- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (minor in Mathematics), MIT, September, 2011.
- S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 2008.
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2006.
- B.S. in Mathematics, University of Maryland, 2006.
- Google Faculty Research Award (2016)
- NSF CAREER (2016-2021)
- Best SICON Paper Prize (2015)
For one of two most outstanding papers in SIAM J. on Control and Optimization during 2013-2015.
- Princeton University's Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award (2016) for excellence in research and teaching.
- Teaching Award of the Princeton Engineering Council (2014)
For ORF 363/COS323, "Computing and Optimization"
- AFOSR YIP (2014-2017)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award (AF career award)
- INFORMS Computing Society Prize (2012)
For best series of papers at the interface of Operations Research and Computer
- IBM Watson Herman Goldstine Fellowship in
Mathematical Sciences (2012,2013)
Awarded annually to at most two candidates in all areas of mathematical and
Only one fellowship awarded in 2012.
- Best Paper Award (2013)
30th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Junior Oberwolfach Fellowship (2015)
Junior Oberwolfach Fellowship (2014)
Travel Award (2012-2014)
- Best Student-Paper Award Finalist, 47th IEEE Conference on Decision
and Control (2008)
- Young Engineer Prize, 1st Place Award, Washington Society
of Engineers (2006)
- Best undergraduate technical paper, 1st Prize, District of Columbia
Council of Eng. (2006)
Current research interests:
- Optimization: algebraic methods in optimization, semidefinite programming, polynomial optimization.
- Computational aspects of dynamics and control: Lyapunov theory and optimization-based algorithms for robustness and stability analysis.
- Algorithms and complexity: Computational complexity in numerical optimization, convex relaxations in combinatorial optimization.
- I am also interested in applications of these tools to semialgebraic problems in systems theory, statistics, robotics, and economics.
Here are some high-level articles about some aspects of my research:Curriculum Vitae:
(not fully complete, and may be outdated)