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Alan Kuhnle

Ph. D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. My Thai), member of Optima Network Science Lab, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

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Contact: kuhnle dot ufl dot edu

Short intro: Complex networks, such as the internet, power grids, and Facebook, are ubiquitous in modern society. My research studies large-scale networks and their properties; in particular, I develop scalable algorithms, capable of running on billion-scale networks, to solve (approximate) optimization problems on these networks. Example applications include vulnerability assessment and influence maximization on networks.

My Erdos number is 4 via the following path: A. Kuhnle -- T. N. Dinh -- Panos Pardalos -- Ronald Graham -- Paul Erdos.

Research interests

  • Approximation algorithms and combinatorial optimization, especially for complex networks
  • Algorithms that can run on billion-scale networks, such as large biological or social networks.
  • Dynamic networks, uncertain networks, online algorithms, adaptive algorithms

Publications

Journal articles
  1. Alan Kuhnle, Victoria G. Crawford, My T. Thai. Network Resilience and the Length-Bounded Multicut Problem: Reaching the Dynamic Billion-Scale with Guarantees. Journal Proc. ACM Meas. Anal. Comput. Syst. (POMACS), ACM 2018.
  2. Alan Kuhnle, Md A. Alim, Xiang Li, Huiling Zhang, My T. Thai. Multiplex Influence Maximization in Online Social Networks with Heterogeneous Diffusion Models. Transactions on Computational Social Systems, IEEE 2018.
  3. Alan Kuhnle, Nam P. Nguyen, Thang N. Dinh, My T. Thai. Vulnerability of clustering under node failure in complex networks. Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer 2017. [link]
  4. Alan Kuhnle, Xiang Li, J. David Smith, My T. Thai. Online set multicover algorithms for dynamic D2D communications. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Springer 2017. [link]
  5. Subhankar Mishra, Xiang Li, Tianyi Pan, Alan Kuhnle, My T. Thai. Price Modification Attack and Protection Scheme in Smart Grid. Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE 2015.
Peer-reviewed conference papers
  1. Alan Kuhnle, Victoria G. Crawford, My T. Thai. Network Resilience and the Length-Bounded Multicut Problem: Reaching the Dynamic Billion-Scale with Guarantees. International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), ACM 2018.
  2. J. David Smith, Alan Kuhnle, My T. Thai. An Approximately Optimal Bot for Non-Submodular Social Reconnaisance. Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT), ACM 2018.
  3. Tianyi Pan, Alan Kuhnle, Xiang Li, My T. Thai. Vulnerability of Interdependent Networks with Heterogeneous Cascade Models and Timescales. International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), IEEE 2018.
  4. Alan Kuhnle, Tianyi Pan, Md A. Alim, My T. Thai. Scalable Bicriteria Algorithms for the Threshold Activation Problem in Online Social Networks. International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), IEEE 2017. [link]
  5. Alan Kuhnle, Tianyi Pan, Victoria G. Crawford, Md A. Alim, My T. Thai. Pseudo-Separation for Assessment of Structural Vulnerability of a Network. International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), ACM 2017. [link]
  6. Tianyi Pan, Alan Kuhnle, Xiang Li, My T. Thai. Dynamic Propagation Rates: New Dimension to Viral Marketing in Online Social Networks. International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), IEEE 2017.
  7. Alan Kuhnle, Victoria G. Crawford, My T. Thai. Scalable and Adaptive Algorithms for the Triangle Interdiction Problem on Billion-Scale Networks. International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), IEEE 2017. (Invited to KAIS Journal Special Issue: ICDM Best Papers) [link]
  8. Huiyuan Zhang, Huiling Zhang, Alan Kuhnle, My T. Thai. Profit Maximization for Multiple Products in Online Social Networks. International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), IEEE 2016.
  9. Huiling Zhang, Alan Kuhnle, Huiyuan Zhang, My T. Thai. Detecting Misinformation in Online Social Networks Before It Is Too Late. International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), IEEE 2016.
  10. Subhankar Mishra, Xiang Li, Alan Kuhnle, My T. Thai, Jungtaek Seo. Rate Alteration Attacks in Smart Grid. International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), IEEE 2015.
  11. Md A. Alim, Alan Kuhnle, My T. Thai. Are communities as strong as we think?. International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), IEEE 2014.
  12. Alan Kuhnle, Xiang Li, My T. Thai. Online Algorithms for Optimal Resource Management in Dynamic D2D Communications. International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), IEEE 2014. (Best Paper Award)

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