Saghar Hosseini Sianaki

    • Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2016

    • M.Sc., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2011 

    • B.Sc, Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008

     

    Research Statement

    My research is focused on developing distributed optimization algorithms and machine learning methods. I have applied these algorithms on classification problems in large scale data sets, control of autonomous multi-agent systems, i.e., unmanned aerial vehicles, and energy management in smart grids. 

     

    Work Experience

    Research Intern ( June 2014 - September 2014)

    Microsoft Research & Cloud Machine Learning Algorithm Group, Redmond, WA

    • Mentors: Dr. Misha Bilenko, Dr. Kenneth Tran, Dr. Lin Xiao

    •  Implemented a fast and reliable algorithm for large scale data sets, called Stochastic Dual Coordinate Ascent (SDCA), to be included in the Microsoft Azure.

    • Developed and implemented a fast and reliable parallel SDCA in Microsoft machine learning toolbox, The Learning Code, using multithreading

    • Implemented a fast and reliable algorithm for feature selection and model compression in sparse data sets using SDCA.

       

     

    Research Interests
    • Optimization theory

    • Distributed Machine Learning

    • Large-Scale Data Analysis 

    • Energy Management

    • Networked Systems Dynamic, Control, and Optimization

    • Multi-agent Systems

    • Control Theory

    • Graph Theory 

    • Optimal Control Theory

     
    Publications
    1. Kenneth Tran, Saghar Hosseini, Lin Xiao, Thomas Finley, Misha Bilenko,"Scaling Up Stochastic Dual Coordinate Ascent," 21st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2015.

    2. Saghar Hosseini, Airlie Chapman, and M. Mesbahi, "Online Distributed ADMM on Networks," arXiv preprint,  arXiv:1412.7116, 2014.

    3. Saghar Hosseini, Airlie Chapman, and M. Mesbahi, "Online Distributed ADMM on Networks," Automatica 2016. (submitted)

    4. Saghar Hosseini, Airlie Chapman, and M. Mesbahi, "Online Distributed Optimization on Dynamic Networks," The IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2016 (Technical note)

    5. Saghar Hosseini, Airlie Chapman, and M. Mesbahi, "Online Distributed Optimization on Dynamic Networks," arXiv preprint, arXiv:1412.7215, 2014 (Full version)

    6. Saghar Hosseini, Airlie Chapman, and M. Mesbahi, "Online Distributed ADMM via Dual Averaging,". In Proc. of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2014.

    7. Saghar Hosseini, Ran Dai, and M. Mesbahi, " Power Management of Cooling Systems with Dynamic Pricing". In Proc. of the American Control Conference, 2014. 

    8. Saghar Hosseini, Airlie Chapman, and M. Mesbahi, "Online Distributed Estimation via Adaptive Sensor Networks," The IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2013 (submitted)

    9. Saghar Hosseini, Airlie Chapman, and M. Mesbahi, "Online Distributed Optimization via Dual Averaging,". In Proc. of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2013.

    10. Saghar Hosseini and M. Mesbahi, "Energy Aware Aerial Surveillance for a Long Endurance Solar-Powered UAV,". In Proc. of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference., 2013.

    11. Saghar Hosseini, Ran Dai, and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal Path Planning and Power Allocation for a Long Endurance Solar-Powered UAV,". In Proc. of the American Control Conference, 2013. 

    12. Ran Dai, Unsik Lee, Saghar Hosseini, and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal Path Planning for Solar-Powered UAVs Based on Unit Quaternions,", 3104-3109. In Proc. of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2012.

    13. Saghar H.Sianaki, B.F. Villac, "An Exploration Of Fuel Optimal Two-Impulse Transfers To Cyclers In The Earth-Moon System,". Advances in Astronautical Sciences 142; 3597-3612 

    14. Master thesis: "An Exploration Of Fuel Optimal Two-Impulse Transfers To Cyclers In The Earth-Moon System,"

     
    Honors and Awards
    1. Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship (awarded to 35 Fellows, pursuing advanced studies in the aerospace-related sciences, around the globe each year), May 2015

    2. Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship Grant, The Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology, July 2015

    3. Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship (awarded to 35 Fellows, pursuing advanced studies in the aerospace-related sciences, around the globe each year), May 2014

    4. Graduate School Top Scholars Awards, University of Washington, Aeronautics & Astronautics Department, (awarded to three graduate students each academic year), 2011-2012

    5. Society of women engineers, OC section scholarship, June 2011

    6. Graduate fellowship, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Summer 2011

    7. Holmes fellowship, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Fall 2010.

    8. Graduate fellowship, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2009-2010

     
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