My CV is also available as a pdf here. (last updated 02/01/2016)

Education

Stanford University · Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ph.D. · Sep 2011
Advisors: Sanjay Lall and Matthew West
Stanford University · Aeronautics and Astronautics
M.S. · Jun 2005
Advisors: Sanjay Lall and Matthew West
University of Toronto · Engineering Science (Aero Option)
B.A.Sc. · Jun 2003
Advisor: Gabriele D’Eleuterio

Academic Employment

Sep 2015–present University of Wisconsin–Madison
Assistant Professor · Electrical and Computer Engineering
Optimization Group · Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Nov 2012–Aug 2015 University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Researcher · Mechanical Engineering
Supervisors: Andrew Packard, Ben Recht, Kameshwar Poolla
Oct 2011–Oct 2012 Lund University, Sweden
LCCC Postdoc · Department of Automatic Control
Supervisor: Anders Rantzer
Sep 2008–Sep 2011 Stanford University
Research Assistant · Aeronautics and Astronautics
Advisor: Sanjay Lall
Jul 2006–Sep 2008 Stanford University
Research Assistant · Aeronautics and Astronautics
Advisors: Sanjay Lall and Matthew West
May 2003–Sep 2003 University of Toronto
Summer Researcher · Institute for Aerospace Studies
Supervisor: Joaquim R.R.A. Martins
May 2002–Sep 2002 University of Toronto
Summer Researcher · Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Supervisor: Jan K. Spelt

Teaching Experience

  • ECE/CS/ME 532: Theory and Applications of Pattern Recognition (UW–Madison)
    Fall 2016-17, Fall 2015-16.
  • CS/ECE/ISyE 524: Introduction to Optimization (UW–Madison)
    Spring 2016-17, Spring 2016-17.
  • EE 263s: Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems (Stanford)
    Summer 2011, Summer 2010.

Invited Talks

  • KTH, Stockholm (EE), Nov 28, 2011
  • Linköping University (ISY), Nov 30, 2011
  • MIT (LIDS), Dec 29, 2011
  • Boston University (CISE), Dec 20, 2011
  • UC Berkeley (EECS, Networking, Communications, and DSP seminar), Jan 30, 2012
  • Stanford University, Jan. 31, 2012
  • Caltech (CDS), Feb 6, 2012
  • UCLA (MAE, Systems and Control Seminar), Feb 7, 2012
  • UC Santa Barbara (CCDC Seminar), Feb 10, 2012
  • UC Berkeley (ME), Sep 31 and Aug 1, 2012
  • University of Stuttgart (MST & IST, Systems and Control Colloquium), Oct 23, 2012
  • UC Santa Barbara (CCDC Seminar), Jun 7, 2013
  • Caltech (CDS), Nov 21, 2013
  • University of Southern California (EE, ComNetS Seminar), Oct 8, 2014
  • UCLA (MAE, Systems and Control Seminar), Oct 10, 2014
  • UC San Diego, Optimization and Control Seminar, Oct 28, 2014
  • Caltech (CMS), Oct 29, 2014
  • UC Santa Barbara (CCDC Seminar), Oct 31, 2014
  • University of Maryland (ISR Seminar), Oct 30, 2015

Workshop Talks and Presentations

Awards

  • O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, 2013.
    For the paper “Optimal controller synthesis for the decentralized two-player problem with output feedback”.
    A major award recognizing the best paper at ACC 2012 in the theory category.
  • Best in Session Award, American Control Conference, 2012.
    For the paper “Optimal controller synthesis for the decentralized two-player problem with output feedback”.
  • Best in Session Award, American Control Conference, 2010.
    For the paper “Internal quadratic invariance and decentralized control”.
  • NSERC Post-Graduate Study Award, 2003–2004.
    Canadian funding to support graduate study in the USA.
  • Stanford University, Aeronautics and Astronautics Departmental Fellowship, 2003.
    Funding to support one year of tuition and expenses towards the completion of the MS degree.
  • NSERC Undergraduate Study Research Award, 2002.
    Canadian funding to support summer research work with Prof. J.K. Spelt in Toronto.
  • University of Toronto, Engineering Science Academic Excellence Award, 2002.

Professional Activities

  • Journal Reviewer: (total of 36 reviews) IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Mathematical Programming Series A and B Automatica Systems and Control Letters Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control Journal of the Optical Society of America A
  • Conference Reviewer: (total of 35 reviews) IEEE Conference on Decision and Control American Control Conference European Control Conference Indian Control Conference International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing International Conference on Machine Learning
  • Invited session organizer, 2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Session title: “Topics in Decentralized and Distributed Control”
  • Session co-chair, CDC’15, “Robust Control III” Session chair, CDC’14, “Topics in Decentralized and Distributed Control” Session co-chair, CDC’13, “Decentralized Control III” Session chair, ACC’13, “Decentralized Control I” Session co-chair, CDC’12, “Decentralized Control I”
  • Member of IEEE and SIAM