I am a third year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, where I am working with Ali Jadbabaie, George J. Pappas.  Here is a link to my Google Scholar profile and one to my resume.

  • Research Interests

My research interests lie on the analysis of networked dynamical systems and game theory.  Descriptive keywords: Social Networks, Information Diffusion, Product Adoption; Learning; Differential Privacy; Actuator/Sensor Placement in large-scale Networked Systems; Neural Networks.

Tools that I use come from automatic control; game theory; optimization and probability theory; linear algebra.

  • In Preparation
  • Education

Ph.D. Candidate, September 2012-present, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. Advisors: Ali Jadbabaie, George J. Pappas.

Master in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Expected: Spring 2016, GPA: 4/4.
Relevant Coursework:Linear Systems Theory, Distributed Dynamic Systems, Non-linear Systems; Elements of Probability Theory, Probability (Wharton course), Stochastic Processes (Wharton course), Statistical Learning Theory (Wharton course), Non-linear Probability (Wharton course), Information Theory; Introduction to Optimization Theory, Modern Convex Optimization;  Microeconomic Theory II (Economics course: Game Theory).

Master in Statistics, Department of Statistics, Expected: Spring 2016, GPA: 4/4.
Relevant Coursework: Elements of Probability Theory, Probability, Stochastic Processes, Statistical Learning Theory, Non-linear Probability, Information Theory; Introduction to Optimization Theory, Modern Convex Optimization.

Diploma (5-year B.Sc. degree with thesis), Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005-2012.
Thesis: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of a Competitive Diffusion Process over Social Networks.
Advisors: Evangelos Markakis, Trifon Koussiouris.
GPA: 9.54/10 (ranking 7th out of 500 students)

  • Other Academic Experience
  • Teaching
  1. Teaching Assistant for the graduate course Linear Optimization (ESE504) offered by Ali Jadbabaie (Fall 2013).
  2. Teaching Assistant for the graduate course Linear Systems (ESE500) offered by Michael Carchidi (Fall 2014).
  • Reviewer for: WINE, WWW, EC, TAMC, WADS, TAC, TNSE, ACC, GlobalSIP.
  • Other Activities

I am a runner.  I also enjoy mountaineering and practicing Kendo.