Current CODES Lab Members

Xiangyu Meng
Postdoctoral Associate,
Division of Systems Engineering

Xiangyu’s research interests are in the development of distributed control, estimation, and optimization algorithms for multi-agent systems, and wireless sensor networks and exploring tradeoffs between performance and energy efficiency.

Rebecca Swaszek
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Rebecca’s research interests include the model and control of transportation systems in an event-driven manner with applications to “smart” cities.

Yue Joyce ZhangYue Joyce Zhang
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Yue’s research interests include optimization, optimal control of hybrid systems and big data analytics, with applications to intelligent transportation systems.

Rui ChenRui Chen
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Rui’s interests are in the development of models and methods for traffic systems with performance guarantees and applications to Traffic Light Control.

Nan Zhou

Nan Zhou
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Nan is interested in developing distributed algorithms for multi-agent systems with applications to smart cities.

Arian Houshmand
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Arian’s research interests include developing and implementing of novel routing and control algorithms for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles in smart cities.

Selected Recent CODES Lab Members

Christos G. PanayiotouChristos G. Panayiotou
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Deputy Director, KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus

PhD Thesis: Sample Path Optimization Techniques for Dynamic Resource Allocation in Discrete Event Systems

Kagan Gokbayrak

Kağan Gökbayrak
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey

PhD Thesis: New Optimization Methods for Complex Systems

Wei Li
Principal Engineer and Team Lead, MathWorks Inc., Natick, MA

PhD Thesis: Cooperative Control and applications to UAV and Sensor Networks


Shixin (Brenda) Zhuang
Principal Engineer and Software Development Manager, MathWorks Inc., Natick, MA

PhD Thesis: Optimization Approaches for Reducing Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Nodes and Networks


Lei MiaoLei Miao
Assistant Professor, Mechatronics Engineering, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

PhD Thesis: Energy-Latency Trade-Offs in Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks


Haining Yu
Revenue Management and Decision Science, Disney Corp., Orlando, FL

PhD Thesis: Perturbation Analysis of Feedback-Controlled Stochastic Flow Systems



Xu (Nikko) NingXu (Nikko) Ning
Engineering Manager, Uber, Seattle, WA

PhD Thesis: Control and Optimization Approaches for Power Management in Wireless Sensor Networks


Minyi ZhongMinyi Zhong
Software Engineer, Microsoft Corp., Seattle, WA

PhD Thesis: Distributed control and optimization for power limited cooperative systems


Chen YaoChen Yao
Senior R&D Program Manager, Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN

PhD Thesis: Perturbation Analysis, Optimization and Resource Contention Games in Stochastic Hybrid Systems



Tao WangTao (Reno) Wang
Senior Manager, Alibaba, Hangzhou, China

PhD Thesis: Control and optimization approaches for power management in energy-aware battery-powered systems



Ali KebarighotbiAli Kebarighotbi
Director, Statistical Learning Systems, Affinova, Boston, MA

PhD Thesis: Perturbation Analysis in Fluid Scheduling and Optimization of Stochastic Hybrid Systems

Jianfeng MaoJianfeng Mao
Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

PhD thesis: Dynamic Energy Management in Resource Limited Systems with Real-Time Constraints


Yanfeng GengYanfeng Geng
Quantitative Developer/Analyst, Geode Capital Management LLC, Boston, MA

PhD Thesis: Optimization Methods for Intelligent Transportation Systems in Urban Settings


Xuchao LinXuchao Lin
Director, Data Analysis Dept., Zhejiang Shenqi E-commerce Co. Ltd., Huangzhou, China

PhD Thesis: Optimal Control Approaches for Persistent Monitoring Problems.


Julia Lima FleckJulia Lima Fleck
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering , Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PhD Thesis: Topics in Perturbation Analysis for Stochastic Hybrid Systems

Yasaman KhazaeniYasaman Khazaeni
Research Staff Member, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Cambridge, MA

PhD Thesis: An event-driven approach to control and optimization of multi-agent systems



Sepideh Pourazarm
Data Scientist, Nielsen Corp., Needham, MA

PhD Thesis: Control and Optimization Approaches for Energy-Limited Systems: Applications to Wireless Sensor Networks and Battery-Powered Vehicles



Xinmiao Sun

Xinmiao Sun (孙新苗)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Data Analytics Group, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA

PhD Thesis: Static and Dynamic Optimization Problems in Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems