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Usman Khan (bio)

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tufts University


Office: 135 Halligan,
161 College Ave.,
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-5299
Email: khan AT ece DOT tufts DOT edu


Education

Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2009 (graduation photo with Prof. José Moura)
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
B.S., University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore-Pakistan, 2002

Research

My research interests lie in the areas of data and network science, systems and control, and optimization theory and algorithms with applications in autonomous multi-agent systems, Internet of Mobile Things (IoMTs), fleets of driverless vehicles, and smart-and-connected cities.

Highlights

Lead Guest Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE Special Issue on Optimization for Data-driven Learning and Control, Publication date: Late-2020
Guest Associate Editor, IEEE Letters to Control System Society Special Issue on Learning and Control, Publication date: Late-2020

Technical Area Chair, Track C: Networks, Asilomar SSC Conference, Nov. 2020

Associate Editor, IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, 2019-present
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, 2019-present
Associate Editor, IEEE Letters to Control System Society, 2018-present
Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2014-2017

Guest Professor, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, KTH Sweden, Spring 2015
NSF CAREER award, Jan. 2014

Arxiv profile
Google scholar profile
Demos from our lab: Formation flying, Target tracking, Indoor navigation

Preprints

  • Dec. 9, 2019: Variance-reduced decentralized stochastic optimization with accelerated convergence, Arxiv
  • Oct. 7, 2019: Variance-reduced decentralized stochastic optimization -- Part II: GT-SVRG, Arxiv Tufts Repository
  • Sep. 25, 2019: Variance-reduced decentralized stochastic optimization -- Part I: GT-SAGA, Arxiv
  • Jul. 2019: An introduction to decentralized stochastic optimization with gradient tracking, Arxiv

News

Misc.

An attempt at my mathematical genealogy
My Erdös number is 4 (U. Khan → Ali Jadbabaie → Pablo A. Parrilo → Persi W. Diaconis → Paul Erdös)


Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Tufts University