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Eubank, Stephen , Ph.D.
Faculty - Eubank, Stephen

Professor, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Deputy Director, Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics
Affiliation, Population Health Services, Vet Med

Phone: (540) 231-2504
Email: seubank@vbi.vt.edu
Fax: 540-231-2891

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    Phone: (540) 231-3270
    Email: kborkows@vbi.vt.edu
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Professional Preparation

  • University of Texas at Austin, Physics, Ph.D., 1986
  • Swarthmore College, Physics, BA, Honors, 1979
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Nonlinear Dynamics, Postdoctoral Associate, 1991
  • La Jolla Institute, Fluid Turbulence, Postdoctoral Associate, 1987

Research Interests

  • Simulating large socio-technical systems
  • Computational epidemiology
  • Scaling in complex systems
  • Network structure / graph theory


Stephen Eubank is deputy director, Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory and adjunct professor, Department of Physics. His past research includes fluid turbulence; nonlinear dynamics and chaos; time series analysis of markets (as a founder of Prediction Company); natural language processing (as Visiting Scientist at ATR in Kyoto, Japan); and simulations of large interaction-based systems. As a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he played a leading role in the development of the traffic microsimulation component of the Transportation Analysis and Simulation System (TRANSIMS), developed the Epidemiological Simulation System(EpiSims) project, and served as team leader for the Urban Infrastructure Suite (UIS), of which both TRANSIMS and EpiSims are parts. UIS is a collection of interoperable simulations of interacting infrastructures, each of which simulates the behavior of every individual in a large urban region. The goal of UIS is to model the dynamics of systems including both physical and social components.

Since arriving at VBI in January, 2005, he has pursued interests both in developing advanced technology for the study of realistic socio-technical systems and also in understanding how the dynamics of diffusive processes on networks, e.g. disease transmission, are related to the structure of the underlying networks. He is the PI on one of the research groups making up the NIH's MIDAS (Modeling Infectious Disease Agent Study) network.

Selected Publications

Eubank S, Kumar VSA, Marathe M, Srinivasan A, Wang N. Structure of social contact networks and their impact on epidemics. In: In AMS-DIMACS Special Volume on Epidemiology. Vol. 70.; 2006:181–213.

Eubank S, Guclu H, Kumar VSA, et al. Modelling disease outbreaks in realistic urban social networks. Nature. 2004;429:180–184.