Milad Siami


Postdoctoral Associate
Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building E18-423
Cambridge, MA 02139
Email: siami [AT] mit [DOT] edu

About me

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. I have received my Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University (LU). Before that I received the B.Sc. degrees in EE and Math and M.Sc. degree in EE from Sharif University of Technology (SUT).

I was a research student at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) for one year, a long-term visiting researcher at Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) for one semester, and a Research Intern at Google NYC for 14 weeks.


My research interests include

  • Cloud Control and Distributed Rate Limiting systems

  • Hard Limits and Tradeoffs in Large-Scale Dynamical Networks

  • Network Optimization and Control

  • Adaptive Control, Online Learning, and Online Bandit Problems

  • Dynamical Analysis of Fractional-Order Systems.

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Recent Journal Publications

  1. M. Siami, and N. Motee, "Network Abstraction with Guaranteed Performance Bounds," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 63, Issue 11, November 2018. To Appear. [arXiv]

  2. M. Siami, and N. Motee, "Growing Linear Dynamical Networks Endowed by Spectral Systemic Performance Measures," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 63, Issue 8, August 2018. To Appear. [arXiv]

  3. M. Siami, and J. Skaf, "Structural Analysis and Design of Distributed System Throttlers," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 63, Issue 2, 2018, Pages: 540-547. [arXiv]

  4. M. Siami, S. Bolouki, B. Bamieh and N. Motee,"Centrality Measures in Linear Consensus Networks with Structured Network Uncertainties," IEEE Transaction on Control of Network Systems, 2018. To Appear. [arXiv]

  5. M. Siami and N. Motee, "New Bounds on H_2-Norm of Noisy Linear Dynamical Networks," Automatica, Volume 53, Issue 5, 2017, Pages: 305-312. [arXiv]

  6. S. Bolouki, R.P. Malhame, M. Siami and N. Motee,"Eminence Grise Coalitions: On the Shaping of Public Opinion," IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages: 133-145. [arXiv]

  7. M. Siami, and N. Motee, "Fundamental Limits and Tradeoffs on Disturbance Propagation in Linear Dynamical Networks," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 61, Issue 12, 2016, Pages: 4055-4062. [arXiv]

Full list of publications.
A list of my publications is also available on Google Scholar.


2018 New paper on Actuator/Sensor Selections "Deterministic and Randomized Actuator Scheduling With Guaranteed Performance,"
2018 Co-organizing and co-chairing an invited session on "Analysis and Control of Complex Networks," at ACC-2018
2017 Co-instructing the undergraduate level course "Introduction to Network Models," MIT
2017 Invited talk at the 3rd Annual Meeting of SIAM Central States Section