Current CODES Lab Members

Anni Li
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Anni’s research is on autonomous vehicles in transportation systems, with emphasis on safe and optimal cooperation and methods for cooperative compliance for social optimality.

Yingqing Chen
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Yingqing is interested in intelligent traffic light control for a single and multiple interconnected intersections and their deployment in smart cities.

Ehsan Sabouni
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Ehsan is interested in optimal control with safety guarantees for autonomous vehicles in mixed traffic transportation systems

Kaiyuan Xu
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Kaiyuan is interested in intelligent transportation systems and autonomous vehicles.

Jimmy Queeney
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Jimmy is interested in developing robust, data-driven methods to learn optimal treatment policies for personalized medicine.

Andres S. Chavez Armijos
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Andres is interested in autonomous driving, safety constraints, optimal control, state estimation, and artificial intelligence.

H M Sabbir Ahmad
PhD Student,
Division of Systems Engineering

Sabbir’s interests are Autonomous Driving, Cyber-Physical Systems, Cybersecurity of CPS, Control Systems, Reinforcement Learning and Multi-Agent systems.

Selected Recent CODES Lab Members

Christos G. PanayiotouChristos G. Panayiotou
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
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Hacettepe 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
Consulting Engineer and Engineering 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
Scientist, Amazon, Seattle, WA

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, UiPath, Seattle, WA

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


Chen YaoChen Yao
Vice President Machine Learning and AI Products, UnitedHealth Group, Chicago, IL

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
Manager, Applied Science, Alexa AI, Amazon, Boston, MA

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

Jianfeng Mao
Associate Professor, School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

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


Yanfeng GengYanfeng Geng
Senior Quantitative Analyst, Fidelity, 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, Center for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering , Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

PhD Thesis: Topics in Perturbation Analysis for Stochastic Hybrid Systems

Yasaman KhazaeniYasaman Khazaeni
Director of Data Science, Capital One, Boston, MA

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



Sepideh Pourazarm
Senior Manager of Data Science, Walmart Corp., CA

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)
Assistant Professor, School of Automation and Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

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



Nan Zhou

Nan Zhou
Software Engineer, Amazon, Boston, MA

PhD Thesis: Cooperative Control for Multi-Agent Persistent Monitoring Problems



Xiangyu Meng
Assistant Professor, Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Post Doctoral Associate, 2017-19


Yue Joyce Zhang

Yue Zhang

Research Scientist, Ads Ranking, Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA

PhD Thesis: Methods in Intelligent Transportation Systems Exploiting Vehicle Connectivity, Autonomy and Roadway Data


Rebecca Swaszek

Systems Engineer, U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Center, Cambridge, MA

PhD Thesis: Data-Driven Fleet Load Balancing Strategies for Shared Mobility-On-Demand Systems


Arian Houshmand

Motion Planning Lead, Vayu Robottics, Palo Alto, CA

PhD Thesis: Eco-Routing and Scheduling of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles


Rui Chen

Rui Chen

Algorithm Developer, Aptiv, Troy, MI

PhD Thesis: Control and Optimization Methods for Problems in Intelligent Transportation Systems


Wei Xiao

Post Doctoral Fellow, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT, Cambridge, MA

PhD Thesis: Optimal Control and Learning for Safety-Critical Autonomous Systems


Salomon Wollenstein Betech

Post Doctoral Fellow, Graduate Business School, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

PhD Thesis: Estimation and Optimization Methods in Transportation Networks


Shirantha Welikala

Post Doctoral Fellow, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

PhD Thesis: Overcoming Local Optima in Control and Optimization of Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems