I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSD. I am also affiliated with the Center for Machine Intelligence, Computing & Security and the Center for Energy Research. My research interests broadly lie in machine learning, dynamical systems and control, and optimization. My lab focuses on various aspects of creating intelligent systems, with an emphasis on principled learning and control algorithms for sustainable energy/power systems and autonomous systems.
Before joining UCSD, I was a postdoc fellow in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department at Caltech from 2020-2021, working with Adam Wierman and Anima Anandkumar. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington, advised by Baosen Zhang.
For Prospective Students and Postdocs
We are looking for highly motivated and self-driven Ph.D. students and postdoctoral candidates with a strong mathematical background and foundation in machine learning, control, and energy systems. Both theoretical and empirical research is carried out in the group and students who can build bridges between the two, and also between different disciplines will be a good fit here. There are also a small number of positions for master/undergraduate research.
[2021/12] Our paper: “Training Certifiably Robust Neural Networks with Efficient Local Lipschitz Bounds” is presented at NeurIPS 2021.
[2021/10] New paper on "Stability Constrained Reinforcement Learning for Real-Time Voltage Control" is available online. We incorporate constraints from Lyapunov theory to reinforcement learning that ensures stability of the learned policy, and demonstrate its performance for voltage control in power systems.
[2021/05] Our paper: “Safe Reinforcement Learning of Control-affine Systems with Vertex Networks” is presented at the 3rd Annual Learning for Dynamics & Control conference (L4DC).
[2021/05] Our paper: “Stable Online Control of Linear Time-varying Systems” is presented at the 3rd Annual Learning for Dynamics & Control conference (L4DC).