S. Rasoul Etesami | University of Illinois

About me


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I am also affiliated with Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL). Prior to that, I spent a year as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and WINLAB. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. My research plan involves the understanding of complex social, communication, and distributed networks via the development of a research program that utilizes control theory, game theory, and applied mathematics.

Research interests

  • Distributed Control and Optimization
  • Game Theory and Decision Making
  • Learning Theory
  • Smart Grids