Milad Siami

80 

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Northeastern University
423 DA
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Email: m.siami [AT] northeastern [DOT] edu

About me

I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. From 2017 to 2019, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) hosted by Prof. Ali Jadbabaie.

Research

My research interests include

  • Network Optimization and Control with Applications in Robotics and Power Systems

  • Cloud Control and Distributed Rate Limiting systems

  • Hard Limits and Tradeoffs in Large-Scale Dynamical Networks

  • Adaptive Control, Online Learning, and Online Bandit Problems

  • Dynamical Analysis of Fractional-Order Systems

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Recent Journal Publications

  1. M. Siami, "Stability and Robustness Analysis of Commensurate Fractional-order Networks," IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2021, accepted. [arXiv]

  2. M. Siami and A. Jadbabaie, "A Separation Theorem for Joint Sensor and Actuator Scheduling with Guaranteed Performance Bounds," Automatica, Volume 56, Issue 8, 2020. [arXiv] [Link to download a free copy]

  3. M. Siami, A. Olshevsky and A. Jadbabaie, "Deterministic and Randomized Actuator Scheduling With Guaranteed Performance," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 66, Issue 4, 2021. [arXiv]

  4. Y. Ghaedsharaf, M. Siami, C. Somarakis and N. Motee, "Centrality in Time-Delay Consensus Networks with Structured Uncertainties," Automatica, Volume 125, 2021. [arXiv]

  5. M. Siami, N. Motee, G. Buzi, B. Bamieh, M. Khammash, and J.C. Doyle, "Fundamental Limits and Tradeoffs in Autocatalytic Pathways," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 65, Issue 2, 2020. [arXiv]

  6. Y. Ghaedsharaf, M. Siami, C. Somarakis, and N. Motee, ”Performance Improvement in Noisy Linear Consensus Networks with Time-Delay,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 64, Issue 6, 2019, Pages:2457-2472.

  7. M. Siami and N. Motee, "Network Abstraction with Guaranteed Performance Bounds," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 63, Issue 10, 2018, Pages:3301-3316. [arXiv]

  8. M. Siami and N. Motee, "Growing Linear Dynamical Networks Endowed by Spectral Systemic Performance Measures," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 63, Issue 7, 2018, Pages: 2091-2106. [arXiv]

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

  10. M. Siami, S. Bolouki, B. Bamieh and N. Motee, "Centrality measures in linear consensus networks with structured network uncertainties, " IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2018, Pages: 924-934.

  11. 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]

  12. 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, June 2017, Pages 133-145. [arXiv]

  13. 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.

News

2021 Siami Lab receives $300K NSF award to study sparse interactions in complex networks!
2021 Co-organizing four invited sessions on "Analysis and Control of Large-Scale Autonomous Networks," at CDC-2021
2021 Our Paper on "Eminence in Noisy Bilinear Networks" to appear in Proceedings of the 60th Conference on Decision and Control
2021 Yu-mei Huang successfully defended her master thesis. Congratulations Yu-mei!
2021 Invited talk at INFORMS 2021 Annual Meeting on “Reliable Sensor And Actuator Scheduling In Smart Grid Networks.”
2021 Co-PI for $7.5 million MURI Award, Northeastern University (lead institution) with co-PIs from University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Michigan – News link
2021 The paper "Stability and Robustness Analysis of Commensurate Fractional-order Networks," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
2021 Our Paper on “Efficient Network-Based Vaccination Strategies for Epidemic Control” to appear in Proceedings World Automation Congress 2021
2021 Our Paper on "Centrality in Epidemic Networks with Time-Delay: A Decision-Support Framework for Epidemic Containment" to appear in Proceedings of 2021 American Control Conference
2021 Our Paper on "Edge Selection in Bilinear Dynamical Networks," to appear in Proceedings of 2021 American Control Conference
2021 Teaching "ST: Distributed Intelligence," Northeastern University, Spring 2021
2020 New paper on Traffic Shaping Strategies "Centrality-Based Traffic Restriction in Delayed Epidemic Networks"
2020 New paper on Link Selections "Edge Selection in Bilinear Dynamical Networks"
2020 New paper on Complex Networks "Stability and Robustness Analysis of Commensurate Fractional-order Networks"
2020 The paper "‘Centrality in Time-Delay Consensus Networks with Structured Uncertainties," to appear in Automatica
2020 Our Paper on "A Generalization of The Secant Condition for Stability of Interconnected Network of Fractional-order Systems" to appear in the 59th Conference on Decision and Control
2020 The paper "Deterministic and Randomized Actuator Scheduling With Guaranteed Performance" to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
2020 The paper "A Separation Theorem for Joint Sensor and Actuator Scheduling with Guaranteed Performance Bounds" to appear in Automatica
2020 Co-teaching "Building blocks for the Internet of Things: From Sensors to Networks," Summer 2020
2020 Teaching "Digital Control Systems," Northeastern University, Fall 2020.
2020 Teaching "Introduction to Distributed Intelligence," Northeastern University, Spring 2020
2019 Chairing a session on "Network Analysis and Control," at CDC-2019
2019 Teaching "Digital Control Systems," Northeastern University
2019 I have joined the ECE Department at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019
2018 Co-organizing and co-chairing an invited session on "Social and Economic Networks," at CDC-2018
2018 Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermanndrive Robotics is featured in MIT’s Spectrum Magazine
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