Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430
Office: ECOT 335
I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Telecommunications at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
I did my doctoral work at the California Institute of Technology, and was a Research Scientist
at the same institute before joining the University of Colorado.
My research aims to build rigorous foundations and develop new methodologies in optimization,
control, game theory, and systems theory for analysis, control, and design of complex
networked systems, in particular communication/computer networks and power networks.
Problems associated with such systems are typically large, computationally hard,
and often require distributed solutions; yet they are also very structured and have features that
can be exploited. My research focuses on developing optimization and game-theoretic approaches for
such problems, and aims to develop foundational theories and tools for modeling, exploiting
structure, and modularizing and distributing the design, optimization, and control of networked
systems and protocols. A long-term research goal is to create a mathematical underpinning of
network architecture that would include a common analytical framework that integrates sensing,
computation, communication, control, and incentive, and allow rigorous analysis and systematic design
of complex networked systems.
- Optimization and control of networked systems
- Cyber-physical networks such as the smart power grid
- Communication and computer networks
- Distributed optimization and control
- Convex relaxation and parsimonious solutions
- Game theory and its engineering applications
- Theoretical foundation of complex engineering networks
- Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2015-
- Guest Editor, Special Issue on Energy and Smart Grid, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
- TPC member: INFOCOM 2012-2017, e-Energy 2017, SmartGridComm 2012-2016, WONS 2016-2017, GlobalSIP 2016, WCSP 2014-2015, ISWCS 2012, SG-COMNETS 2011
- Session organization: Sessions on power systems, the Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop, 2014; session on new control approaches for power networks, the IEEE Conference on Decision and
Control (CDC), 2014