Nicole Abaid, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Lab

Complex Systems Laboratory

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics
  • Dynamics and control

Research Interests

  • Bioinspired mathematical modeling
  • Complex systems
  • Control theory
  • Dynamical systems
  • Information theory
  • Mechatronics
  • Network theory
  • Synchronization and consensus

Education

  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2012
  • University of Kansas: M.A., Mathematics, 2008
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: B.Sc., Mathematics, 2003

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2018
  • Popular Science "Brilliant 10," 2014

Recent Publications

Ahmadi S.F., Berrier A.S., Doty W.M., Greer P.G., Habibi M., Morgan H.A., Waterman J.H.C., Abaid N., and Boreyko J.B., 2017: “Latent heat of traffic moving from rest”, New Journal of Physics, 19, 113034.

Roy S., Abaid N., 2017: “Interactional dynamics of same-sex marriage legislation in the United States”, Royal Society Open Science, 4, 170130.

Jaramillo Cienfuegos P., Shoemaker A., Abaid N., Grange R. W., Leonessa A., 2017: “Classical and adaptive control of in vitro skeletal muscle contractions using functional electrical stimulation (FES)”, PLoS ONE, 12(3), e0172761.

Beauchene C., Abaid N., Moran R., Diana R. A., Leonessa A., 2017: “The effect of binaural beats on verbal working memory and cortical connectivity”, Journal of Neural Engineering, 14, 026014.

Lin Y., Abaid N., Mueller R., 2016: “Bats adjust their pulse emission rates with swarm size in the field”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(6), 4318-4325.

Roy S., Abaid N., 2016: “On the effect of collaborative and antagonistic interactions on synchronization and consensus in networks of conspecific agents”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 61(12), 4063-4068.

Beauchene C., Abaid N., Moran R., Diana R. A., Leonessa A., 2016: “The effect of binaural beats on visuospatial working memory and cortical connectivity”, PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166630.

Roy S., Abaid N., 2016: “Leader-follower consensus in numerosity-constrained networks with dynamic leadership”, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 26, 116309.

Orange N., Abaid N., 2015: “A transfer entropy analysis of leader-follower interactions in flying bats”, European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 224(17), 3279-3293.

Abaid N., Butail S., Porfiri M., Spinello D. 2015: “Dynamics of animal systems”, European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 224(17), 3108-3117.

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  • (540) 231-5626
  • nabaid@vt.edu
  • 320 Norris Hall
    495 Old Turner St.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061