I am an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in Harvard University and a faculty associate in the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE). I received the Ph.D. degree in Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS) in 2013 from California Institute of Technology. Then I did one year postdoctoral research in Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) in Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
My research lies in the design, analysis, optimization and control of distributed network systems, with particular applications to power networks and systems biology/physiology. The goal is to develop foundational theories and tools to exploit real world system structures that can lead to computationally efficient and distributed solutions, and apply them to improve systems operations and architecture. My research has been interdisciplinary in nature, exploiting the structures using domain specific modeling and mathematical tools including data analysis, game theory, optimization, information theory, dynamical systems, and control.