions in large groups have been receiving increasing attention. In this research, I studied a range of nonlinear Markov chain models of social interaction for the purpose of assessing opinion evolution in social networks. I sought and developed conditions that determine when such system display oscillations, manifest chaos, or lead to a stable equilibrium that represents consensus.

Graph Theory: I present an algorithm for partitioning a given connected planar graph into three parts in order to find maximum circulation.

Researcher at Sharif University of Technology 2015 – 2016 Control Theory: I investigate the application of an active multivariable control strategy for control of the seat in order to alleviate the transmitted vibrations to the human body while driving an automobile. Robotic: Imitating hand motion of a person by NAO robot using Kinect sensor and C#program. PUBLICATIONS

Zahra Askarzadeh, et al. "Stability theory of stochastic models in opinion dynamics", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,

Zahra Askarzadeh, et al. "Opinion Dynamics over Influence Networks", 2019 American Control Conference (ACC),

Zahra Askarzadeh, Hamed Moradi. "Multivariable control of transmitted vibrations to the seat model of the human body", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics v.56, 2016 Nov, p.69(15).

Zahra Askarzadeh, et al. "Macroscopic network circulation for planar graphs", To be submitted. RELEVANT COURSES

Machine Learning Deep Learning Design and Analysis of Algorithms Statistical Methods Parameter and State Estimation Optimization Methods Networks and Control Real Analysis Optimal Control Stochastic Processes Stochastic Control Robust Control Linear Systems Advanced Dynamics Mechatronics Talks

l1 stability theory for nonlinear Markov chains: 33 rd Southern California Control Workshop, University of California Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2017.

Opinion Dynamics over Influence Networks: 2019 American Control Conference (ACC), Philadelphia, USA, 2019. Referee

IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) IFAC journal Automatica IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

American Control Conference Indian Control Conference International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems


PROGRAMMING: Matlab, Python, C#


Awarded full fellowship from University of California Irvine MAE department, 2016

Ranked among the top 15% of the undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering department at Sharif University of Technology, 2011-2015

Ranked 137th among more than 150,000 participants in National University Admission Exam

Ranked 4th among nearly 140,000 participants in Azad Universities Entrance Exam

Ranked 1

th among High school and pre-university students, 2007-2011

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