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 Preprints:

  1. Ramtin Madani, Ghazal Fazelnia, Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Finding Low-rank Solutions of Sparse Linear Matrix Inequalities using Convex Optimization," Preprint, 2014.
  2. Ghazal Fazelnia, Ramtin Madani and Javad Lavaei, "Optimal Distributed Control Problem as A Rank-Constrained Optimization," Preprint, 2014.
  3. Ramtin Madani, Ghazal Fazelnia, Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Rank-2 Solution for Semidefinite Relaxation of Arbitrary Polynomial Optimization Problems," Preprint, 2014.
  4. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Semidefinite Relaxation for Nonlinear Optimization over Graphs with Application to Power Systems," Preprint, 2013.
  5. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Convexification of Generalized Network Flow Problem with Application to Power Systems," Preprint, 2013.
  6. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Network Topologies Guaranteeing Zero Duality Gap for Optimal Power Flow Problem," Preprint, 2012.

 Journal Papers:

  1. Ramtin Madani, Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks," To appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2014.
  2. Matt Kraning, Eric Chu, Javad Lavaei and Stephen Boyd, "Dynamic Network Energy Management via Proximal Message Passing," Foundations and Trends in Optimization, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1-54, 2014.
  3. 3. Javad Lavaei, David Tse and Baosen Zhang, "Geometry of Power Flows and Optimization in Distribution Networks," IEEE Transactions on Power System, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 572-583, 2014.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Javad Lavaei, "Decentralized Implementation of Centralized Controllers for Interconnected Systems,"  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 1860-1865, 2012   (a longer version of the paper is available here).
  8. Javad Lavei and Somayeh Sojoudi, “Time Complexity of Decentralized Fixed Mode Verification,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 55, no. 4,  pp. 971-976, Apr. 2010.
  9. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi and Amir G. Aghdam, “Pole Assignment with Improved Control Performance by Means of Periodic Feedback,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 248-252, Jan. 2010.
  10. Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, “Performance Improvement of Robust Controllers for Polynomially Uncertain Systems,” Automatica, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 110-115, Jan. 2010.
  11. Somayeh Sojoudi, Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, “Robust Controllability and Observability Degrees of Polynomially Uncertain Systems,” Automatica, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2640-2645, Nov. 2009.
  12. Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, “Overlapping control design for multi-channel systems,” Automatica, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 1326-1331, May 2009.
  13. Javad Lavaei, Ahmadreza Momeni and Amir Aghdam, "LQ Suboptimal Decentralized Controllers with Disturbance Rejection Property for Hierarchical Systems", International Journal of Control,  vol. 81, no. 11, pp. 1720-1732, Nov. 2008.
  14. Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, "Stabilization of decentralized control systems by means of periodic feedback," Automatica, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 1120-1126, Apr. 2008.
  15. Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, "Robust Stability of LTI Systems over Semi-Algebraic Sets using Sum-of-Squares Matrix Polynomials," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 417-423, Feb. 2008.
  16. 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.
  17. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Control of Continuous-Time LTI Systems by Means of Structurally Constrained Controllers," Automatica, vol. 44, no. 1, Jan. 2008. 
  18. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "A Graph Theoretic Method to Find Decentralized Fixed Modes of LTI Systems,"  Automatica, vol. 43, no. 12, pp. 2129-2133, Dec. 2007.
  19. Somayeh Sojoudi, Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, "Robust Stabilizability Verification of Polynomially Uncertain LTI Systems,"  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 1721-1726, Sep. 2007.
  20. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "High-Performance Decentralized Control Design for General Interconnected Systems with Applications in Cooperative Control," International Journal of Control, vol. 80, no. 6, pp. 935-951, Jun. 2007.
  21. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Simultaneous LQ Control of a Set of LTI Systems using Constrained Generalized Sampled-Data Hold Functions," Automatica, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 274-280, Feb. 2007.
  22. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Optimal Periodic Feedback Design for Continuous-Time LTI Systems with Constrained Control Structure," International Journal of Control, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 220-230, Feb. 2007.

  Conference Papers:

  1. Javad Lavaei, "Optimal Decentralized Control Problem as A Rank-Constrained Optimization" Allerton 2013.
  2. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "On the Exactness of Semidefinite Relaxation for Nonlinear Optimization over Graphs: Part I," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013.
  3. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "On the Exactness of Semidefinite Relaxation for Nonlinear Optimization over Graphs: Part II," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013.
  4. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Convexification of Generalized Network Flow Problem with Application to Power Systems," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013 (invited paper).
  5. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, “Study of Nonlinear Power Optimization Problems using Algebraic Graph Theory", CAMSAP, 2013.
  6. Ramtin Madani, Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks," Asilomar 2013 (invited paper).
  7. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Convexification of Optimal Power Flow Problem by Means of Phase Shifters," IEEE SmartGridComm 2013.
  8. Somayeh Sojoudi, Ramtin Madani and Javad Lavaei, "Low-Rank Solution of Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem," IEEE SmartGridComm 2013.
  9. Javad Lavaei, David Tse and Baosen Zhang, "Geometry of Power Flows in Tree Networks," in IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2012.
  10. Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, "Physics of Power Networks Makes Hard Optimization Problems Easy To Solve," IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2012.
  11. Javad Lavaei and Somayeh Sojoudi, "Competitive Equilibria in Electricity Markets with Nonlinearities," To appear in American Control Conference, 2012.
  12. Javad Lavaei, Anders Rantzer and Steven Low, "Power Flow Optimization Using Positive Programming," in 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011.
  13. Javad Lavaei, "Zero Duality Gap for Classical OPF Problem Convexifies Fundamental Nonlinear Power Problems,"  in American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, 2011.
  14. Somayeh Sojoudi, Javad Lavaei and Richard M. Murray, "Fault-Tolerant Controller Design with Applications in Power Systems and Synthetic Biology,"  in American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, 2011.
  15. Javad Lavaei and Steven Low, "Convexification of Optimal Power Flow Problem," in Forty-Eighth Annual Allerton Conference, 2010 (invited paper).
  16. Javad Lavaei and Steven Low, "Relationship Between Power Loss and Network Topology in Power Systems,"  in Proc. 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010.  
  17. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi and Richard M. Murray, "Synthesis of Embedded Control Systems with High Sampling Frequencies," in Proc. 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010.  
  18. Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "'Passively Controllable Smart Antennas,"   in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, Florida, 2010.
  19. 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.
  20. Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "Programmable Antenna Design Using Convex Optimization," in 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 2010 (invited paper).
  21. Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "A Study of Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation Systems Using Convex Optimization," in American Control Conference, Baltimore, 2010.   
  22. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi and Richard M. Murray, "Simple Delay-Based Implementation of Continuous-Time Controllers," in American Control Conference, Baltimore, 2010.   
  23. 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.   
  24. Javad Lavaei, "A New Decentralization Technique for Interconnected Systems,"  in Proc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009. 
  25. Javad Lavaei and Richard M. Murray, "Quantized Consensus via Adaptive Stochastic Gossip Algorithm,"  in Proc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009. 
  26. Javad Lavaei, John C. Doyle and Steven Low, "Congestion Control Algorithms from Optimal Control Perspective,"  in Proc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009.   
  27. Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "Solving Large-Scale Linear Circuit Problems via Convex Optimization,"  in Proc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009.   
  28. Somayeh Sojoudi, Javad Lavaei  and Amir G. Aghdam, "Controllability and Observability of Uncertain Systems: A Robust Measure," in Proc. 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, 2009.    
  29. Javad Lavaei and Richard M. Murray, "On Quantized Consensus by Means of Gossip Algorithm--Part I: Convergence Proof,"  American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2009. 
  30. Javad Lavaei and Richard M. Murray, "On Quantized Consensus by Means of Gossip Algorithm--Part II: Convergence Time," American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2009. 
  31. Javad Lavaei and Somayeh Sojoudi, "Complexity of Checking the Existence of a Stabilizing Decentralized Controller," American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2009. 
  32. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "LQ Robust Controllers for Polynomially Uncertain Systems,"  in Proc. 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, 2008.
  33. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Decentralized Pole Assignment for Interconnected Systems,"  in Proc. 2008 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2008.
  34. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi and Amir Aghdam, "Rational Optimization using Sum-of-Squares Techniques," in Proc. 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, 2007.
  35. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi and Amir Aghdam, "Pole Assignment with Improved Control Performance by Means of Periodic Feedback,"   in Proc.  46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, 2007.  
  36. Javad Lavaei, Ahmadreza Momeni and Amir Aghdam, "A Near-Optimal Decentralized Servomechanism Controller for Hierarchical Interconnected Systems,"  in Proc. 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, 2007.
  37. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Characterization of Decentralized and Quotient Fixed Modes Via Graph Theory," in Proc. 2007 American Control Conference, New York, NY, 2007.
  38. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "On Structurally Constrained Control Design with a Prespecified Form," in Proc. 2007 American Control Conference, New York, NY, 2007. 
  39. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi and Amir Aghdam, "Stability Criterion for General Proper Systems with Constrained Control Structure," in Proc. 2007 American Control Conference, New York, NY, 2007.
  40. Javad Lavaei, Ahmadreza Momeni and Amir Aghdam, "A Cooperative Model Predictive Control Technique for Spacecraft Formation Flying," in Proc. 2007 American Control Conference, New York, NY, 2007.
  41. Somayeh Sojoudi, Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Optimal Information Flow Structure for Control of Interconnected Systems,"  in Proc. 2007 American Control Conference, New York, NY, 2007.
  42. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Robust Stability of LTI Discrete-Time Systems using Sum-of-Squares Matrix Polynomials,” in Proc. 2006  American Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2006.
  43. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "High-Performance Simultaneous Stabilizing Periodic Feedback Control with a Constrained Structure," in Proc. 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2006.
  44. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Optimal Generalized Sampled-Data Hold Functions with a  Constrained    Structure," in Proc. 2006  American Control Conference ,  Minneapolis , MN, 2006.
  45. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Decentralized Control Design for Interconnected Systems Based on A Centralized Reference Controller," in Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  46. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "Elimination of Fixed Modes by Means of High-Performance Constrained Periodic Control," in Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  47. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "A Necessary and Sufficient Condition for Robust Stability of LTI Discrete-Time Systems Using Sum-of-Squares Matrix Polynomials," in Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  48. Javad Lavaei and Amir Aghdam, "A Necessary and Sufficient Condition for the Existence of a LTI Stabilizing Decentralized Overlapping Controller," in Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  49. Javad Lavaei, Ahmadreza Momeni  and Amir Aghdam, "High-Performance Decentralized Control for Formation Flying with Leader-Follower Structure," in Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, 2006.

  Books:

  1. Somayeh Sojoudi, Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, “Structurally Constrained Control: Analysis and Synthesis,” Springer, 2011.

  2. Javad Lavaei and Amir G. Aghdam, "Decentralized Control of Interconnected Systems," VDM Verlag, 2008.

  3. Javad Lavaei, Hossein Shafiee Zadeh and Masoud Shadnam, "Learning Advanced Mathematics: Roadmap for Participation in   Olympiad," Alavi Publication, 2003 (in Persian). 

  Book Chapter:

  1. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi, and Amir G. Aghdam, “Robust Control of Large-Scale Systems: Cost-Effective Information Flow Structure,” Efficient Modeling and Control of Large-Scale Systems, Mohammadpour and Grigoriadis Editors, Springer, 2010.

  Theses:

  1. Javad Lavaei, "Large-Scale Complex Systems: From Antenna Circuits to Power Grids", Ph.D. Thesis, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, May 2011.
  2. Javad Lavaei, "High-Performance Robust Decentralized Control of Interconnected Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, Department of  Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, October 2006.

  Technical Reports:

  1. Javad Lavaei, Aydin Babakhani, Ali Hajimiri and John C. Doyle, "Design of Passively Controllable Smart Antennas for Wireless Sensor Networks,"  Technical Report.
  2. Javad Lavaei, Somayeh Sojoudi and Richard M. Murray, "Delay-Based Controller Design for Continuous-Time and Hybrid Applications,"  Technical Report.