Prof. Lavaei Receives ONR Young Investigator Award

April 19, 2014

Prof. Javad Lavaei has received an ONR YIP Award for his proposal entitled "Graph-Theoretic Algorithm for Solving Polynomial Optimization with Applications to Energy Systems and Distributed Control Systems". Javad aims to develop a graph-theoretic algorithm for general nonlinear optimization problems, which may be deployed for a variety of real-world problems such as cooperative control of multi-vehicle systems, coordination of autonomous vehicles, formation flying of unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed control and optimization for electrical power networks, logistics, and nonlinear system identification for the oceans and atmosphere. ONR has selected a total of 24 YIP winners this year from nearly 280 candidates. More information can be found at on the ONR website.