Structured Sum of Squares Polynomials in Optimization and Control
Time permitting, we will also present our recently-introduced area of ``robust-to-dynamics optimization'', which has to do with optimizing over invariant sets of dynamical systems. (Joint work with Oktay Gunluk.)
Amir Ali Ahmadi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University and an Associated Faculty member of the Department of Computer Science. Amir Ali received his PhD in EECS from MIT and was a Goldstine Fellow at the IBM Watson Research Center prior to joining Princeton. His research interests are in optimization theory and in computational aspects of dynamics and control. Amir Ali's recent awards include the INFORMS Computing Society Prize (for best series of papers at the interface of operations research and computer science), the AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award, the Goldstine Fellowship of IBM Research, the Best Conference Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, and the prize for one of two most outstanding papers published in the SIAM Journal on Optimization and Control in 2013-2015. Amir Ali is also a three-time recipient of the NSF Oberwolfach Fellowship and a best student paper award finalist at the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.