I obtained my B.A.Sc. at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 2008 with the highest GPA in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude). I then moved to the University of Toronto to pursue my M.A.Sc under supervision of Prof. Teng Joon Lim. My master’s research was in the area of communication theory, and my thesis was titled “Precoding and Resource Allocation for Multi-User Multi-Antenna Broadband Wireless Systems,” 2010.
Fascinated by control and decision theory, I moved in 2010 to the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to pursue my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Tamer Başar. Broadly, my current research interests span the areas of game theory, optimal control theory, dynamical systems, and nonlinear control. In particular, my PhD thesis focuses on the design of optimal, robust, and stabilizing mechanisms for multi-agent systems under practical constraints. My work finds applications in communication networks and epidemics.
In Summer 2012, I was an intern at Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, in the Network Protocols & Systems Research Group. My mentors were T. V. Lakshman and Murali Kodialam. Using game theory, we extended the Ski-Rental problem and derived new online randomized algorithms for cost optimization that combines the benefit of classical deterministic and randomized approaches. Our results can be applied to cost optimization in the cloud.