Service

Professional service activities:

Within Princeton University

·     Initiator and organizer of the first Princeton Day of Optimization (September 28, 2018)

o   Theme of the inaugural edition: Creative symbioses at the interface between optimization, control, and machine learning

o   Related news article that appeared on the Princeton University homepage

o  ~350 participants from over 50 academic and industrial institutions

·     Initiator and organizer of the Princeton Optimization Seminar

o   56 seminars held Fall 2014-Fall 2018

o   Link to past seminars.

·     On the Curriculum Committee for the Undergraduate Program of the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (headed by Prof. Peter Ramadge), Fall 2017- Present

·     On the Curriculum Committee for the Graduate Program of the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (headed by Prof. Peter Ramadge), Fall 2017- Present

·     On the Committee for SEAS-wide Senior Faculty Search in Robotics and Cyber-physical Systems, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

·     On the Executive Committee of the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Certificate Program, Fall 2018-present

·     Academic-Athletic Fellow of Princeton’s Men’s Tennis Team, 2015-present

·     Freshman Advisor and Faculty Advisor for Whitman College, 2017-2018

·     Freshman Advisor and Faculty Advisor for Whitman College, 2016-2017

·     Freshman Advisor and Faculty Advisor for Whitman College, 2015-2016

·     Participating Faculty Member of the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, 2016-Present

·     On the evaluation committee of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Innovation Funds (category: Data Science) and the “small-c centers initiative”.

·     On the PhD Final Public Oral Examination Committee of 4 graduate students from PACM, COS, and MAE

·     On the General Examination Committee of 3 graduate students from MAE and PACM

Within ORFE

·     Organizer of the ORFE Colloquium, Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

·     Developed a new undergraduate course (ORF 363) and completely redesigned a core graduate course (ORF 523)

·     Advisor of 18 undergraduate students for senior theses and 2 undergraduate students for junior theses

·     On the search committee for a junior faculty hire in Data Science, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

·     Academic advisor of ~15 undergraduate students per year

·     On the PhD Final Public Oral Examination Committee of 5 graduate students

·     On the General/Qualification Examination Committee of 9 graduate students

Within the research community at large

·     Associate Editor of Mathematics of Operations Research 

·     On the Selection Committee of the 2018 Best Student Paper Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society

·     Co-organizer of a workshop on ``Solving large-scale semidefinite programs in control, machine learning, and robotics’’ at the 2016 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (11 coordinated lectures)

o   Website: http://aaa.princeton.edu/largesdps

·     Tutorial lectures on algebraic methods in optimization

    Speaker:

o   2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation

o   2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

o   2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

    Co-organizer and speaker:

o   2017 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (on “Improving efficiency of SOS optimization: recent advances and limitations”)

o   2016 INFORMS Optimization Society Conference (on “Sum of squares hierarchies for polynomial optimization”)

o   Website: http://aaa.princeton.edu/tutorials

·     Speaker and panelist at a workshop titled “Getting your Research Funded” held by the Junior Faculty Interest Group at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting

·     Speaker and panelist at a workshop titled “Getting an NSF CAREER Award” held for junior faculty at the 2018 American Control Conference

·     On the organizing committee of the:

o   INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, 16

o   INFORMS International Conference, Cluster on Optimization, 16

·     On the technical committee of the:

o   IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 17

o   Control Systems Society: Computational Aspects of Control System Design, 16

o   5th IFAC Workshop on Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, 15

o   DIMACS Workshop on the Geometry of Distances, 16

o   IEEE Symp. on Signal and Information Processing in Finance and Economics, 13

·     Co-organizer (with Ramon van Handel) of the Julia Robinson Math Festival, Princeton University, Spring 2017

o   Program aimed at inspiring primary and middle-school students to pursue mathematics

·     Mathematics mentor at the Julia Robinson Math Festival, Princeton University,15, 16

·     Organizer of >15 technical sessions at major optimization meetings including ISMP, SIOPT, ICCOPT, INFORMS, MOPTA

·     Reviewer for Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Mathematics of Operations Research, Annals of Mathematics, Journal of the American Mathematical Society, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Cambridge University Press, and the National Science Foundation of the US and Czech Republic