Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (Since July 2016).

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Access (Since July 2018).

  • Associate Editor of Systems & Control Letters (Since Aug 2017)

  • Conference Editorial Board (CEB) Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

  • Associate Editor for 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2018.

  • Associate Editor for 2019 American Control Conference.

  • Associate Editor for 2018 American Control Conference.

  • Organizer of the tutorial session: “Optimization and Machine Learning: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications”, American Control Conference 2018.

  • Chair of the session: “Optimization and Machine Learning: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications”, American Control Conference 2018.

  • Organizer and chair of the session “Sparse Semidefinite Programming”, 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, 2018.

  • Co-chair of the session ‘‘Optimization III”, 55th Conference on Decision and Control, 2016.

  • Chair of the session ‘‘Control Applications and Nonlinear Control", IEEE 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, 2014.

  • Co-chair of the session ‘‘Stochastic Systems and Control", IEEE 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, 2014.

  • Tutorials and Workshops Co-Chair, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012.

  • Technical Program Committee member of the 23rd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2010, as an Associate Editor of the Control & Robotics Symposium.

  • Communications Director of IEEE, Control Systems chapter, Montreal section, 2007-2008.

  • Reviewer for several journals, including: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Automatica, IEEE Systems Journal, Journal of Control Science and Engineering, etc.

  • Member of IEEE

  • Member of Control System Society

Selected Talks:

  • Lecture: Tutorial Lecture at American Control Conference, 2018.

  • Keynote: Workshop on High-Dimensional Statistics and Random Structures, Barcelona, Spain, 2018.

  • Lecture: Tutorial Lecture at Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Argentina, 2016.

Seminars (since 2015):

  • University of Melbourne, EE, “Data-driven methods for learning sparse graphical models”, Dec 2017.

  • McGill University, EE, Oct. 2017.

  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Aug. 2017.

  • Georgia Institute of Technology IsYe, ECE, “Data-driven methods for sparse network estimation”, April 2017.

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ECE, April 2017.

  • University of California-Los Angeles, EE, March 2017.

  • University of California-Berkeley, EECS, ME, April 2017.

  • Rice University, March 2017.

  • Ohio State University, ISE, Jan. 2017.

  • University of Michigan, EECS, Jan 2017.

  • Stanford University, “Data-driven methods for sparse network estimation”, 2016.

  • California Institute of Technology, CMS, Dec. 2016.

  • University of Texas at Austin, ECE, 2016.

  • University of California-San Diego, EE, Dec. 2016.

  • New York University, Epilepsy center, 2015.

  • Princeton University, EE, “Computational Methods for Complex Systems: From Brain to Power Networks”, March 2015.

  • Johns Hopkins University, ECE, “Computational Methods for Complex Systems: From Brain to Power Networks”, March 2015.

  • Carnegie Mellon University, ECE, “Computational Methods for the Analysis and Modeling of Brain Networks”, Jan. 2015.