Dr. Vahid Bokharaie

Address: Max-Planck-Ring 8
72076 Tübingen
Room number: 227
Phone: +49 7071 601 1644
Fax: +49 7071 601 652
E-Mail: vahid.bokharaie


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Vahid Bokharaie

Position: Research Scientist  Unit: Logothetis Noori

I am a mathematician, a consequence of a chain of fortunate and unfortunate events. And now I work as a neuroscientist in Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics, which is a consequence of a chain of fortunate events. My decision to focus my research work on Neuroscience was motivated by a general and admittedly naive interest in the field, and also, the general feeling that much is left to be discovered in this area. But then, I was baffled to find out that in spite of all the research which is done, almost nothing is known on how the brain functions. To me, being a neuroscientists in these years is similar to being a physicist in early 20th century: (hopefully) many exciting things are about to be discovered and I am happy to be a part of it.

I have a masochistic habit of working on many different projects at the same time; a habit that it seems I cannot shake off in spite of all the ever-present feeling of being behind schedule all the time. And it is not hard to guess that working in an institute such at this and in a field such as neuroscience, I feel like a kid in a candy store. I work on quite a few projects that have little in common, except drawing my attention for some reason. But I can categorise the bitter/sweet components of my scientific life into these areas:

  • Data Science: Things I do to analyse different datasets, being PET scan, fMRI, electro-physiology, EEG or eye-tracking data. I have been planning for a while to clean up my codes and make them publicly available. But that needs the time and the patience to go through them again and comment on them and tidy them up. So, this plan is postponed on a weekly basis.
  • Complex Networks: This is a continuation of my previous work on mathematical epidemiology, now applied to a setting more suitable for neuroscience. Recently I have started a collaboration with a group in MPI for Developmental Biology, to try some of these methods on C-elegans, which a nematode worm whose neuronal network is fully mapped.
  • Synchronisation: studying the synchronisation phenomenon in the brain, its origins and its consequences.
  • Control Theory: An umbrella term for the more theoretical work I do, mostly on nonlinear dynamical systems, and more specifically on nonlinear switched systems.

I also have some hobbies, most joyous of them is photography. You can find samples of my work in here.

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Books (1):

Bokharaie VS: Uncertain Positive Systems: with applications in epidemiology, 140, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, (September-2012). ISBN: 978-3-659-25805-3

Articles (7):

Bokharaie VS, Bauweraerts P and Meyers J (December-2016) Wind-farm layout optimisation using a hybrid Jensen–LES approach Wind Energy Science 1(2) 311-325.
Bokharaie VS and Meyers J (June-2016) A Control Strategy to Maximise Energy Extraction in Windfarms 1-7 . submitted
Wirth F, Mason O, Bokharaie VS and Rami MA (November-2014) Stability Criteria for SIS Epidemiological Models under Switching Policies Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems: Series B 19(9) 2865-2887.
Bokharaie VS and Mason O (July-2014) On Delay-Independent Stability of a Class of Nonlinear Positive Time-Delay Systems IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 59(7) 1974-1977.
Bokharaie VS and Parsaee G (July-2013) An Application of Joint Spectral Radius in Power Control Problem for Wireless Communications - 1-4. submitted
Bokharaie VS, Mason O and Wirth F (December-2011) Stability and positivity of equilibria for subhomogeneous cooperative systems Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications 74(17) 6416–6426.
Bokharaie VS, Mason O and Verwoerd M (December-2010) D-Stability and Delay-Independent Stability of Homogeneous Cooperative Systems IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 55(12) 2882-2885.

Conference papers (9):

Bokharaie VS and Meyers J (March-2015) A Control Scheme to Maximise Power Generation in Off-shore windfarms, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) OFFSHORE 2015, 1-7.
Bokharaie V, Sipahi R and Milano F (April-2014) Small-Signal Stability Analysis of Delayed Power System Stabilizers, Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2014), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1-7.
Bokharaie V and Mason O (June-2013) A Robust Stability Condition for Subhomogeneous Cooperative Time-delay Systems, 2nd International Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol 2013), 1-6. submitted
Rami MA, Bokharaie VS, Mason O and Wirth FR (July-2012) Extremal norms for positive linear inclusions, 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2012), 1-8.
Bokharaie VS, Mason O and Wirth F (July-2010) On the D-Stability of Linear and Nonlinear Positive Switched Systems, 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2010), Budapest, Hungary, 795-799.
Bokharaie VS, Mason O and Wirth F (July-2010) Spread of epidemics in time-dependent networks, 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2010), Budapest, Hungary, 1717-1719.
Mason O, Bokharaie VS and Shorten R (September-2009) Stability and D-stability for Switched Positive Systems In: Positive Systems, , Third Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Positive Systems: Theory and Applications (POSTA 2009), Springer, Berlin, Germany, 101-109, Series: Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences ; 389.
Bokharaie VS and Khaki-Sedigh A (August-2006) An LMI Approach to Automatic Loop-Shaping of QFT Controllers, International Control Conference (ICC 2006), University of Strathclyde Publications, Glasgow, UK, 1-6.
Bokharaie VS and Khaki-Sedigh A (December-2003) Automatic QFT controller design using LMI theory, First African Control Conference, -.

Technical reports (1):

Bokharaie V, Carroll P, Devine M, Fennell P, Gleeson J, Hayes K, Hunter G, Idiak J, Lee W, Lynch J, Mason J, Nowotarski J, O'Connoll M, O'Sullivan D, Tomczyk J, Ward J, Yan LTA and Finn P: Electricity Exchange: Demand Side Unit performance monitoring, 687, Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry, University of Limerick: ESGI 93, (August-2013).

Posters (1):

Savic T, Gambino G, Bokharaie V, Noori H, Logothetis NK and Angelovski G (September-13-2018): Monitoring of ischemic stroke with calcium-responsive MR contrast agents, 11th Annual World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC 2018), Seattle, WA, USA.

Theses (1):

Bokharaie VS: Stability Analysis of Positive Systems with Applications to Epidemiology, Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth, (January-2012). PhD thesis

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