Publications

Preprints:

  1. Smoothing Property of Load Variation Promotes Finding Global Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow, submitted for journal publication, 2020,
           J. Mulvaney-Kemp, S. Fattahi, and J. Lavaei

  2. Efficient Learning of Distributed Linear-Quadratic Controllers, submitted for journal publication, 2019,
           S. Fattahi, N. Matni, and S. Sojoudi

  3. Absence of Spurious Local Trajectories in Time-varying Optimization, submitted for journal publication, 2019,
           S. Fattahi, C. Josz, R. Mohammadi, J. Lavaei, and S. Sojoudi

  4. Sample Complexity of Sparse System Identification, submitted for journal publication, 2018,
           S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

Journal Papers:

  1. Exact Guarantees on the Absence of Spurious Local Minima for Non-negative Rank-1 Robust Principal Component Analysis, Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 2020,
           S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

  2. Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions, Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 2019,
           S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi
           INFORMS Data Mining Best Paper Award, 2018.
           Katta G. Murty Best Paper Award, 2018.

  3. Convexification of Generalized Network Flow Problem, Mathematical Programming, 2019,
           S. Sojoudi, S. Fattahi and J. Lavaei

  4. A Bound Strengthening Method for Optimal Transmission Switching in Power Systems, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2019,
           S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and A. Atamturk

  5. Linear-Time Algorithm for Learning Large-Scale Sparse Graphical Models, IEEE Access, 2019,
           S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

  6. Transformation of Optimal Centralized Controllers Into Near-Global Static Distributed Controllers, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2019,
           S. Fattahi, G. Fazelnia and J. Lavaei

  7. Conic Relaxation of the Unit Commitment Problem, Energy, 2017,
           S. Fattahi, M. Ashraphijou, J. Lavaei and A. Atamturk

Conference Papers:

  1. Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow, IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2020,
           J. Mulvaney-Kemp, S. Fattahi, and J. Lavaei

  2. Learning Sparse Dynamical Systems from a Single Sample Trajectory, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2019,
           S. Fattahi, N. Matni, and S. Sojoudi

  3. Data-Driven Sparse System Identification, 56th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2018
           S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

  4. Non-Asymptotic Analysis of Block-Regularized Regression Problem, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2018
           S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

  5. Large-Scale Sparse Inverse Covariance Estimation via Thresholding and Max-Det Matrix Completion, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), pp. 5761-5770, 2018
           R. Y. Zhang, S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

  6. Sparse Inverse Covariance Estimation for Chordal Structures, European Control Conference (ECC), 2018
           S. Fattahi, R. Y. Zhang and S. Sojoudi

  7. Closed-Form Solution and Sparsity Path for Inverse Covariance Estimation Problem, American Control Conference (ACC), 2018
           S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi
           Best Paper Award-Finalist.

  8. High-Performance Cooperative Distributed Model Predictive Control for Linear Systems, American Control Conference (ACC), 2018
           G. Darivianakis, S. Fattahi, J. Lygeros and J. Lavaei

  9. Promises of Conic Relaxations in Optimal Transmission Switching of Power Systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC),2017
           S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and A. Atamturk

  10. A Scalable Method for Designing Distributed Controllers for Systems with Unknown Initial States, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2017
           S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and M. Arcak

  11. On the Convexity of Optimal Decentralized Control Problem and Sparsity Path, American Control Conference (ACC), 2017
           S. Fattahi and J. Lavaei

  12. Theoretical Guarantees for the Design of Near Globally Optimal Static, 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2016
           S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei

  13. A Strong Semidefinite Programming Relaxation of the Unit Commitment Problem, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 694-701, 2016
           M. Ashraphijou, S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and A. Atamturk

  14. Convex Analysis of Generalized Flow Networks, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015
           S. Fattahi and J. Lavaei

  15. Transformation of Optimal Centralized Controllers Into Near-Global Static Distributed Controllers, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015
           S. Fattahi, G. Fazelnia and J. Lavaei

  16. An Algorithm for Detecting Exact Regions of Moving Objects in Video Frames, International Symposium on Telecommunication, 2014
           S. Fattahi, M. Azghani and F. Marvasti

Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) Control of wind turbines
Kalbat, A.
In Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS), 2013 3rd International Conference on, 2013, pp. 1-5
[BibTeX] [DOI]

@inproceedings{kalbat2013lqgWind,
  author = {Kalbat, Abdulrahman},
  title = {Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) Control of wind turbines},
  booktitle = {Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS), 2013 3rd International Conference on},
  year = {2013},
  pages = {1-5},
  doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EPECS.2013.6713053}
}

PSCAD simulation of grid-tied photovoltaic systems and Total Harmonic Distortion analysis
Kalbat, A.
In Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS), 2013 3rd International Conference on, 2013, pp. 1-6
[BibTeX] [DOI]

@inproceedings{kalbat2013pscadPV,
  author = {Kalbat, Abdulrahman},
  title = {PSCAD simulation of grid-tied photovoltaic systems and Total Harmonic Distortion analysis},
  booktitle = {Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS), 2013 3rd International Conference on},
  year = {2013},
  pages = {1-6},
  doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EPECS.2013.6713002}
}

Efficient convex relaxation for stochastic optimal distributed control problem
Kalbat, A., Madani, R., Fazelnia, G. and Lavaei, J.
In Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2014 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on, Sept, 2014, pp. 589-596
[BibTeX] [DOI]

@inproceedings{kalbat2014stochasticODC,
  author = {Kalbat, A. and Madani, R. and Fazelnia, G. and Lavaei, J.},
  title = {Efficient convex relaxation for stochastic optimal distributed control problem},
  booktitle = {Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2014 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on},
  year = {2014},
  pages = {589-596},
  doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ALLERTON.2014.7028509}
}