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
I am looking for motivated and self-driven students with a good theory/math background.
- Guohui Ding (PhD, CS)
- Zhiyuan Liu (PhD, CS)
- Fan Shen (PhD, Telecom)
- Wangshan Yang (PhD, CS)
- Na Li (PhD, CDS, Caltech, 2013)
- Chenyu Zheng (PhD, CS, 2014)
- Abhiram Yarlagadda (MS, Telecom, 2014)
- Chris Jones (MS, Telecom, 2017)
- Xinyang Zhou (PhD, Telecom, 2018)