Curriculum Vitae

APPOINTMENTS


Assistant Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
—  Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­—  Appointment Duration: September 2018-Present

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

Visiting Scholar / Postdoctoral 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, 2002
Gold Medal, 2nd Silk Road Mathematics Competition, Turkey, 2003
Full Scholarship and International Differential Tuition Fee Exemption Award, École Polytechnique de Montréal, 2009-2014
Alien of Extraordinary Ability, whatever that means from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services point of view, 2016

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Machine Learning, Network Science, Game Theory

PUBLICATIONS


Please see here for the list of publications.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES


Fall 2016: ECE 515 (Univ. Of Illinois) — Control System Theory & Design — cross-listed as ME 540
Spring 2019: ECE 055 (TMU) — Multivariable Feedback Control
Fall 2019: ECE 212 (TMU) — Special Topics: Lectures on Network Systems
Fall 2019: ECE 055 (TMU Online Education) — Multivariable Feedback Control
Spring 2020: ECE 055 (TMU) — Multivariable Feedback Control
Spring 2020: ECE 218 (TMU) — Special Topics: Introduction to Reinforcement Learning

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


Committee Chair/Member
—  Chair of Membership Development Committee, IEEE Iran Section. Since 2019.
—  Member of Executive Committee, IEEE Iran Section. Since 2019.

Conference Organizing
—  Session Title: Distributed Control, Computation and Optimization of Large-Scale Networks. 56th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017), Melbourne, Australia. December 2017.
—  Session Title: Analysis and Control of Complex Network Dynamics. 56th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017), Melbourne, Australia. December 2017.
—  Session Title: Analysis and Control of Complex Network Dynamics. 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Las Vegas, NV. December 2016.

Session Chair
—  Session Title: Analysis and Control of Complex Network Dynamics. 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Las Vegas, NV. 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.

Reviewer for Journals
—  IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Automatica, Siam Journal on Control and Optimization, Systems and Control Letters, IEEE Control Systems Letters.

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).

Selected Talks
—  Title: Input Centrality in Networked Systems. Department of Automatic Control, EECS KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. December 2018.
—  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, USA. April 2016.
—  Title: Reaching an Agreement: Automatic versus Manual. Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, IL, USA. 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 Exist in Oscillations Generated by Fractional Order Systems. 3rd IFAC Workshop on Fractional Diff. and Its Applications, Ankara, Turkey. November 2008.