Source: “New York Times - Electricity” by Thoka Maer.

Welcome to the NET-SCIENCE Lab.

At the NET-SCIENCE lab, we are working on building the next generation of our critical infrastructures more roubst, more reliable, more secure and more efficient through real-time smart decisions. Humans are becoming a part of the smart cities, where the Internet-of-things (IoT) devices such as connected sensors, traffic lights, and meters are used to collect and analyze data to control and improve infrastrcutures, public utilities and services to the customers. Therefore, understanding the interactions between humans, smart devices, and the infrastructures will be helpful to design more meaningful control strategies. Our goal is to understand such interactions, and use this understanding to make better design and control decisions. More specifically, we focus on efficiently analyzing different data sources such as online social network and IoT (Internet of Things) devices to predict and control events in our critical infrastrucutres. Our mission is to build a distributed platform that can optimally and efficiently analyze the big data collected from different data sources to design more reliable, more efficient, and more robust interdependent infrastructures for smart cities.

Recent News

  • Dr. Khamfroush was the winner of the 2021 Sarah Bennet Holmes Award, which is bestowed upon University of Kentucky employees who have achieved professional and personal success while promoting the growth and well-being of women at the University of Kentucky and beyond.

    March 24, 2021
  • Nathaniel's paper on behavioral information diffusion was awarded the UK CS departmental award for 2020 outstanding paper. Keep up the great work, Nathaniel!

    March 23, 2021
  • Congratulations to Minoo, Andrew, and Dr. Khamfroush on their recently-accepted paper on request offloading in edge computing systems for ICC 2021!

    January 25, 2021
  • Dr. Khamfroush's paper on service placement and request scheduling has been accepted for publication in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

    December 18, 2020

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Join the Team!

We are always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work with us. The lab is a growing and fast paced environment, and there are many interesting and challenging research problems to work on across different disciplines. Our research is interdisciplinary, we are working with researchers from many diffrent disciplines, including, public health, transporation, electrical engineering and social science. I am especially interested to work with students with background in machine learning, networking, optimization and algorithms! If you are interested and you feel like this can be a good fit for you, please send an email to, include your CV, and describe what aspect of my research is interesting to you.

**For students who are already at the University of Kentucky, stop by my office at 317 DMB during my office hours, or email me to arrange a meeting.

Notes for interested undergraduate students.

The NET-SCIENCE Lab is always looking for talented and enthusiastic undergraduate students. If you are interested in getting involved with our lab, please contact Dr. Hana Khamfroush via email (go to Contact page for details).