This page shows my up-to-date publication list, links to papers, and BibTex citation information. Since my contributions mainly target improving the intersection of simulation modeling and data science, I submit papers to conferences and journals that focus on the advancement of the methods rather than domain-specific advancements.

Journals | Conferences | Other Publications | Papers In Progress

Journal Papers

  1. Temporal and Spatiotemporal Investigation of Tourist Attraction Visit Sentiment on Twitter (among the top 10% most cited PLOS ONE papers published in 2018)
    J.J. Padilla, H. Kavak, C.J. Lynch, S.Y. Diallo, R.J. Gore,
    PLOS One, 2018, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198857
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  2. Applying Statistical Debugging for Trace Validation of Agent-Based Models
    R.J. Gore, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak
    SIMULATION: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2016, doi:10.1177/0037549716659707
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  3. Towards a World Wide Web of Simulation
    S.Y. Diallo, R.J. Gore, J.J. Padilla, H. Kavak, C.J. Lynch
    The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 2015, doi:10.1177/1548512915621974
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  4. Semi-Automated Initialization of Simulations: An Application to Healthcare.
    J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, H. Kavak, O. Sahin, J.A. Sokolowski and R.J. Gore
    The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 2015, doi:10.1177/1548512915570143
    [Paper] [BibTex]

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Simulating Urban Patterns of Life: A Geo-Social Data Generation Framework
    J-S. Kim, H. Kavak, U. Manzoor, A. Crooks, D. Pfoser, C. Wenk and A. Züfle
    2019 ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference, Chicago, IL, July 10-13, 2018
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  2. Location-Based Social Simulation (Best vision paper runner-up)
    H. Kavak, J-S. Kim, A. Crooks, D. Pfoser, C. Wenk and A. Züfle
    16th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2019), Vienna, Austria, August 19-21, 2019
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  3. Advancing simulation experimentation capabilities with runtime interventions
    J-S. Kim, H. Kavak, U. Manzoor and A. Züfle
    2019 Spring Simulation Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 29 - May 01, 2019
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  4. Fine-Scale Prediction of People’s Home Location using Social Media Footprints
    H. Kavak, D. Vernon-Bido and J.J. Padilla
    SBP-BRIMS Conference 2018, Washington, DC, July 10-13, 2018
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  5. Big Data, Agents, and Machine Learning: towards A Data-Driven Agent-based Modeling Approach
    H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, C.J. Lynch, and S.Y. Diallo
    51st Annual Simulation Symposium, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 2018, doi: 10.22360/SpringSim.2018.ANSS.021
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  6. Assessing the Impact of Cyberloafing on Cyber Risk
    D. Vernon-Bido, G. Grigoryan, H. Kavak, and J.J. Padilla
    51st Annual Simulation Symposium, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 2018, doi: 10.22360/SpringSim.2018.ANSS.020
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  7. Storytelling and Simulation Creation
    J.J. Padilla, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, Shawn Evett, Devon Nelson, Calvin Carson, and Joshua del Villar
    Winter Simulation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6, 2017, pp. 4288-4299
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  8. Incorporating Sound Cues in Simulations
    J. Deuro, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, and J.J. Padilla
    Winter Simulation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6, 2017, pp. 4209-4219
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  9. Identifying Unexpected Behaviors of Agent-based Models through Spatial Plots and Heat Maps
    C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, D. Vernon-Bido, and R.J. Gore
    Swarmfest 2017, Suffolk, VA, August 11-13, 2017
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  10. The Spread of Wi-Fi Router Malware Revisited
    H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, D. Vernon-Bido, R.J. Gore, and S.Y. Diallo
    20th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, Virginia Beach, VA, April 23-26, 2017
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  11. Using Simulation Games for Teaching and Learning Discrete-Event Simulation
    J.J. Padilla, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, S.Y. Diallo, R.J. Gore, A. Barraco, and B. Jenkins
    2016 Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, December, 11-14, 2016, pp. 3375-3384
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  12. Towards Modeling Factors that Enable an Attacker
    D. Vernon-Bido, J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, H. Kavak, and R.J. Gore
    Summer Simulation Conference Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 24-27, 2016
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  13. A characterization of cybersecurity simulation scenarios
    H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, D. Vernon-Bido, S.Y. Diallo, and R.J. Gore
    19th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, Pasadena, CA, April 3-6, 2016
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  14. Modeling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) for Education: Learning STEM Concepts through Simulation Use and Building
    J.J. Padilla, E. Romero-Hall, S.Y. Diallo, A. Barraco, H. Kavak, C.J. Lynch, R.J. Gore, and M. Sheth-Chandra
    2015 Summer Simulation Conference, Chicago, IL, July, 26-29, 2015
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  15. Cloud-based Simulators: Making Simulations Accessible to Non-Experts and Experts Alike
    J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, A. Barraco, H. Kavak, and C.J. Lynch.
    2014 Winter Simulation Conference, Savannah, GA, December, 7-10, 2014, pp. 3630-3639
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  16. Leveraging Social Media Data in Agent-based Simulations.
    J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, H. Kavak, O. Sahin, and B. Nicholson.
    47th Annual Simulation Symposium, Tampa, FL, April 13-16, 2014
    [Paper] [BibTex]

Other Publications (non-peer reviewed)

  1. Procedural City Generation Beyond Game Development
    J-S Kim, H. Kavak and A. Crooks
    SIGSPATIAL Special, Volume 10 Issue 2, doi:10.1145/3292390.3292397
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  2. Human Mobility Simulation Framework Using Big Data and Agents (Best presentation award)
    H. Kavak and J.J. Padilla
    2016 Spring Simulation Conference, Poster Session and Student Colloquium, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.4179.7522
    [Poster]

  3. A Data-Driven Spatial Agent-based Simulation Application with In-memory Caching Support
    H. Kavak and J.J. Padilla
    2017 Spring Simulation Conference, DEMO Session
    [Paper]

Papers in Progress

  1. An Evolution of Verification Perspectives, Characteristics, and Challenges in Modeling and Simulation w/ C.J. Lynch, S.Y. Diallo, and J.J. Padilla
    Submitted to PLOS ONE

  2. Simulation for Cybersecurity: State of the Art and Future Directions. Kavak et al.
    Submitted to the Journal of Cybersecurity (Oxford University Press).

  3. An Empirical Investigation on How Modelers Learn to Create Simulation. H. Kavak et al. Submitted to Spring Simulation Conference 2020.

  4. Verification and Validation as a Service. H. Kavak et al.