S. Rasoul Etesami

S. Rasoul Etesami

Primary Research Area

  • Decision and Control Systems

Assistant Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, 2015.

Academic Positions

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

Research Interests

  • Distributed Control and Optimization
  • Game Theory and Decision Making
  • Learning over Social Networks
  • Smart Grids

Research Areas

  • Data Analytics
  • Decision and Control Systems
  • Operations Research

Selected Articles in Journals

  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Dynamic Games in Cyber-Physical Security: An Overview, Dynamic Games and Applications, pp.1-30, 2019 (available online).
  • 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, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 202-214, March 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, 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, 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, Jan 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.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Pure Nash Equilibrium in A Capacitated Selfish Resource Allocation Game, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 536-547, March 2018.
  • 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.
  • G. Rahi, S.R. Etesami, W. Saad, N. Mandayam, H. V. Poor, Managing Price Uncertainty in Prosumer-Centric Energy Trading: A Prospect-Theoretic Stackelberg Game Approach, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 702-713, September 2017.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Convergence Time for Unbiased Quantized Consensus Over Static and Dynamic Networks, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 61(2), pp. 443-455, February 2016.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Complexity of Equilibrium in Competitive Diffusion Games on Social Networks, Automatica, Volume 68, pp. 100-110, June 2016.
  • T. Basar, S.R. Etesami, A. Olshevsky, Convergence Time of Quantized Metropolis Consensus Over Time-Varying Networks, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 61, Issue 12, pp. 4048 - 4054, December 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, Volume 60, Issue 7, pp. 1886-1897, July 2015.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • S.R. Etesami, Sequential Optimization for State-Dependent Opinion Dynamics, Proc. IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 10-12, 2019 (to appear)
  • 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
  • T. Basar, S.R. Etesami, A. Olshevsky, Fast convergence of quantized consensus using Metropolis chains. Proc. 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'14, Dec 15-17, 2014; Los Angeles, CA), pp. 1458-1463
  • 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 sh 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.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, A. Nedic, B. Touri, Termination time of multidimensional Hegselmann- Krause opinion dynamics. Proc. 2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2013, pp. 1257-1262.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, An approximation algorithm and price of anarchy for the binary- preference capacitated sel sh replication game. Proc. 54rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015), Japan, Osaka, Dec 15-18.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Complexity of equilibrium in diffusion games on social networks. Proc. 2014 American Control Conference (ACC 2014), Portland, OR, June 4-6, 2014, pp. 2077-2082.
  • S.R. Etesami, T. Basar, Convergence time for unbiased quantized consensus. Proc. 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'13, Dec 10-13, 2013; Florence, Italy), pp. 6190-6195.

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, IET Smart Grid, 2018-

Courses Taught

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