Dr. Hansheng Lei, Associate Professor, School of
Engineering and Computational Sciences, is visiting US Military Academy at West
Point (USMA) for his first sabatical after promotion to tenure in August 2012.
He joined the Network Science Center at USMA as a
visiting professor in June 2013 and is expected to return to UTB June 2014. The
research projects Dr. Lei is involved are
funded by the US Army and US Air Force.
With significant findings from research and
experiments, he co-authored two papers in the past six months with his
partners. One paper is titled "Power Grid Defense Against malicious
Cascading failure" and the other is "Circle-Based Tipping Cascades in
Social Networks" both accepted by
prestigious international conferences. Particularly, the discovery in the first
paper is referenced by a recent article of Foreign Policy ("Shutting Down
the Power Grid Is Way Easier Than You Think").