S. Rasoul Etesami | University of Illinois


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am also affiliated with the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), where I am a member of the Decision and Control (DCL) group. Prior to that, I spent one year (2016-2017) as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and WINLAB. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2015, during which I spent a summer as a Research Intern at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.

My research involves understanding complex social, communication, and decision-making systems using tools from control theory, game theory, and optimization theory. My research is supported by the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and I am currently serving as an Associate Editor of the Journal of IET Smart Grid.

Research interests

  • Multiagent Network Dynamics
  • Game Theory and Distributed Optimization
  • Socioeconomic Behaviors and Dynamics
  • Learning in Cyber-Physical Systems