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Farnaz Zamani Esfahlani

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Systems Science, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
  • M.S.,Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
  • B.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Tabriz


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Indiana University Bloomington


  • Network Neuroscience
  • Network Science
  • Computational Neuroscience


  • Esfahlani, F. Z., Byrge, L., Tanner, J., Sporns, O., Kennedy, D. P., & Betzel, R. F. (2022). Edge-centric analysis of time-varying functional brain networks with applications in autism spectrum disorder. NeuroImage, 263, 119591.
  • Zamani Esfahlani, F., Faskowitz, J., Slack, J., Mišić, B., & Betzel, R. F. (2022). Local structure-function relationships in human brain networks across the lifespan. Nature communications, 13(1), 1-16.
  • Zamani Esfahlani, F., Jo, Y., Faskowitz, J., Byrge, L., Kennedy, D. P., Sporns, O., & Betzel, R. F. (2020). High-amplitude cofluctuations in cortical activity drive functional connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(45), 28393-28401.
  • Faskowitz, J., Zamani Esfahlani, F., Jo, Y., Sporns, O., & Betzel, R. F. (2020). Edge-centric functional network representations of human cerebral cortex reveal overlapping system-level architecture. Nature neuroscience, 23(12), 1644-1654.
  • Jo, Y., Zamani Esfahlani, F., Faskowitz, J., Chumin, E., Sporns, O., & Betzel, R. (2020). The diversity and multiplexity of edge communities within and between brain systems. Cell Reports.
  • Zamani Esfahlani, F., Bertolero, M. A., Bassett, D. S., & Betzel, R. F. (2020). Space-independent community and hub structure of functional brain networks. NeuroImage, 211, 116612.
  • Zamani Esfahlani, F., Visser, K.,Strauss, G., Sayama, H. A Network Based Classification Framework to Predict Treatment Response of Schizophrenia Patients. Expert Systems with Applications, 2018.
  • Strauss, G. P., Zamani Esfahlani, F., Visser, K. F., Dickinson, E. K., Gruber, J., & Sayama, H. (2019). Mathematically modeling emotion regulation abnormalities during psychotic experiences in schizophrenia. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(2), 216-233.

A complete list of publications available in Google Scholar.


Farnaz Zamani Esfahlani

Office: Gallogly Hall 307
Phone: (405) 325-6246
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