Degrees & Accolades:

Engineering & Applied Science (First Year Instructor Teaching Award, 2014 & 2016)

Postdoc (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012-13)
Postdoc (University of California, San Diego, 2009-12)
Ph.D. (Queen's University, 2009)
M.Sc. (Shiraz University, 2005)
B.Sc. (Shiraz University, 2002)

Research Profile:

My general research interests lie within the areas of systems and controls and its intersections with a variety of subjects in mathematics. My recent research is focused on distributed control and optimization, where the control input is generated in a decentralized manner, by a group of individuals each with limited information about the state of the system. I also work on nonlinear stabilization and geometric control theory, and have a broad interest in Riemannian geometry and geometric mechanics. My research has intersections with network sciences and graph theory, stochastic processes, algorithm design, machine learning, social and economic networks, and game theory.