Laboratory for Control, Optimization, and Power

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Javad Lavaei

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Columbia University

Email: lavaei (at) ee.columbia.edu

Office: CEPSR 810 (Schapiro)

Phone: 212-854-6165

Brief Biography

Javad Lavaei works on various interdisciplinary problems in control theory, optimization, networks, power systems, and distributed computation.

News

  • October 2014: Talks at UC Berkeley and Stanford (slides)

  • September 2014: Organizer of a full-day symposium for 7-10th grade students (see here)

  • August 2014: A short video explaining my research on power systems (thanks to Resnick Institute)

  • August 2014: Slides for my talk at MOPTA (Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications, Lehigh University) and PES General Meeting: click here

  • August 2014: Salar Fattahi joined our research group.

  • August 2014: Our collaborative project with UT Austin was funded by NSF EPCN.

  • July 2014: Our OPF solver posted online. It may be used to find a global or near-global solution for a large-scale optimal power flow problem (click here).

  • July 2014: Our ODC solver posted online. It may be used to find a global or near-global optimal distributed controller (click here).

  • July 2014: Co-organizing the panel “The Future of OPF Algorithms” for IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2014.

  • June 2014: Talks at Google, New York Independent System Operator, and UC Berkeley (see the slides here)

  • May 2014: I was invited to participate in National Academy of Engineering’s 2014 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

  • April 2014: I received the ONR YIP Award (read more here).

  • April 2014: Talks at NYU, Iowa State University, and IBM Ireland (see the slides here)

  • January 2014: I received the NSF CAREER Award (read more here).

  • January 2014: Gahzal Fazelnia is one of the 10 students in the US and Canada to receive the highly competitive 2014 Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship.

  • January 2014: Abdulrahman Kalbat joined our research group.

  • December 2013: Talks at UCLA, Google, and IBM (new results on three problems of low-rank LMI, polynomial optimization and distributed control; see the slides here)

  • September 2013: I will serve as a co-chair for the symposium “Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing” in SmartGridComm 2014.

  • August 2013: Talk at ABB (new results on penalized SDP for power optimization; see the slides here)

  • August 2013: Ghazal Fazelnia joined our research group.

  • August 2013: I received Google Faculty Research Award for my energy optimization work (read more here).

  • August 2013: The paper “Optimal Decentralized Control Problem as A Rank-Constrained Optimization” to appear in Allerton 2013.

  • July 2013: To learn about my current research, please read here.

  • July 2013: Appointed as a Conference Editorial Board (CEB) Associated Editor for European Control Association

  • July 2013: Member of the program committee for Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 2014.

  • July 2013: Our invited session “Control and Optimization for Smart Grid” got accepted for IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013.

  • June 2013: Appointed as a Conference Editorial Board (CEB) Associated Editor for IEEE Control Systems Society

  • May 2013: Member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, Symposium: Smart Grid Services and Management Models

  • May 2013: Member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, Symposium: Support for Storage, Renewable Resources and Micro-grids

  • May 2013: Member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, Symposium: The Whole Picture - Sense, Communicate, Compute, Control

  • Mar 2013: Two talks at University of Wisconsin–Madison: Optimization (Slides) and Power (Slides)

  • Jan 2013: Talks at Caltech, UC Berkeley and Stanford (Slides)

  • Jan 2013: Ramtin Madani joined my research group

  • Jan 2013: Member of the International Program Committee for 2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control.

  • Dec 2012: Associate editor for [http:www.tandfonline.comloitssc

  • Dec 2012: Members of International Program Committee for European Control Conference 2013

  • Dec 2012: Talk at CDC 2012 in the workshop “Robust and Stochastic Control Methods for Sustainable Engineering”