Interests: I am broadly interested in theoretical and algorithmic aspects of mathematical statistics, information theory, and machine learning. The application domains that drive my research are power systems and wireless communication networks.

Short bio (curriculum vitae): I received the B.Sc. (2002) and M.Sc. (2004) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and the M.A. degree in Statistics and the Ph.D. degree (2010) in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. I was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University during 2010-2012. 

I am currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. In the past, I have served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, a Guest Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and a Guest Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. I received an NSF CAREER Award in 2016, the Jury Award for Excellence in Research in 2011 from Columbia University, and the James M . Tien '66 Early Career award from Rensselaer.

Recent publications:

  • Manuscript on causal bandits (arXiv)

  • Manuscript on best arm identification on stochastic bandits (arXiv)

  • Paper on estimating high-dimensional graphical structures (IEEE Transactions on Information Theory).

  • Paper on best arm identification in stochastic bandits (ISIT 2022)

  • Paper on adversarial bandits (NeurIPS 2021).

  • Paper on causal discovery (NeurIPS 2021).

  • Paper on active sampling over graphical models (IEEE Transactions on Information Theory).

  • Paper on multi-layer structure learning in graphical models (AISTATS 2021).

  • Paper on active sampling for sequential estimation (ICASSP 2021).

  • Paper on adaptive group testing in networks (IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing).

  • Overview paper (arXiv, Entropy) on the broadcast approach in communication networks (with Avi Steiner and Shlomo Shamai).

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