Javad Ghaderi joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in July 2014. His research interests include network algorithms and network control and optimization. Dr. Ghaderi received his B.Sc. from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2006, his M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2008, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 2013, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He spent a one-year Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Columbia. He is the recipient of the Mac Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award at UIUC, and Best Student Paper Finalist at the 2013 American Control Conference.