I am an Assistant Professor at The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and the director of MINDS Group. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral scholar at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. I received my PhD and MSE degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UT Austin in 2020 and 2016, and my BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2014.

MINDS Group has an opening for a postdoctoral postion on optimization for distributed machine learning. Please see here for more details.

Watch my talk on Privacy-Preserving Federated Learning at Federated Learning One World (FLOW) Seminar

Research Interests

My research interests include the study of Machine Learning, Online Learning, Learning in Games, and Networked/Distributed Decision-Making from the perspective of optimization. In doing so, we design efficient algorithms with mathematical guarantees to render practical deployment of learning-based systems possible under a variety of considerations such as limited resources, and adversarial attacks (see the Research tab for more details and the Publication tab for a complete list of my papers).

Recent News

  • March 2023: I am giving an invited talk on “Theory-guided Methods for Private Federated Learning” at SIAM CSE
  • February 2023: Our papers “Communication-Constrained Exchange of Zeroth-Order Information with Application to Collaborative Target Tracking” and “Accelerated Decentralized Stochastic Non-Convex Optimization over Directed Networks” are accepted to ICASSP 2023
  • February 2023: I am giving an invited talk on “No-Regret Learning in Dynamic Stackelberg Games” at ITA 2023
  • January 2023: Our paper “Randomized Greedy Algorithms for Sensor Selection in Large-Scale Satellite Constellations” is accepted to ACC 2023
  • December 2022: I am co-organizing four invited sessions on Distributed Learning and Decision Making at ITA 2023

For the full list of news please check the News tab.

Selected Publications

For the full list of publications please check the Publication tab.