Angelia Nedich

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Angelia  Nedich
Angelia Nedich
Associate Professor
  • Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
201 D Transportation Building
104 S. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801

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Education

  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Montenegro, Yugoslavia, 1987
  • M.S. Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1991
  • Ph.D. Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Moscow State University, 1994
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor Affiliate, Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (ECE), 2008 - present
  • Assistant Professor Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department (ISE) (full appointment), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2006 - July 2012
  • Associate Professor Affiliate, Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (ECE), 2012 - present
  • Research Associate Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), 2012 - present
  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department (ISE) (full appointment), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2012 - present
  • Associate Professor Affiliate, Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), March 2015 - present

Other Professional Employment

  • Senior Engineer, BAE Systems, Burlington, MA, Aug. 2002 – Aug. 2006

Research Interests

  • Communication networks and sensor networks
  • Optimization applications in wireless
  • Duality theory
  • Stochastic approximation algorithms
  • Variational inequalities
  • Distributed optimization
  • Convex and nonconvex optimization

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Chapters in Books

Monographs

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Pending Articles

Invited Lectures

  • February 2015, ``Distributed Optimization over Networks," invited lecture at the Oberwolfach Workshop on Control Theory: A Mathematical Perspective on Cyber-Physical Systems, Oberwolfach Mathematical Institute, Oberwolfach, Germany, February 22-28, 2015
  • March 2015, "A Lyapunov Approach to Discrete-Time Linear Consensus," WEbEx seminar series on control systems, Missouri University of Science and Technology, March 10, 2015
  • March 2015, ``Distributed Optimization in Directed Graphs: Push-Sum Based Algorithms," talk in a Featured Minisymposia on Distributed Methods for Optimization, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 14-18, 2015
  • June 2015, ``Games on Time-Varying Networks" a tutorial lecture at the Workshop on Game Models and Applications to Networked Systems, American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2015
  • July 2015, ``Random Block-Coordinate Gradient Projection Algorithms," the 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Pittsburg, PA, July 12-17, 2015
  • September 2015, ``Distributed Learning in Graphs," a plenary talk at the 5th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys'15), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, September 10-11, 2015.
  • October 2015, ``Distributed Hypothesis Testing in Networks," IMA Workshop on Distributed Control and Decision Making Over Networks, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, September 28 - October 2, 2015
  • November 2015, ``Random Block-Coordinate Gradient Projection Algorithms," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 1-4, 2015
  • December 2015, ``Distributed Stochastic Optimization under Imperfect Information," the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, Japan, December 15-18, 2015.
  • February 2016, ``Bayes' rule belongs to stochastic approximations," Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop, La Jolla, CA, January 31 - February 5, 2016
  • February 2016, ``Decentralized Hypothesis Testing on Graphs," Seminar lecture at the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, February 16, 2016
  • March 2016, ``Distributed Aggregative Games on Graphs," SVAN Workshop on Analysis and Applications of Stochastic Systems, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 28 - April 1, 2016
  • April 2016, "Decentralized Hypothesis Testing on Graphs," The 5th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, April 30 - May 1, 2016

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (2013 - 2015)
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2013 - 2015)
  • Editorial board member for SIAM Journal on Optimization (January 2013 - present)

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • Co-organizer of the ISE OptimA Conference, March 25-27, 2009
  • Co-organizer of the IMSE Summer School on Multi-Agent Networked Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 15-19 2013.
  • Organizing Committee Member of the IPAM Workshop on "Stochastic Gradient Methods," Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) UCLA, February 24-28, 2014, http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/sgm2014/
  • Co-Chair of the 52nd Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, October 1-3, 2014
  • Organizer of a workshop on Games and Dynamics at the 2015 American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, July 1–3, 2015; workshop day June 30, 2015
  • Chair of the 53rd Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, September 30 -October 2, 2015.

Other Scholarly Activities

  • An external examiner for the PhD thesis defense of Konstantinos Tsianos, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 2013 (advisor Prof, M. Rabbat)
  • An external examiner for the PhD thesis defense of Sadegh Bolouki, Ecole Politechnique, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, August 2014 (advisor Prof. R. Malhame)
  • An external examiner for the PhD thesis defense of Mojtaba Soltanalian, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, October 2014 (advisor Prof. P. Stoica)
  • An invited panel member at the USC Workshop on Future Directions in Networks, Optimization and Controls, December 18, 2014, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, http://ee.usc.edu/future_directions/
  • An external examiner for the PhD thesis defense of Karla Kvaternik, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 2015 (advisor Prof. L. Pavel)
  • The opponent of the PhD defense of Euhanna Ghadimi, Department of Automatic Control, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, April 2015 (advisor Prof. M. Johansson)
  • An external member of the PhD thesis committee of Shahin Shahrampour, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, June 2015 (advisor Prof. A. Jadbabaie), defended August 2015
  • An external member of the PhD thesis committee of Jinming Xu, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 2016 (advisor Prof. Y.-C. Soh)

Professional Societies

  • Member of INFORMS
  • Member of IEEE CSS
  • Member of SIAM Society
  • Member of Mathematical Programming Society

Other Outside Service

  • The co-chair of the 52nd Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing, Allerton House, Monticello, Illinois, October 1-3, 2014.
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2015 American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, July 1-3, 2015
  • Member of the Conference Editorial Board for the 14th European Control Conference (ECC) 2015, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, July 15-17, 2015.
  • Member of the International Program Committee of NecSys'15, the 5th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, September 10-11, 2015, web: http://necsys2015.seas.upenn.edu/committees.html
  • Member of the technical program committee for IEEE CAMSAP 2015, the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), Cancun, Mexico, December 13-16, 2015
  • The IEEE Control Systems Society Liaison Representative at INFORMS 2015-present
  • The chair of the 53rd Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing, Allerton House, Monticello, Illinois, September 30-October 2, 2015.
  • Invited to a planning meeting for Optimization Program at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Research Triangle Park, Raleigh - Durham, North Carolina, November 16, 2015

Honors

  • Donald Biggar Willett Scholar of Engineering Award 2013 from the UIUC College of Engineering (January, 2013)
  • The Best Theoretical Paper of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference (December 2013)
  • One of the recipients of Dean's Award for Excellence in Research in 2015 (April 27, 2015)

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award 2007 in Operations Research

Courses Taught

  • GE 320 - Control Systems
  • GE 494 - Senior Engineering Project I
  • IE 411 - Optimization of Large Systems
  • IE 521 - Convex Optimization
  • IE 598 - Distributed Optimization