Javad Ghaderi received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2013. He is currently a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He will be with the Columbia University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering starting July 2014. His research interests include network algorithms, network control and optimization, and network information theory. While at UIUC, he has spent summers working in Qualcomm and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. 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. Javad has a M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo in 2008 and a B.Sc. from the University of Tehran in 2006, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering.