Curriculum Vitae

APPOINTMENTS

Research Assistant Professor, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA

Affiliation: School of Engineering and Applied Science

Appointment Duration: January 2018-May 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Affiliation: Coordinated Science Lab. (Co-advisors: Profs. Tamer Başar and Angelia Nedić)

Appointment Duration: August 2015-July 2017

Research Associate, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (Advisor: Prof. Nader Motee)

Appointment Duration: January 2014-July 2015

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Primary Fields: Automation and Control

Dissertation: Linear Consensus Algorithms: Structural Properties and Connections with Markov Chains (Advisor: Prof. Roland P. Malhamé)

Completion Date: August 2009-August 2014

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Completion Date: August 2003-August 2008

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Gold Medal, 20th National Mathematics Olympiad of Iran, September 2002

Gold Medal, 2nd Silk Road Mathematics Competition, Turkey, February 2003

Differential Tuition Fee Remission Award, École Polytechnique de Montréal, 2009-2014

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Distributed systems and control, Coordination in network systems, Central agents and coalitions, Opinion dynamics, Game Theory, Fractional-order systems

PUBLICATIONS

Please see here for the list of publications.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Title: Identifying Influential Groups in Networked Systems. Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. March 2018.

Title: Conformity versus Manipulation in Reputation Systems. 5th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory, Purdue University, IN. May 2016.

Title: Reaching an Agreement: Automatic versus Manual. Coordinated Science Lab., UIUC, IL. March 2015.

Title: Ergodicity and Class-Ergodicity of Balanced Asymmetric Stochastic Chains. Optimization Days, HEC Montréal, Montreal, CA. May 2013.

Title: A New Approach in Analysis of the Cucker-Smale Continuous Time Model. Optimization Days, HEC Montréal, Montreal, CA. May 2011.

Title: Upper and Lower Bounds for the Maximum Number of Frequencies in Oscillations Generated by Fractional Order Systems. IFAC Workshop on Fractional Differential and its Applications, Ankara, Turkey. November 2008.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society)

Session Chair:

Session Title: Analysis and Control of Complex Network Dynamics. 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Boston, MA. December 2016.

Session Title: Networked Control Systems II. 2016 American Control Conference (ACC 2016), Boston, MA. July 2016.

Session Title: Social Networks. 53rd Annual Allerton Conference (Allerton 2015), UIUC, IL. October 2015.

Session Organizer:

Session Title: Analysis and Control of Complex Network Dynamics. 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Boston, MA. December 2016.

Reviewer for Journals:

Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Systems and Control Letters, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information

Reviewer for Conferences:

Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), American Control Conference (ACC), IFAC World Congress, European Control Conference (ECC), Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED)

Judge for Best Talks/Posters:

11th CSL Student Conference, UIUC, IL. February 2016.