Research Interests

I am interested in theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning, statistical learning theory, and information theory. The application domains that drive my research include communication systems and power systems.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2019 - present

Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2014 - 2018

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, 2012-2014

Postdoctoral Associate, Princeton University, 2010-2012



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Ph.D. (EE), Columbia University, 2010

M.A. (Statistics), Columbia University, 2009

M.Sc. (EE), Sharif University of Technology, 2004

B.Sc. (EE), Sharif University of Technology, 2002

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2019 - present

Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2014 - 2020

Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2013 - 2019

Associate Editor, Springer Journal of Modern Power and Clean Energy, 2018 - 2019

Associate Editor, IET Transactions on Smart Grid, 2018 - 2019

Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2016-2017

Guest Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2014-2016


Elected Member, IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee (2018-2020)

Elected Member, IEEE Signal Processing for Communications (SPCOM) Technical Committee (2018-2020)

Honors & Awards:

Summer Faculty Fellowship, AFRL (2019)

Rensselaer School of Engineering Classroom Excellence Award (2018)

Rensselaer School of Engineering Award for Research Excellence (2017)

National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2016)

IEEE Senior Member (2015)

Jury Award for Excellence in Research (2011)

Ph.D. Thesis with Distinction (2010)

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