Information for Prospective Students

  • I have four open PhD positions in my group. The starting date could be as early as next Fall 2020 or Spring 2021/Fall 20201.
  • My research group conducts research in various aspects of  cyber-physical, urban infrastructure. In particular, we are interested in network theory, optimization and control of dynamic systems with applications to basic infrastructures such as sustainable energy systems (control of power networks), drinking water networks (water quality and hydraulics related problems), and traffic systems (feedback control and estimation of the next generation of transportation networks).
  • The projects in my group are financially supported by from the National Science Foundation. Research assistantships (and potentially teaching assistantships) are available for highly motivated students would would like to pursue a doctoral degree under my supervision.
  • To apply, you must have strong skills in some of the following areas.
    • Mathematics: multivariable calculus, analysis, linear algebra, probability and random variables
    • Control theory: a graduate-level understanding of linear systems theory is recommended, but hey: you can always take my class. 🙂
    • Basic background on optimization
    • Excellent programming skills
    • Good communication skills (we can always work on this together!)
    • Preference will be given to students from minority groups that are under-represented in STEM. 
  •  Please contact me at if interested. Attach your transcripts (undergrad and master’s if you have one), resume, and any publications (if you have any).