Postdoctoral Researchers

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Richard Zhang

PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research interests: Numerical algorithms and computational methods; power systems; power electronics

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Yi Ouyang (co-mentored with Pravin Varaiya)

PhD: University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering

Research interests: Stochastic control; reinforcement learning; nonlinear optimization; multi-agent systems

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Hamid Mahboobi

PhD: Concordia University, Electrical and Computer Engineering (NSERC Fellow)

Research interests: Control theory; optimization; sensor networks; multi-agent systems

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Cedric Josz (primary mentor: Somayeh Sojoudi)

PhD: University of Paris VI, Mathematics

Research interests: Polynomial optimization; semidefinite programming; optimal power flow; convex optimization

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Reza Mohammadi

PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering

Research interests: Statistical learning - theory and application; inference and uncertainty quantification; nonlinear optimization; energy

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Ming Jin

PhD: University of California at Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Research interests: Nonlinear optimization; data-efficient analytics; learning and control; energy

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PhD Students

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Salar Fattahi (co-advisor: Somayeh Sojoudi)

MS: Columbia University, Electrical Engineering

BS: Sharif University of Technology, Electrical Engineering

Research interests: Nonlinear optimization; numerical algorithms and complexity analysis; energy; machine Learning; distributed control

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SangWoo Park

BS: Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Engineering

Research interests: Convex optimization; numerical algorithms; energy and power systems; state estimation

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Han Feng

BS: University of Science and Technology of China, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Research interests: Convex optimization; control theory

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Igor Molybog

BS: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Control and Applied Mathematics

Research interests: Optimization; multidimensional statistics; algorithms design and analysis; learning theory

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Alumni

  • Yu Zhang (Postdoc 2016-2017, UC Berkeley): Assistant Professor, University of California–Santa Cruz

  • Ramtin Madani (PhD 2015, Columbia University): Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

  • Abdulrahman Kalbat (PhD 2015, Columbia University): Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University

  • Salar Fattahi (MS 2015, Columbia University): PhD student at UC Berkeley

  • Ghazal Fazelnia (MS 2015, Columbia University): PhD student at Columbia University

  • Morteza Ashraphijuo (MS 2016, UC Berkeley): PhD student at Columbia University