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- Ph.D., Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology (2011)
- M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University (2007)
Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2003)
Javad Lavaei works on various interdisciplinary problems in power systems, networks, communications, circuits, distributed computation and control. His current research is focused on the optimization techniques specialized for energy systems (e.g., smart grids) with the aim of solving hard nonconvex problems, such as the 50-year-old optimal power flow problem.
Matt Kraning, Eric Chu, Javad Lavaei and Stephen Boyd, "Message Passing for Dynamic Network Energy Management," Submitted for publication.
Javad Lavaei, David Tse and Baosen Zhang, "Geometry of Power Flows in Tree Networks," in IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2012.
Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Network Topologies Guaranteeing Zero Duality Gap for Optimal Power Flow Problem," Submitted for publication (click here for the conference version appeared in 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting).
Javad Lavaei and Steven Low, "Zero Duality Gap in Optimal Power Flow Problem," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 92-107, 2012.
Javad Lavaei, "Zero Duality Gap for Classical OPF Problem Convexifies Fundamental Nonlinear Power Problems," in American Control Conference, 2011.
Javad Lavaei and Richard M. Murray, "Quantized Consensus by Means of Gossip Algorithm," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 19-32, 2012.
Javad Lavaei and Richard M. Murray, "Quantized Consensus via Adaptive Stochastic Gossip Algorithm," inProc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009.
Javad Lavaei, "Decentralized Implementation of Centralized Controllers for Interconnected Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 1860-1865, 2012 (a longer version of the paper is available here).
Javad Lavaei, Ahmadreza Momeni and Amir Aghdam, "A Model Predictive Decentralized Control Scheme With Reduced Communication Requirement for Spacecraft Formation", IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 268-278, Feb. 2008.
Javad Lavaei and Aydin Babakhani, "Design of Passively Controllable Smart Antennas for Wireless Sensor Networks," Submitted for publication.
Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "'Passively Controllable Smart Antennas," in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, Florida, 2010.
Aydin Babakhani, Javad Lavaei, John C. Doyle and Ali Hajimiri, "Finding Globally Optimum Solutions in Antenna Optimization Problems," in IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Toronto, Canada, 2010.
Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "Solving Large-Scale Hybrid Circuit-Antenna Problems," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 374-387, Feb. 2011.
Javad Lavaei, John C. Doyle and Steven Low, "Utility Functionals Associated With Available Congestion Control Algorithms," IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Diego, California, 2010.