Honors & Awards

  1. Outstanding Reviewer Award, NeurIPS, 2021.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. IEOR Faculty Fellowship Award, 2019.
    UC Berkeley

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Armstrong Fellowship Award, 2014.
    Columbia University