Recent graduate wins new CSL outstanding research award

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Julia Sullivan, ECE ILLINOIS
10/17/2016 2:43:27 PM

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Seyed Rasoul Etesami (PhD '15) may have already graduated, but his research is still being honored at Illinois. He won the new CSL PhD Thesis Award in recognition of outstanding research conducted by a CSL doctoral student. CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt and ECE Professor Tamer Basar, Rasoul's doctoral adviser, presented the award in a ceremony on Friday, Octover 14.

Etesami's thesis, "Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Hegselmann-Krause Model for Opinion Dynamics in Finite Dimensions," investigates opinion formation in social networks.

He is a currently postdoctoral researcher with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University where he is working on developing new models for design and analysis of smart grids. His research interests include social and distributed networks, networked games, smart grids and resource allocation, algorithm design, and computational complexity. 

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