We are very pleased to have Thinh T. Doan as our guest speaker for this week’s social hour on Friday, March 2nd at 3:00PM in 369 CSL. In this week’s social hour Thinh will talk about “Optimization Over Networks: From Distributed Consensus To Distributed Gradient Descent Methods“.
Bio: Thinh T. Doan is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He was born in Vietnam, where he got his Bachelor degree in Automatic Control at Hanoi University of Science and Technology in 2008. In 2013, he graduated from University of Oklahoma, with a Master degree in ECE. His research interests lie at the intersection of control theory, optimization, distributed algorithms, and applied probability, with the main applications in machine learning, power networks, and multi-agent systems.