Amin Rahimian, Publications

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Chronological

Preprints

Journals

  • “Interdependence and the Cost of Uncoordinated Responses to COVID-19”, with S. Aral, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 2020. [PNAS] [MIT IDE] [MSNBC] [yahoo finance] [The Boston Globe] [WGBH] [The Hill]

  • “Bayesian Decision Making in Groups is Hard”, with J. Hązła, A. Jadbabaie, and E. Mossel. Operations Research, forthcoming. [arXiv:1705.04770] [SSRN:3055954]

  • “Moment-Based Spectral Analysis of Random Graphs with Given Expected Degrees”, with V. M. Preciado. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 215-228. [Outstanding Poster Award in the 2016 Stochastic Networks Conference] [arXiv:1512.03489] [ IEEE:7940092 ]

  • “Bayesian Learning without Recall”, with A. Jadbabaie. IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 592-606. [Video] [arXiv:1601.06103] [IEEE:7752898]

  • “Minimal Actuator Placement with Bounds on Control Effort”, with A. Jadbabaie, G. J. Pappas, and V. Tzoumas. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Volume 3, Number 1, 2016, Pages 67-78. [arXiv:1409.3289] [IEEE:7122316]

  • “Detection and Isolation of Failures in Directed Networks of LTI Systems”, with V. M. Preciado. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Volume 2, Number 2, 2015, Pages 183-192. [arXiv:1408.3164] [IEEE:6979226]

  • “Digraphs with Distinguishable Dynamics under the Multi-Agent Agreement Protocol”, with A. G. Aghdam, and A. Ajorlou. Asian Journal of Control, Volume 16, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 1300-1311. [arXiv:1611.09987] [Wiley]

  • “Improving Integral Square-Error Performance with Implementable Fractional-Order PI Controllers”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Volume 35, Issue 3, 2014, Pages 303-323. [Wiley]

  • “Structural Controllability of Multi-Agent Networks: Robustness against Simultaneous Failures”, with A. G. Aghdam. Automatica, Volume 49, Issue 11, 2013, Pages 3149-3157. [arXiv:1611.10007] [ScienceDirect]

  • “Optimal Tuning for Fractional-Order Controllers: An Integer-Order Approximating Filter Approach”, with M. S. Tavazoei. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Volume 135, Number 2, 2013, Pages 021017(1-11). [ASME]

  • “Constrained Tuning of Two-Parameter Controllers: A Centroid Approach”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Volume 226, Number 5, 2012, Pages 685-698. [SAGE journals]

  • “Application of Stability Region Centroids in Robust PI Stabilization of a Class of Second-Order Systems”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Volume 34, Number 4, 2012, Pages 487-498. [SAGE journals]

  • “Stabilizing Fractional-Order PI and PD Controllers: An Integer-Order Implemented System Approach”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Volume 224, Number 8, 2010, Pages 893-903. [SAGE journals ]

Conferences

  • “Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion Exchange Networks Is PSPACE-Hard”, with J. Hązła, A. Jadbabaie, and E. Mossel. COLT 2019. [arXiv:1809.01077] [ PMLR ]

  • “Group Decision Making and Social Learning”, with A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 12-14, 2016, Las Vegas, USA. [IEEE:7799314, Tutorial]

  • “Hindsight Bias Impedes Learning”, with S. Mahdavi. In Proceedings of NIPS 2016 Workshop on Imperfect Decision Makers: Admitting Real-World Rationality, 2016, Barcelona, Spain. [PMLR]

  • “Distributed Estimation and Learning Over Heterogeneous Networks”, with A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Sept. 28-30, 2016, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. [arXiv:1611.03328] [IEEE:7852386]

  • “Learning without Recall from Actions of Neighbors”, with A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 2016 America Control Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Boston, MA, USA. [Student Best Paper Award Finalist, Extended version: arXiv:1611.01006]

  • “Controllability Gramian Spectra of Random Networks”, with V.M. Preciado. In Proceedings of the 2016 America Control Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Boston, MA, USA. [Proofs are in arXiv:1609.04727]

  • “Learning without Recall by Random Walks on Directed Graphs”, with S. Shahrampour, A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 15-18, 2015, Osaka, Japan. [arXiv:1509.04332] [IEEE:7403087]

  • “Learning without Recall: A Case for Log-Linear Learning”, with A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Workshop on Estimation and Control of Networked Systems, Sept. 10-11, 2015, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [arXiv:1509.08990] [SienceDirect]

  • “Minimal Actuator Placement with Optimal Control Constraints”, with A. Jadbabaie, G. J. Pappas, and V. Tzoumas. In Proceedings of the 2015 America Control Conference, July 1-3, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA. [arXiv:1503.04693] [IEEE:7171040]

  • “Switching to Learn”, with A. Jadbabaie, and S. Shahrampour. In Proceedings of the 2015 America Control Conference, July 1-3, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA. [arXiv:1503.03517] [IEEE:7171178]

  • “Controllability and Fraction of Leaders in Infinite Networks”, with C. Enyioha, A. Jadbabaie, and G. J. Pappas. In Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 15-17, 2014, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [arXiv:1410.1830] [IEEE:7039571]

Theses

  • “Learning and Decision Making in Groups”, M. A. Rahimian, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2017. [ProQuest] [Penn]

  • “Failure Analysis in Multi-Agent Networks: A Graph-Theoretic Approach”, M. A. Rahimian, Masters Thesis, Concordia University, 2012. [Concordia] [two-minute]

Topical

Information, Inference, and Interventions in Social Systems

Group Decision Making, Social Learning, and Collective Intelligence

  • [2.1] “When Social Influence Promotes the Wisdom of Crowds”, with A. Almaatouq and A. Alhajri. [arXiv:2006.12471] [SSRN:3633309] [GitHub]

  • [2.2] “Bayesian Decision Making in Groups is Hard”, with J. Hązła, A. Jadbabaie, and E. Mossel. Operations Research, forthcoming. [arXiv:1705.04770] [SSRN:3055954]

  • [2.3] “Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion Exchange Networks Is PSPACE-Hard”, with J. Hązła, A. Jadbabaie, and E. Mossel. COLT 2019. [arXiv:1809.01077] [ PMLR ]

  • [2.4] “Bayesian Learning without Recall”, with A. Jadbabaie. IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 592-606. [Video] [arXiv:1601.06103] [IEEE:7752898]

  • [2.5] “Learning without Recall by Random Walks on Directed Graphs”, with S. Shahrampour, A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 15-18, 2015, Osaka, Japan. [arXiv:1509.04332] [IEEE:7403087]

  • [2.6] “Learning without Recall: A Case for Log-Linear Learning”, with A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Workshop on Estimation and Control of Networked Systems, Sept. 10-11, 2015, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [arXiv:1509.08990] [SienceDirect]

  • [2.7] “Learning without Recall from Actions of Neighbors”, with A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 2016 America Control Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Boston, MA, USA. [Student Best Paper Award Finalist, Extended version: arXiv:1611.01006]

  • [2.8] “Switching to Learn”, with A. Jadbabaie, and S. Shahrampour. In Proceedings of the 2015 America Control Conference, July 1-3, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA. [arXiv:1503.03517] [IEEE:7171178]

  • [2.9] “Hindsight Bias Impedes Learning”, with S. Mahdavi. In Proceedings of NIPS 2016 Workshop on Imperfect Decision Makers: Admitting Real-World Rationality, 2016, Barcelona, Spain. [PMLR]

Control, Analysis, and Design of Networks

  • [3.1] “Detection and Isolation of Failures in Directed Networks of LTI Systems”, with V. M. Preciado. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Volume 2, Number 2, 2015, Pages 183-192. [arXiv:1408.3164] [IEEE:6979226]

  • [3.2] “Digraphs with Distinguishable Dynamics under the Multi-Agent Agreement Protocol”, with A. G. Aghdam, and A. Ajorlou. Asian Journal of Control, Volume 16, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 1300-1311. [arXiv:1611.09987] [Wiley]

  • [3.3] “Structural Controllability of Multi-Agent Networks: Robustness against Simultaneous Failures”, with A. G. Aghdam. Automatica, Volume 49, Issue 11, 2013, Pages 3149-3157. [arXiv:1611.10007] [ScienceDirect]

  • [3.4] “Minimal Actuator Placement with Bounds on Control Effort”, with A. Jadbabaie, G. J. Pappas, and V. Tzoumas. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Volume 3, Number 1, 2016, Pages 67-78. [arXiv:1409.3289] [IEEE:7122316]

  • [3.5] “Minimal Actuator Placement with Optimal Control Constraints”, with A. Jadbabaie, G. J. Pappas, and V. Tzoumas. In Proceedings of the 2015 America Control Conference, July 1-3, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA. [arXiv:1503.04693] [IEEE:7171040]

  • [3.6] “Distributed Estimation and Learning Over Heterogeneous Networks”, with A. Jadbabaie. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Sept. 28-30, 2016, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. [arXiv:1611.03328] [IEEE:7852386]

  • [3.7] “Spectral Moments of Random Matrices with a Rank-One Pattern of Variances”, V. M. Preciado, M. A. Rahimian. unpublished. [arXiv:1409.5396]

  • [3.8] “Moment-Based Spectral Analysis of Random Graphs with Given Expected Degrees”, with V. M. Preciado. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 215-228. [Outstanding Poster Award in the 2016 Stochastic Networks Conference] [arXiv:1512.03489] [ IEEE:7940092 ]

  • [3.9] “Controllability Gramian Spectra of Random Networks”, with V.M. Preciado. In Proceedings of the 2016 America Control Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Boston, MA, USA. [Proofs are in arXiv:1609.04727]

  • [3.10] “Controllability and Fraction of Leaders in Infinite Networks”, with C. Enyioha, A. Jadbabaie, and G. J. Pappas. In Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 15-17, 2014, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [arXiv:1410.1830] [IEEE:7039571]

Controller Design and Tuning

  • [4.1] “Improving Integral Square-Error Performance with Implementable Fractional-Order PI Controllers”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Volume 35, Issue 3, 2014, Pages 303-323. [Wiley]

  • [4.2] “Optimal Tuning for Fractional-Order Controllers: An Integer-Order Approximating Filter Approach”, with M. S. Tavazoei. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Volume 135, Number 2, 2013, Pages 021017(1-11). [ASME]

  • [4.3] “Constrained Tuning of Two-Parameter Controllers: A Centroid Approach”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Volume 226, Number 5, 2012, Pages 685-698. [SAGE journals]

  • [4.4] “Application of Stability Region Centroids in Robust PI Stabilization of a Class of Second-Order Systems”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Volume 34, Number 4, 2012, Pages 487-498. [SAGE journals]

  • [4.5] “Stabilizing Fractional-Order PI and PD Controllers: An Integer-Order Implemented System Approach”, with M. S. Tavazoei. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Volume 224, Number 8, 2010, Pages 893-903. [SAGE journals ]