Francesco Sorrentino

List of Selected Publications



Journal Publications


  • Sumit Chhabria, Karen A. Blaha, Fabio Della Rossa, Francesco Sorrentino,  "Targeted Synchronization in an Externally Driven Population of Mechanical Oscillators." accepted for publication in Chaos.

  • Afroza Shirin, Fabio Della Rossa, Isaac Klickstein, John Russell, Francesco Sorrentino,  "Optimal Regulation of Blood Glucose Level in Type I Diabetes using Insulin and Glucagon ." submitted for publication. ( Download paper)

  • Isaac Klickstein and Francesco Sorrentino "Generating Symmetric Graphs. " Accepted for publication in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.

  • Isaac Klickstein and Francesco Sorrentino "Generating Graphs with Symmetry " Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.( Early Access)

  • Karen Blaha, Ke Huang, Fabio Della Rossa, Louis Pecora, Mani Hossein-Zadeh, and Francesco Sorrentino "Cluster Synchronization in Multilayer Networks: A fully analog experiment with LC Oscillators with Physically Dissimilar Coupling " submitted for publication.

  • Isaac Klickstein and Francesco Sorrentino "Optimal Input Placement in Lattice Graphs " submitted for publication.( Preprint)

  • Afroza Shirin, Isaac S. Klickstein, Feng Song, Yen Ting Lin, William S. Hlavacek, Francesco Sorrentino,  "Prediction of Optimal Drug Schedules for Controlling Autophagy." submitted for publication. ( Download paper)

  • Francesco Lo Iudice, Francesco Sorrentino, Franco Garofalo,  "On node controllability and observability in complex dynamical networks.". submitted for publication.

  • Ishan Kafle, Sudarshan Bartaula, Afroza Shirin, Isaac Klickstein, Francesco Sorrentino,  "Optimal Control of Networks in the presence of Attackers and Defenders", Chaos, 28, 051103 (2018). (Download paper)

  • I. Klickstein, F. Sorrentino, "Control Distance and Energy Scaling of Complex Networks", submitted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.

  • I. Klickstein, A. Shirin, F. Sorrentino, "Locally Optimal Control of Complex Networks", Physical Review Letters, 119, 268301, 2017. (Download paper)

  • A. B. Siddique, L. M. Pecora, Joe Hart, F. Sorrentino,  "Symmetry- and Input-Cluster Synchronization in Networks", Physical Review E, 97, 042217, 2018.

  • A. B. Siddique, L. M. Pecora, F. Sorrentino,  "Symmetries in the time-averaged dynamics of networks: reducing unnecessary complexity through minimal network models", Under review. (Download paper)

  • I. Klickstein, A. Shirin, F. Sorrentino,  "Energy Scaling of Targeted Optimal Control of Complex Networks", Nature Communications, 8, 15145 (2017). ( Download paper)

  • A. Shirin, I. Klickstein, F. Sorrentino,  "Optimal Control of Complex Networks: Balancing accuracy and energy of the control action", CHAOS, 27, 041103 (2017). (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, L. M. Pecora, "Approximate cluster synchronization in networks with symmetries and parameter mismatches", Chaos 26, 094823 (2016).

  • K. Blaha, R. Burrus, J. L. Orozco-Mora, E. Ruiz-Beltran, A. B. Siddique, V. Hatamipour, and F. Sorrentino, "Symmetry Effects on Naturally Arising Chimera States in Mechanical Oscillator Networks", Chaos 26, 116307 (2016). (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, L. M. Pecora, A. M. Hagerstrom, T. E. Murphy, R. Roy, "Complete characterization of stability of cluster synchronization in complex dynamical networks", Science Advances 2, e1501737 (2016). (Download paper)

  • F. Lo Iudice, F. Garofalo, F. Sorrentino, "Structural Permeability of Complex Networks to Control Signals", Nature Communications, 6, 8349 (2015).(Download paper)

  • L. M. Pecora, F. Sorrentino, A. M. Hagerstrom, T. E. Murphy, R. Roy, "Cluster Synchronization and Isolated Desynchronization in Complex Networks with Symmetries", Nature Communications, 5, 4079 (2014). (Download paper)

  • D. B. Larremore, W. L. Shew, E. Ott, F. Sorrentino, J. G. Restrepo, "Inhibition causes ceaseless dynamics in networks of excitable nodes", Phys. Rev. Lett., 112(2014), 138103-138103.

  • C. Williams, F. Sorrentino, T. Murphy, R. Roy, "Synchronization states and multistability in a ring of periodic oscillators", CHAOS, 23, 043117 (2013).

  • N. Bezzo, P. J. Cruz Davalos, F. Sorrentino, and R. Fierro, "Decentralized identification and control of networks of coupled mobile platforms through adaptive synchronization of chaos", Physica D, 267, Pages 94-103 (2014).

  • W. L. Ku, M. Girvan, G.-C. Yang, F. Sorrentino, E. Ott, "Modeling the dynamics of bivalent histone modifications", PLoS ONE 8(11): e77944 (2013).

  • R. Autariello, R. Dzakpasu, F. Sorrentino, "Estimating the structure of small dynamical networks from the state time evolution of one node", Phys. Rev. E, 87, 012915 (2013).

  • C. R. S. Williams, T. E. Murphy, R. Roy, F. Sorrentino, T. Dahms, and E. Scholl "Experimental Observations of Group Synchrony in a System of Chaotic Optoelectronic Oscillators", Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 064104 (2013).(Download paper)

  • D. Irving and F. Sorrentino, "Synchronization of dynamical hypernetworks: dimensionality reduction through simultaneous block-diagonalization of matrices", Phys. Rev. E, 86, 056102 (2012).(Download paper)

  • C. Williams, F. Sorrentino, T. Dahms, T. Murphy, R. Roy, E. Schoell, "Experimental realization of group synchronization", IECTP, accepted.

  • F. Sorrentino, P. De Lellis "Estimation of communication-delays through adaptive synchronization of chaos", Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 45, 35-46 (2012) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino "Synchronization of hypernetworks of coupled dynamical systems", New J. Phys., 14, 033035 (2012) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, N. Mecholsky "Stability of strategies in payoff-driven evolutionary games on networks", Chaos, 21, 033110 (2011) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, M. Porfiri "Analysis of parameter mismatches in the master stability function for network synchronization", EPL, 93, 50002 (2011) (Download paper)

  • A. B. Cohen, B. Ravoori, F. Sorrentino, T. E. Murphy, E. Ott, R. Roy "Dynamic synchronization of a time-evolving optical network of chaotic oscillators ", Chaos, 20, 043142 (2010) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, "Identification of delays and discontinuity points of unknown systems by using synchronization of chaos", Phys. Rev. E, 81, 066218 (2010) (Download paper)

  • Francesco Sorrentino, Gilad Barlev, Adam B. Cohen, Edward Ott, "The stability of adaptive synchronization of chaotic systems", CHAOS 20, 013103 (2010) (Download paper)

  • T. Murphy, A. Cohen, B. Ravoori, K. R. B. Schmitt, A. V. Setty, F. Sorrentino, C. R. S. Williams, E. Ott, R. Roy "Complex Dynamics and Synchronization of Delayed-Feedback Nonlinear Oscillators", Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 368, 343-366 (2010). (Download paper)

  • B. Ravoori, A. Cohen, A. Setti, F. Sorrentino, T. Murphy, E. Ott, R. Roy "Adaptive synchronization of coupled chaotic oscillators", Phys. Rev. E, 80, 056205, (2009)(Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, "Adaptive coupling for achieving stable synchronization of chaos", Phys. Rev. E, 80, 056206 (2009) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, Edward Ott, "Using synchronism of chaos to identify the dynamics of unknown systems", Chaos, 19, 033108, (2009) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, Edward Ott, "Using synchronism of chaos for adaptive learning of network topology", Phys. Rev. E, 79, 016201, (2009) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, Edward Ott, "Adaptive synchronization of dynamics on evolving complex networks" Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 11, 114101, (2008) (Download paper)

  • P. De Lellis, M. di Bernardo, F. Sorrentino, A. Tierno, "Adaptive Synchronization of Complex Networks" International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 85, Issue 8, 1189-1218, (2008) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, M. di Bernardo, F. Garofalo, G. Chen, "Controllability of complex networks via pinning" Phys. Rev. E, 75, 4, 046103, (2007) (Download paper)

  • M. di Bernardo, F. Garofalo, F. Sorrentino, "Effects of degree correlation on the synchronization of networks of oscillators" International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 17, 10, 3499-3506, (2007).

  • F. Sorrentino, "Effects of the network structural properties on its controllability" Chaos, 17, 033101, (2007) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, Edward Ott, "Network synchronization of groups" Phys. Rev. E, 76, 056114, (2007) (Download paper)

  • F. Sorrentino, M. di Bernardo, F. Garofalo, "Synchronizability and synchronization dynamics of complex networks with degree-degree mixing" International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 17, 7, (2007).

  • F. Sorrentino, M. di Bernardo, G.Huerta Cuellar, S.Boccaletti, "Synchronization in weighted scale free networks with degree-degree correlation" Physica D, 224, 1-2, 123-129, (2006) (Download paper)


  • Conference Publications


  • Isaac Klickstein and Francesco Sorrentino. "Control Energy of Lattice Graphs."Accepted in 2018 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Miami Beach, Florida, December 17-19, 2018. (Preprint)

  • Pankaz Das, Rezoan A. Shuvro, Zhuoyao Wang, Majeed M. Hayat, and Francesco Sorrentino. "A Data-Driven Model for Simulating the Evolution of Transmission Line Failure in Power Grids."Accepted in 2018 North America Power Symposium (NAPS), North Dakota, September 9-11, 2018.

  • Klickstein, Isaac, Ishan Kafle, Sudarshan Bartaula, and Francesco Sorrentino. "Energy scaling with control distance in complex networks."In Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2018.

  • L. Valbuena, P. Cruz, R. Figueroa, F. Sorrentino, R. Fierro, “Stable Formation of Groups of Robots via Synchronization”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, (2014).

  • I. Hussein, F. Sorrentino, and S. Erwin, “Bayesian Hybrid Estimation of LTI Networked Systems using Finite Set Statistics”, American Control Conference 2013.

  • N. Bezzo, F. Sorrentino, and R. Fierro, “Decentralized estimation of topology changes in wireless robotic networks”, American Control Conference 2013.

  • F. Sorrentino, D. Tolic, R. Fierro, S. Picozzi, J. R. Gordon, A. Mammoli “Stability Analysis of a Model for the Market Dynamics of a Smart Grid”, 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 4965-4970 (2013).

  • P. De Lellis, M. di Bernardo, F. Garofalo, S. Manfredi, F. Sorrentino, "Diffusion of innovations in a social network: the influence of network topology", Global Information Technology Management Association, 36, Naples, (2007).

  • F. Sorrentino, M. di Bernardo, D.Arrowsmith, "Communication models with distributed transmission rates and buffer sizes", IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 5047-5050, Island of Kos, Greece, (2006).

  • F. Sorrentino, M. di Bernardo, "Network structural properties, communication models and traffic dynamics", NOLTA, 659-662, Bologna, (2006).

  • Z. Fan, F. Sorrentino, M. di Bernardo, G. Chen, "State-feedback control of complex dynamical networks", NOLTA, 555-558, Bologna, (2006).

  • F. Sorrentino, F. Garofalo, M. di Bernardo, "Effects of degree correlation on the synchronizability of networks of nonlinear oscillators", Proceedings IEEE ECC-CDC'05, 4616-4621, Seville, Spain, (2005).

  • D.Arrowsmith, M. di Bernardo, F. Sorrentino, "Effects of variations of load distribution on network performance", IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 3773-3776, Kobe, Japan, (2005).

  • M. di Bernardo, F. Garofalo, S. Manfredi, F. Sorrentino, "Load distribution in small world networks", Physcon 2005, 100-105, San Pietroburgo, Russia, (2005).

  • F. Sorrentino, M. di Bernardo, F. Garofalo, "Temporal Synchronization of degree correlated networks of Roessler Oscillators", Proceedings NDES 05, Potsdam, Germany, (2005).