Bahman Gharesifard
University of California, Los Angeles

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Bahman Gharesifard has been a Professor with the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2021, where he is currently the Area Director for Singals and Systems. He is also a Professor of Mathematics, currently on leave, with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, where he has been appointed since 2013. He was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow with the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control at the University of Stuttgart in 2019-2020. He held postdoctoral positions with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, San Diego 2009-2012 and with the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012-2013. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Queen's University in 2009.

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He received the 2019 CAIMS-PIMS Early Career Award, jointly awarded by the Canadian Applied & Industrial Math Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, a Humboldt research fellowship for experienced researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2019, an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement in 2019, the SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize in 2021, and the Canadian Society of Information Theory Best Paper Award in 2022. He was a finalist (as an advisor) for the Best Student Paper Award at the American Control Conference in 2017. He received the Engineering and Applied Science First Year Instructor Teaching Award in 2015 and 2017 at Queen's University. He has served on the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society 2016-2020, and is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Control System Letters and IEEE Transactions on Network Control Systems. His research interests include systems and controls, distributed control, distributed optimization, machine learning, universal approximation theory in neural networks, reinforcement learning, social and economic networks, game theory, geometric control theory, geometric mechanics, and applied Riemannian geometry.


Email: gharesifard@ucla.edu