Electrical Engineering Department
United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
(Starting February 2016)
Phone: +1 (718) 501-2172
Website: http:www.columbia.edu ak3369
February 2016: I will be joining the United Arab Emirates University as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department.
December 2015: Presented four papers in the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Osaka, Japan:
A Fast Distributed Algorithm for Decomposable Semidefinite Programs
ADMM for Sparse Semidefinite Programming with Applications to Optimal Power Flow Problem
Transformation of Optimal Centralized Controllers Into Near-Global Static Distributed Controllers
Inverse Function Theorem for Polynomial Equations using Semidefinite Programming
December 2015: Co chaired two sessions in the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Osaka, Japan:
Computational Methods II
November 2015: I successfully defended my PhD thesis “Distributed and Large-Scale Optimization”.
November 2015: New paper Convex Relaxation for Optimal Distributed Control Problem has been conditionally accepted as a full paper for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
September 2015: Started as a visiting scholar in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at the University of California at Berkeley.
July 2015: Talk at the Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA) on A Fast Distributed Algorithm for Sparse Semidefinite Programs.
July 2015: Talk at the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) on Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for Sparse Semidefinite Programs.
May 2015: I successfully passed the PhD Thesis Proposal/Prospectus Examination.
March 2015: New paper on fast algorithms for large-scale semidefinite programs: A Fast Distributed Algorithm for Decomposable Semidefinite Programs
March 2015: New paper on distributed computation for power systems: ADMM for Sparse Semidefinite Programming with Applications to Optimal Power Flow Problem
January 2015: I passed the Doctoral Qualifying Examination which is required by the Electrical Engineering Department
August 2014: New paper to appear in Allerton 2014: Efficient Convex Relaxation for Stochastic Optimal Distributed Control Problem
January 2014: I started my PhD program in Electrical Engineering in Columbia University.
January 2014: I received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.