Honors & Awards

  1. INFORMS ENRE Best Student Paper Award (as a co-author), 2020.
    for the paper: Smoothing Property of Load Variation Promotes Finding Global Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow

  2. Outstanding Student Paper Award of of the IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), 2020.
    for the paper: Absence of Spurious Local Trajectories in Time-Varying Optimization: A Control-Theoretic Perspective

  3. Best-of-the-Best Conference Paper Award of the 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2020.
    for the paper: Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow

  4. IEOR Faculty Fellowship Award, 2019.
    UC Berkeley

  5. INFORMS Data Mining Best Paper Award, 2018.
    for the paper: Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions

  6. Finalist for American Control Conference Best Paper Award, 2018.
    for the paper: Closed-Form Solution and Sparsity Path for Inverse Covariance Estimation Problem

  7. Katta G. Murty Best Paper Award, 2018.
    for the paper: Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions

  8. Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2017.
    UC Berkeley

  9. Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger Fellowship Award, 2017.
    UC Berkeley

  10. Best Reviewer Award, 2016.
    IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

  11. Armstrong Fellowship Award, 2014.
    Columbia University