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Dr. Yousefian Receives the National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Dr. Farzad Yousefian has been an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) at OSU since August 2015. Before joining IEM, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Penn State. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois in 2013. His research focus is on the design and analysis of algorithms for addressing large-scale optimization and equilibrium problems arising from machine learning and multi-agent systems. 
 
Dr. Yousefian's research has appeared in leading journals in optimization and control, such as Mathematical Programming Automatica, and several IEEE journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
 
Dr. Yousefian has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his proposal "Advancing Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Decentralized Optimization in Complex Multi-agent Networks". With support from this NSF grant, Dr. Yousefian and his research group aim to advance the state of the art in distributed optimization by development of new models, mathematical tools, and computational methods to address emerging complex multi-agent applications over the next five years. Examples of such applications include distributed remote sensing, decentralized economic dispatch models with renewable energy, and distributed efficiency estimation in transportation networks. This award will also support increasing awareness and interest among high school students in Stillwater, formal and informal educators, and college students through several fully integrated educational and outreach activities.