Laboratory for Control, Optimization, and Power 
Research Group
Professional Activities
Awards and Honors


Selected Awards and Honors:

  1. Resonate Award, 2014 (Video: Fortune of CNN; Press Release: Reuters, Thomson Reuters, aNewDomain, CNBC, Yahoo, Bloomberg, WorldNetDaily, Market Watch,...).

  2. ONR Young Investigator Award, 2014 (see here for more details).

  3. NSF CAREER Award, 2014 (see here for more details)

  4. Google Faculty Research Award, 2013 (see here for more details).

  5. Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize (best university-wide  Ph.D. thesis at Caltech), 2011.

  6. New Face of Engineering, named by the National Engineers Week Foundation in the United States, 2011 (see link 1, link 2, or link 3  for more details).

  7. Senior Member of IEEE since July 2010.

  8. Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Master's Thesis Award (best master's thesis in the category of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering in more than 120 universities including Cornell, Harvard, Yale, McGill, and University of Toronto written in 2007-2009), 2010 (see link 1 or link 2 for more details).

  9. Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal (best campus-wide master's/Ph.D. thesis at Concordia University), 2008.

  10. F. A. Gerard Prize (best master's thesis in the school of engineering at Concordia University), 2008.

  11. Postgraduate Scholarship of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2008-2010.

  12. Silver Medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad, Romania, 1999.

  13. Gold Medal in the National Mathematical Olympiad, Iran, 1998.

  14. Best paper in session in CDC 2006, ACC 2007, ACC 2008, and ACC 2010 (twice).

  15. Elected full member of Sigma Xi Scientific Society, 2007.