S. Rasoul Etesami

S. Rasoul Etesami
S. Rasoul Etesami
  • Assistant Professor
(217) 300-4793
209B Transportation Building

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Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, December 2015.
  • M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, 2015.
  • M.Sc. Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, 2012.

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 2019.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sept 2017.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University and Winlab, April 2016-May 2017

Other Professional Employment

  • Research Intern, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell-Labs, NJ, USA, Summer 2015.

Graduate Research Opportunities

We are always looking for motivated graduate students with strong mathematical backgrounds. If interested, please apply directly to the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and mention my name in your application, and I will be happy to review your application during the review process.

Research Interests

  • Multiagent Network Systems
  • Game Theory and Distributed Optimization
  • Socioeconomic Behaviors and Dynamics
  • Learning in Cyber-Physical Systems

Research Areas

  • Data Analytics
  • Decision and Control Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Social, Human, and Engineering Systems

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

  • S.R. Etesami, "Potential-Based Analysis of Social, Communication, and Distributed Networks", Springer, March 2017.

Chapters in Books

  • S.R. Etesami and T. Başar. Network games. Handbook of Dynamic Game Theory, Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • S.R. Etesami, Maximizing Convergence Time in Network Averaging Dynamics Subject to Edge Removal, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Volume 32(4), pp. 2718-2744, 2022.
  • S. Arefizadeh, S. Arefizadeh, S.R. Etesami, and S. Bolouki, Robustness of Dynamics in Games: A Contraction Mapping Decomposition Approach, Automatica, September 2022 (provisionally accepted).
  • A. Rahmanian, S. Bolouki, S.R. Etesami, and A. Mohebbi, Partisan Confidence Model for Group Polarization, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), August 2022 (accepted).
  • S.R. Etesami, An Optimal Control Framework for Online Job Scheduling with General Cost Functions, Operations Research, Volume 70 (5), pp. 2674-2701, 2022.
  • S.R. Etesami, Online Assortment and Market Segmentation under Bertrand Competition with Set-Dependent Revenues, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, Volume 36(2), pp. 1436-1466, 2022.
  • T. Qin, S.R. Etesami, Optimal Online Algorithms for File-Bundle Caching and Generalization to Distributed Caching, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems, Volume 6(1), pp. 1-23, 2021.
  • S.R. Etesami, N. Kiyavash, V. Leon, H.V. Poor, Optimal Adversarial Policies in the Multiplicative Learning System with a Malicious Expert, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 16, pp. 2276-2287, 2021.
  • S.R. Etesami, Duality and Stability in Complex Multiagent State-Dependent Network Dynamics, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 58(6), pp. 3062-3091, 2020.
  • S.R. Etesami, Open-Loop Equilibrium Strategies for Dynamic Influence Maximization Game Over Social Networks, IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), Volume 6, pp. 1496 - 1500, 2021.
  • T. Qin, S.R. Etesami, A Randomized Algorithm for Generalized Accelerated Projection Method, IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 85-90, 2020.
  • S.R. Etesami, Complexity and Approximability of Optimal Resource Allocation and Nash Equilibrium over Networks, SIAM Journal on Optimization (SIOPT), Volume 30(1), pp. 885-914, 2020.
  • S.R. Etesami, W. Saad, N. Mandayam, H.V. Poor, "Smart Routing of Electric Vehicles for Load Balancing in Smart Grids”, Automatica, Volume 120, pp. 1-14, 2020.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Dynamic Games in Cyber-Physical Security: An Overview, Dynamic Games and Applications (DGAA), Volume 9, Issue 4, pp. 884–913, December 2019.
  • S.R. Etesami, A Simple Framework for Stability Analysis of State-Dependent Networks of Heterogeneous Agents. SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON), Volume 57(3), pp. 1757-1782, May 2019.
  • S.R Etesami, S. Bolouki, A. Nedich, T. Basar, H.V. Poor, Influence of Conformist and Manipulative Behaviors on Public Opinion, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS), Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 202-214, March 2019.
  • G. Rahi, S.R. Etesami, W. Saad, N. Mandayam, and H.V. Poor, Managing Price Uncertainty in Prosumer-Centric Energy Trading: A Prospect-Theoretic Stackelberg Game Approach, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids (TSG), Volume 10(1), pp. 702-713, January 2019.
  • S.R. Etesami, W. Saad, N. Mandayam, H.V. Poor, Stochastic Games for Smart Grid Energy Management with Prospect Prosumers, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), Volume 63, Issue 8, pp. 2327 - 2342, August. 2018.
  • A. Truong, S.R. Etesami, J. Etesami, N. Kiyavash, Optimal Attack Strategies against Predictors - Learning from Expert Advice, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp. 6-19, January 2018.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Pure Nash Equilibrium in A Capacitated Selfish Resource Allocation Game, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS), Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 536-547, March 2018.
  • A. Truong, S.R. Etesami, N. Kiyavash, Learning From Sleeping Experts: Rewarding Informative, Available, and Accurate Experts, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp. 77, December 2018.
  • M. Hosseini, G. Kurillo, S.R. Etesami, and J. Yu, Towards Coordinated Bandwidth Adaptations for Hundred-Scale 3D Tele-Immersive Systems, Multimedia Systems, Volume 23(4), pp. 421-434, July 2017.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Price of Anarchy and an Approximation Algorithm for the Binary-Preference Capacitated Selfish Replication Game, Automatica, Volume 76, pp. 153-163, February 2017.
  • T. Basar, S.R. Etesami, A. Olshevsky, Convergence Time of Quantized Metropolis Consensus Over Time-Varying Networks, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), Volume 61, Issue 12, pp. 4048 - 4054, December 2016.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Complexity of Equilibrium in Competitive Diffusion Games on Social Networks, Automatica, Volume 68, pp. 100-110, June 2016.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Convergence Time for Unbiased Quantized Consensus Over Static and Dynamic Networks, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), 61(2), pp. 443-455, February 2016.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Hegselmann-Krause Model for Opinion Dynamics in Finite Dimensions, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), Volume 60, Issue 7, pp. 1886-1897, July 2015.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • T. Qin, S.R. Etesami, and C.A. Uribe, Decentralized Federated Learning for Over-Parameterized Models, Proc. 61st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2022, Cancun, Mexico (to appear).
  • V. Leon, S.R. Etesami, and R. Nagi, Diffusion of Innovation under Limited-Trust Equilibrium, Proc. 61st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2022, Cancun, Mexico (to appear).
  • M. Bastopcu, S.R. Etesami, and T. Basar, The Dissemination of Time-Varying Information Over Networked Agents with Gossiping, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2022, Espoo, Finland, pp. 934-939.
  • V. Leon, S.R. Etesami, Bandit Learning for Dynamic Colonel Blotto Game with a Budget Constraint, Proc. 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2021, Austin, Texas, pp. 3818-3823.
  • T. Qin, S.R. Etesami, C.A. Uribe, Communication-Efficient Decentralized Local SGD over Undirected Networks, Proc. 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2021, Austin, Texas, pp. 3361-3366.
  • S.R. Etesami, An Optimal Control Framework for Online Job Scheduling on a Single Machine with General Cost Functions, Proc. 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2021, Austin, Texas, pp. 6690-6695.
  • S.R. Etesami, Consensus Dynamics Under Network Interruption and Effective Resistance Interdiction, Proc. 2021 American Control Conference (ACC), May 26-28, 2021, New Orleans, USA, pp. 814-819.
  • A.Truong, S.R. Etesami, and N. Kiyavash, Selective Labeling in Learning with Expert Advice, Proc. 2021 American Control Conference (ACC), May 2021, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 2537–2542.
  • Y. Ruan, A. Yekehkhani, S.R. Etesami, Online Learning for Job Scheduling on Heterogeneous Machines, Proc. 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2020, Jiju Island, South Korea, pp. 591-596.
  • S.R. Etesami, Dynamic Assortment with Limited Inventories and Set-Dependent Revenue Functions, Proc. 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2020, Jiju Island, South Korea, pp. 3567-3572.
  • S.R. Etesami, Sequential Optimization for State-Dependent Opinion Dynamics, Proc. IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Philadelphia, PA, July 10-12, 2019, pp. 754-759.
  • S.R. Etesami, W. Saad, N. Mandayam, H.V. Poor, Smart Routing in Smart Grids.Proc. 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Dec 13-15, 2017; Melbourn, Australia
  • S.R. Etesami, S. Bolouki, T. Basar, A. Nedic, Evolution of Public Opinion under Conformist and Manipulative Behaviors. Proc. 20th IFAC World Congress, (IFAC WC 2017), November 2017.
  • S.R. Etesami, S. Bolouki, A. Nedic, T. Basar, Conformity versus Manipulation in Reputation Systems. Proc. 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'16), Dec 12-14, 2016; Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • S.N. Ahmadyan, S.R. Etesami, H.V. Poor, A Random Tree Search Algorithm for Nash Equilibrium in Capacitated Sel fish Replication Games. Proc. 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'16), Dec 12-14, 2016.
  • S.R. Etesami, A. Nedic, T. Basar, Generalization of Accelerated Successive Projection Method for Convex Sets Intersection Problems. Proc. 2016 American Control Conference (ACC 2016), Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016, pp. 4422-4427.
  • S.R. Etesami, M.A. Madah-Ali, Design Cost versus Access Cost Trade-off in Distributed Storage Systems, Proc. 2016 American Control Conference (ACC 2016), Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016, pp. 5322 - 5327.
  • M. Hosseini, A. Wang, and S.R. Etesami, Energy-Budget-Compliant Cloud Video Delivery to Mobile Devices, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW), June 2015, London, UK, pp. 1794 - 1799.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, An Approximation Algorithm and Price of Anarchy for the Binary- Preference Capacitated Selfish Replication Game. Proc. 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015), Japan, Osaka, Dec 15-18.
  • T. Basar, S.R. Etesami, and A. Olshevsky, Fast Convergence of Quantized Consensus Using Metropolis Chains, Proc. 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2014, Los Angeles, CA, pp. 1458-1463.
  • S.R. Etesami and T. Basar, Complexity of Equilibrium in Diffusion Games on Social Networks, Proc. 2014 American Control Conference (ACC), June 2014, Portland, OR, pp. 2077-2082.
  • S.R. Etesami and T. Basar, Convergence Time for Unbiased Quantized Consensus, Proc. 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2013, Florence, Italy, pp. 6190-6195.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, A. Nedic, and B. Touri, Termination Time of Multidimensional Hegselmann-Krause Opinion Dynamics, Proc. 2013 American Control Conference (ACC), June 2013, Washington, DC, pp. 1257-1262.

Pending Articles

  • V. Leon, S.R. Etesami, and R. Nagi, Diffusion of Innovation over Social Networks under Limited-trust Equilibrium, June 2022.
  • T. Qin, S.R. Etesami, and C.A. Uribe, The Role of Local Steps in Local SGD, September 2022.
  • S.R. Etesami, Learning Stationary Nash Equilibrium Policies in n-Player Stochastic Games with Independent Chains via Dual Mirror Descent, July 2022.
  • T. Qin, S.R. Etesami, and C.A. Uribe. Faster Convergence of Local SGD for Over-Parameterized Models, January 2022.
  • S.R. Etesami, Maximizing Social Welfare Subject to Network Externalities: A Unifying Submodular Optimization Approach, April 2021

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, IET Smart Grid, 2018- present

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • 2022: Workshop Organizer, C3ai Digital Transformation Institute, “Data, Learning, and Markets”.
  • 2018-2022: Session Organizer and Session Chair for the Annual Allerton Conference.
  • 2020: Session co-Chair for Control and Decision Conference (CDC) "Game Theory and Learning".
  • 2021: Stream Organizer and Session Chair for Continuous and Convex Optimization in International Federation of Operation Research (IFORS).

Service on Department Committees

  • Member of Advisory Committee
  • Member of Research and Scholarly Enhancement Committee
  • Seminar Chair Organizer
  • Member of Marketing and Outreach Committee
  • Member of Graduate Committee

Service on College Committees

  • Session Organizer and Chair for the Annual Allerton Conference (CSL, UIUC, 2019, 2020).
  • Award Committee Member for the CSL Student Conference (CSL, UIUC, 2019, 2020).

Teaching Honors

  • Listed as teachers ranked as excellent in UIUC for ECE515.
  • Listed as teachers ranked as outstanding in UIUC for IE 511.
  • Listed as teachers ranked as excellent in UIUC for SE320.

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (2020)
  • Springer Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award (2017)
  • Best CSL Ph.D. Thesis Award in the College of Engineering (UIUC) (2016)
  • Member of Iran's National Elites Foundation (2009)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ECE 515 (ME 540) - Control System Theory & Design
  • IE 511 - Integer Programming
  • IE 590 - Seminar
  • IE 598 DDS - Distributed Decision Systems
  • SE 320 - Control Systems
  • SE 590 - Seminar

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