Achla Marathe

Professor

Expertise:

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1994

M.A., Economics, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1990

B.A. (Honors) Economics, Delhi University, India, 1986

Overview

My program focuses on modeling and simulation of socio-economic systems; economics of Epidemiology and Health Behavior; Wireless Spectrum Markets and Electricity Markets.

Current Projects

 

Experience

  • 2014-Present: Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, and the Biocomplexity Institute
  • 2014-Present: Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • 2005 -2014: Associate Professor, Agriculture and Applied Economics, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (new name: Biocomplexity Institute)
  • 1997-2004: Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
  • 1994-1997: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
  • 1993-1994: Consultant, International Finance Corporation, World Bank, Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

2017

Brownstein JS, Chu S, Marathe A, Marathe MV, Nguyen AT, Paolotti D, Perra N, Perrotta D, Santillana M, Swarup S, Tizzoni M, Vespignani A, Vullikanti AKS, Wilson ML, Zhang Q. Combining Participatory Influenza Surveillance with Modeling and Forecasting: Three Alternative Approaches. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2017;3(4):e83.

R Subbiah, A Pal, E Nordberg, A Marathe, M Marathe. Energy Demand Model for Residential Sector: A First Principles Approach. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Forthcoming.

N Dorratoltaj, A Marathe, B Lewis, S Swarup, S Eubank, K Abbas. Epidemiological and Economic Impact of Pandemic Influenza in Chicago: Priorities for Vaccine Interventions. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(6): e1005521, June 2017. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005521

G Kang, S Ewing-Nelson, L Mackey, J Schlitt, A Marathe, K Abbas, S Swarup. Semantic Network Analysis of Vaccine Sentiment in Online Social Media. Vaccine, vol. 35, no. 29, pp. 36213638, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.052; PMID: 28554500

2016

Barrett C, Centeno V, Eubank S, Evrenosoglu C, Marathe A, Marathe M, Mishra C, Mortveit H, Pal A, Phadke A, Thorp J, Kumar VS Anil, Youssef M (2016). Impact of a surface nuclear blast on the transient stability of the power system. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 10.1007/978-3-319-31664-2 16.

J Chen, S Chu, Y Chungbaek, M Khan, C Kuhlman, A Marathe, H Mortveit, A Vullikanti, D Xie. Effect of Modeling Slum Populations on Influenza Spread in Delhi. BMJ Open, 2016.

M, Sathappan, P Butler, RP Khandpur, P Saraf, N Self, A Rozovskaya, L Zhao, J Cadena, CT Lu, A Vullikanti, A Marathe, KM Summers, G Katz, A Doyle, J Arredondo, D Gupta, D Mares and N Ramakrishnan. EMBERS at 4 years: Experiences operating an Open Source Indicators Forecasting System. 2016. Proceedings of the 22th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, San Francisco, CA.>

K Abbas, N Dorratoltaj, A Marathe, S Swarup, B Lewis, S Eubank. Economic Evaluation of Influenza Vaccine Intervention. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, volume 45, supplement 1, 159, April 2016.

Barrett C, Centeno V, Eubank S, et al. Impact of a surface nuclear blast on the transient stability of the power system. Springer International Publishing; 2016. Critical Information Infrastructures Security.  

2015

Barrett C, Eubank S, Marathe A, Marathe M, Swarup S. Synthetic Information Environments for Policy Informatics: A Distributed Cognition Perspective. Routledge Press; 2015. Governance in the Information Era: Theory and Practice of Policy Informatics

Dorratoltaj N, Marathe A, Lewis B, Swarup S, Eubank S, Abbas K. Cost-benefit Analysis of Vaccine-based Interventions to Control Pandemic Influenza. 3rd Conference on Modeling of Infectious Diseases. Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, November 2015.

Cadena J, Korkmaz G, Kuhlman CJ, Marathe A, Ramakrishnan N, Vullikanti A (2015) Forecasting Social Unrest Using Activity Cascades. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128879

M. Yi and A. Marathe, 2015. Fairness and E_ciency of Vaccine Allocation Strategies. Value in Health. Mar;18(2):278-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2014.11.009. Epub 2015 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 25773563; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4361778

Ramakrishnan, Naren ; Lu, Chang-Tien ; Marathe, Madhav ; Marathe, Achla ; Vullikanti, Anil ; Eubank, Stephen ; Leman, Scotland ; Roan, Michael ; Brownstein, John S. ; Summers, Kristen ; Getoor, Lise ; Srinivasan, Aravind ; Choudhury, Tanzeem ; Gupta, Dipak ; Mares, David. Model-Based Forecasting of Significant Societal Events. IEEE Intelligent Systems, Issue 5,  vol. 30, 2015, Page(s): 86 – 90.

A. Adiga, R. Beckman, K. Bisset, J. Chen, Y. Chung Baek, S. Eubank, S. Gupta, M. Khan, C. Kuhlman, E. Lofgren, B. Lewis, A. Marathe, M. Marathe, H. Mortveit, E. Nordberg, C. Rivers, P. Stretz, S. Swarup, A. Wilson, D. Xie. Synthetic Populations for Epidemic Modeling. International conference on computational social sciences (ICCSS), June 8-11, Helsinki, Finland, 2015.

Abhijin Adiga, Shuyu Chu, Achla Marathe and Anil Vullikanti. Can social distancing compensate for the unvaccinated?  Annual Conference of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA), Santa Fe, NM, Oct 29-Nov, 2015.

A. Pal, M. Youssef, A. Vullikanti, A. Marathe, S. Eubank, M. Marathe, C. Barrett, J. Thorp, A. Phadke, V. Centeno, 2015. Role of Power System Relays in a Large Scale Physical Attack. 6th CRIS International Conference, June 25-27, St. Petersburg, Russia.

G. Korkmaz, J. Cadena, C. Kuhlman, A. Marathe, A. Vullikanti, N. Ramakrishnan 2015. Combining Heterogeneous Data Sources for Civil-Unrest Forecasting. Proceedings in the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Paris, August 25-28.

2014

Abdel-Hamid T., A. Marathe. T. Abdel-Hamid, Ankel F., Battle-Fisher M., Gibson B., Gonzalez-Parra G., Jalali M., Kaipainen K., Kalupahana N., Karanfil O., Marathe A., Martinson B., McKelvey K., Nath Sarbadhikari S., Pintauro S., Poucheret P., Pronk N., Qian Y., Sazonov E., Van Oorschot K., Venkitasubramanian A. and Murphy P. (2014), Public and health professionals’ misconceptions about the dynamics of body weight gain/loss, System Dynamics Review, 30(1-2): 58–76.

Barrett C., V. Centeno, S. Eubank, Y. Evrenosoglu, A. Marathe, M. Marathe, C. Mishra, H. Mortveit, A. Pal, A. Phadke, J. Thorp, A. Vullikanti, M. Youssef. Impact of a surface nuclear blast on the transient stability of the power system. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, October 13-15, 2014, Limassol, Cyprus.

Barrett C, Eubank S, Marathe A, Marathe M, Swarup S (2014) Synthetic Information Environments for Policy Informatics: A Distributed Cognition Perspective. Routledge Press.

Marathe A, Chen J, Eubank S, Liao S, Ma Y (2014) Impact of Paid Sick Leave Policy: A Social Planner's PerspectiveAmerican Journal of Public Health, 104(1): e1-e1.

Korkmaz G, Kuhlman C, Marathe A, Marathe M, Vega-Redondo F (2014) Collective Action Through Common Knowledge Using A Facebook Model. In Proceedings of The Thirteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). Paris, France, May 5-9 2014.

Ramakrishnan N, Butler P, Muthiah S, Self N, Khandpur R, Saraf P, Wang W, Cadena J, Kumar VS Anil, Korkmaz G, Kuhlman C, Marathe A, Zhao L, Hua T, Chen F, Lu C, Huang B, Srinivasan A, Trinh K, Getoor L, Katz G, Doyle A, Ackermann C, Zavorin I, Ford J, Summers K, Fayed Y, Arredondo J, Gupta D, Mares D (2014) 'Beating the news� with EMBERS: Forecasting Civil Unrest using Open Source Indicators. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. New York City, NY, August 24-27, 2014.

2013

Chandan S, Saha S, Barrett C, Eubank S, Marathe A, Marathe M, Swarup S, Kumar VS Anil (2013) Modeling the Interaction between Emergency Communications and Behavior in the Aftermath of a Disaster. In Proceedings of The International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (SBP), 7812 476-485. Washington DC, April 2-5, 2013.

Marathe A, Pan Z, Apolloni A (2013) Analysis of friendship network and its role in explaining obesity. ACM Transactions in Science and Technology (ACM-TIST), Special Issue on Social Computing, 4(3): 56:21.

Subbiah R, Lum K, Marathe A, Marathe M (2013) A High Resolution Energy Demand Model for Commercial Buildings. In Security in Critical Infrastructures Today, Proceedings of International ETG-Congress 2013; Symposium 1: , 1-6. Berlin, Germany, November 5-6, 2013.

Barrett C, Eubank S, Evrenosoglu Y, Marathe A, Marathe M, Phadke A, Thorp J, Kumar VS Anil (2013) Effects of Hypothetical Improvised Nuclear Detonation on the Electrical Infrastructure. In Security in Critical Infrastructures Today . Berlin, November 5-6, 2013.

Marathe A, Yi M (2013) Subsidized Vaccines A Policy Trap?. In INFORMS Healthcare 2013. Chicago, IL, June 23rd, 2013.

Beckman R, Channakeshava K, Huang F, Kim J, Marathe A, Marathe M, Saha S, Pei G, Kumar VS Anil (2013) Integrated Multi-Network Modeling Environment for Spectrum ManagementIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication, special issue on Network Science, 31(6): 1158-1168.

Subbiah R, Lum K, Marathe A, Marathe M (2013) Activity Based Energy Demand Modeling for Residential Buildings. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, 1-6. Washington, DC, February 24-27 2013.

Subbiah R, Lum K, Marathe A, Marathe M (2013) Activity based energy demand modeling for residential buildings. In Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2013 IEEE PES, 1-6. Washington DC, USA, February 24-27, 2013.

Yi M, Marathe A (2013) Policy Trap and Optimal Subsidization Policy under Limited Supply of Vaccines PLoS One, 8(7): e67249.

Barrett C, Bisset K, Chandan S, Chen J, Chungbaek Y, Eubank S, Evrenosoglu Y, Lewis B, Lum K, Marathe A, Marathe M, Mortveit H, Parikh N, Phadke A, Reed J, Rivers C, Saha S, Stretz P, Swarup S, Thorpe J, Vullikanti A, Xie D (2013) Planning and Response in the Aftermath of a Large Crisis: An Agent-based Informatics Framework. In Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference. Washington DC, December 8-11, 2013.

Liao S, Ma Y, Chen J, Marathe A (2013) Paid Sick-Leave: Is It a Good Way to Control Epidemics?. Complex Systems: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Springer International Publishing.

2012

Barrett C, Channakeshava K, Huang F, Kim J, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe A, Marathe M, Pei G, Subbiah B, Saha S (2012) Human Initiated Cascading Failures in Societal InfrastructuresPLoS ONE 7(10), e45406.

Liao S, Ma Y, Chen J, Marathe A (2012) Paid Sick-Leave: Is It a Good Way to Control Epidemics?. In 2nd International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications. Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 5-7, 2012.

Liao S, Ma Y, Chen J, Marathe A (2012) Paid Sick-Leave: Is It a Good Way to Control Epidemics?. In 2nd International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications. Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 5-7, 2012.


2011

Barrett C, Bisset K, Leidig J, Marathe A, Marathe M (2011) Economic and social impact of influenza mitigation strategies by demographic classEpidemics Journal, 3(1): 19-31.

Apolloni A, Marathe A, Pan Z (2011) A longitudinal view of the relationship between social marginalization and obesity. In Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction. College Park, Maryland, March 29-31, 2011.

Barrett C, Eubank S, Marathe A, Marathe M, Pan Z, Swarup S (2011) Information integration to support policy informaticsThe Innovation Journal, 16(1): Article 2.

Kim J, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe A, Pei G, Saha S, Subbiah B (2011) Impact of geographic complementarity in dynamic spectrum access. In Proceedings of IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN), 12. Aachen, Germany, May 3-6, 2011.

Boyle K, Davis G, Estabrooks P, Good D, King-Casas B, Marathe A, You W (2011) Translational Economic Research: Integrating Genetics, Neurosciences & Behavioral Sciences. Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), 31(1): 15-25.

Marathe A, Lewis B, Chen J, Eubank S (2011) Sensitivity of Household Transmission to Household Contact Structure and SizePLOS One, 6(8): e22461.

Marathe A, Lewis B, Barrett C, Chen J, Marathe M, Eubank S, Ma Y (2011) Comparing Effectiveness of Top-down and Bottom-up Strategies in Containing InfluenzaPlos One, 6(9): e25149.

Kim J, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe A, Pei G, Saha S, Subbiah B (2011) MODELING CELLULAR NETWORK TRAFFIC WITH MOBILE CALL GRAPH CONSTRAINTS. In Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference.

Mozumder P, Vasquez W, Marathe A (2011) Consumers' Preference for Renewable Energy in the Southwest USA. Energy Economics, 33(6, November): 1119-1126.

2010

Eubank S, Barrett C, Beckman R, Bisset K, Durbeck L, Kuhlman C, Lewis B, Marathe A, Marathe M, Stretz P (2010) Detail in Network Models of Epidemiology: are we there yet?Journal of Biological Dynamics, 4(5): 446-455.

Chen J, Marathe A, Marathe M (2010) Coevolution of Epidemics, Social Networks, and Individual Behavior: A Case Study. In Advances in Social Computing, 218-227. Bethesda, MD, March, 2010.

Shawky H, Marathe A (2010) Stylistic differences across hedge funds as revealed by historical monthly returns. Technology and Investment, 1(1): 26-34.

Beckman R, Channakeshava K, Huang F, Marathe A, Marathe M, Pei G, Kumar VS Anil (2010) Synthesis and analysis of spatio-temporal spectrum demand patterns: A first principles approach. In Proceedings of IEEE International New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks. Singapore, April 6-9, 2010.

Beckman R, Channakeshava K, Huang F, Marathe A, Marathe M, Pei G, Kumar VS Anil (2010) Implications of dynamic spectrum access on the efficiency of primary wireless market. In Proceedings of IEEE International New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, 1-12. Singapore, April 6-9, 2010.

Taylor C, Marathe A, Beckman R (2010) Same Influenza Vaccination Strategies but Different Outcome Across US Cities?International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 14(9): e792-e795.

Barrett C, Beckman R, Channakeshava K, Huang F, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe A, Marathe M, Pei G (2010) Cascading failures in multiple infrastructures: From transportation to communication network. In Proceedings of Interacting Critical Infrastructures for the 21st Century, 1-8. Beijing, China, September 20-22, 2010.

Barrett C, Bisset K, Leidig J, Marathe A, Marathe M (2010) An integrated modeling environment to study the coevolution of networks, individual behavior and epidemics. AI Magazine, 31(1): 75-87.

2009

Atkins K, Chen J, Kumar V, Macauley M, Marathe A (2009) Locational Market Power in Network Constrained MarketsJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 70(1-2): 416-430.

Atkins K, Chen J, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe A (2009) The structure of electrical networks: A graph theory based analysisInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructure, 5(3): 265-284.

Chen J, Macauley M, Marathe A (2009) Network Topology and Locational Market PowerComputational Economics, 34(1): 21-35.

2009

Atkins K, Barrett C, Marathe A (2009 ) A web services based artificial market. In Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 3047-3054. Austin, TX.


2009

Barrett C, Bisset K, Leidig J, Marathe A, Marathe M (2009) Estimating the Impact of Public and Private Strategies for Controlling an Epidemic: A Multi-Agent Approach. In Proceedings of 21st Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, 34-39. Pasadena, California.

2008

Atkins K, Barrett C, Beckman R, Bisset K, Chen J, Eubank S, Feng A, Feng X, Harris S, Lewis B, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe M, Marathe A, Mortveit H, Stretz P (2008) An Interaction Based Composable Architecture for Building Scalable Models of Large Social, Biological, Information and Technical SystemsCT Watch Quarterly, 4(1): 46-53.

2007

Mozumder P, Marathe A (2007) Causality relationship between electricity consumption and GDP in BangladeshEnergy Policy, 35(1): 395-402.

Atkins K, Marathe A, Barrett C (2007) A computational approach to modeling commodity marketsComputational Economics, 30(2): 125-142.

Mozumder P, Marathe A (2007) Role of Information and communication Network in Malaria SurvivalMalaria Journal, 6(136):.

2006

Atkins K, Chen J, Kumar V, Macauley M, Marathe A (2006) Locational Market Power in Power Markets. In Proceedings of 29th IAEE International Conference. Potsdam, Germany, June 7-10, 2006.

Atkins K, Chen J, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe A (2006) Structural analysis of electrical power networks. In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Critical Infrastructures. September 24-27, 2006.

Chen J, Kumar VS Anil, Marathe A, Atkins K (2006) Model Based Spatial Data Mining for Power Markets. In 6th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 06) Workshop on Spatial Data Mining.

2004

Atkins K, Barrett C, Homan C, Marathe A, Marathe M, Thite S (2004) Agent based economic analysis of deregulated electricity markets. In Proceeding of 6th IAEE European Energy Conference. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Atkins K, Barrett C, Homan C, Marathe A, Marathe M, Thite S (2004) Marketecture: A simulation-based framework for studying experimental deregulated power markets, LANL (2004). In 6th IAEE European Energy Conference, September 2-3, 2004, 04--2032. Zurich, Switzerland, September 2-3, 2004.

 

Achla Marathe, Associate Professor, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

Achla Marathe
  • 540-231-9210
  • amarathe@vt.edu
  • 1015 Life Science Circle, Room 311A
    Blacksburg, VA 24061