**Preprints:**

A. Bhathena, S. Fattahi, A. Gomez, and S. Küçükyavuz

J. Ma and S. Fattahi

*– INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Best Paper Award – Second Place, 2023*.

S. Fattahi and A. Gomez

N. Shi, R. Al Kontar, and S. Fattahi

*– INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Award – Finalist, 2023*.

G. Liang, G. Zhang, S. Fattahi, and R. Y. Zhang

**Journal Papers:**

- Triple Component Matrix Factorization: Untangling Global, Local, and Noisy Components, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2024,

N. Shi, S. Fattahi, R. Al Kontar - Efficient Inference of Spatially-varying Gaussian Markov Random Fields with Applications in Gene Regulatory Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2023,

V. Ravikumar, T. Xu, W. N. Al-Holou, S. Fattahi, and A. Rao - Preconditioned Gradient Descent for Overparameterized Nonconvex Burer–Monteiro Factorization with Global Optimality Certification, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2023,

G. Zhang, S. Fattahi, and R. Y. Zhang - Global Convergence of Sub-gradient Method for Robust Matrix Recovery: Small Initialization, Noisy Measurements, and Over-parameterization, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2023,

J. Ma and S. Fattahi - A Graph-based Decomposition Method for Convex Quadratic Optimization with Indicators, Mathematical Programming, 2022,

P. Liu, S. Fattahi, A. Gomez, and S. Küçükyavuz - Absence of Spurious Local Trajectories in Time-varying Optimization, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2021,

S. Fattahi, C. Josz, R. Mohammadi, J. Lavaei, and S. Sojoudi - Sample Complexity of Sparse System Identification, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2021,

S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi - Smoothing Property of Load Variation Promotes Finding Global Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2021,

J. Mulvaney-Kemp, S. Fattahi, and J. Lavaei - Efficient Learning of Distributed Linear-Quadratic Controllers, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 2020,

S. Fattahi, N. Matni, and S. Sojoudi - Exact Guarantees on the Absence of Spurious Local Minima for Non-negative Rank-1 Robust Principal Component Analysis, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2020,

S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi - Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 2019,

S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

*INFORMS Data Mining Best Paper Award, 2018*.

*Katta G. Murty Best Paper Award, 2018*. - Convexification of Generalized Network Flow Problem, Mathematical Programming, 2019,

S. Sojoudi, S. Fattahi and J. Lavaei - A Bound Strengthening Method for Optimal Transmission Switching in Power Systems, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2019,

S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and A. Atamturk - Linear-Time Algorithm for Learning Large-Scale Sparse Graphical Models, IEEE Access, 2019,

S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi - Transformation of Optimal Centralized Controllers Into Near-Global Static Distributed Controllers, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2019,

S. Fattahi, G. Fazelnia and J. Lavaei - Conic Relaxation of the Unit Commitment Problem, Energy, 2017,

S. Fattahi, M. Ashraphijou, J. Lavaei and A. Atamturk

**Conference Papers:**

- Convergence of Gradient Descent with Small Initialization for Unregularized Matrix Completion, Conference on Learning Theory, 2024

J. Ma and S. Fattahi - Robust Sparse Mean Estimation via Incremental Learning, International Conference on Learning Representations, BGPT Workshop: Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Theory in Deep Learning, 2024,

J. Ma, R. Ren Chen, Y. He, S. Fattahi, and W. Hu - Personalized Dictionary Learning for Heterogeneous Datasets, Neural Information Processing Systems, 2023,

G. Liang, N. Shi, R. Al Kontar, and S. Fattahi - Behind the Scenes of Gradient Descent: A Trajectory Analysis via Basis Function Decomposition, International Conference on Learning Representations, 2023,

J. Ma, L. Guo, and S. Fattahi - Blessing of Nonconvexity in Deep Linear Models: Depth Flattens the Optimization Landscape Around the True Solution, Neural Information Processing Systems, Spotlight (top 3%), 2022,

J. Ma and S. Fattahi - Sign-RIP: A Robust Restricted Isometry Property for Low-rank Matrix Recovery, Neural Information Processing Systems, Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning, 2021,

J. Ma and S. Fattahi - Preconditioned Gradient Descent for Over-parameterized Nonconvex Matrix Factorization, Neural Information Processing Systems, 2021,

G. Zhang, S. Fattahi, R.Y. Zhang - Scalable Inference of Sparsely-changing Gaussian Markov Random Fields, Neural Information Processing Systems, 2021,

S. Fattahi and A. Gomez - Learning Partially Observed Linear Dynamical Systems from Logarithmic Number of Samples, Learning for Dynamics & Control Conference, 2021,

S. Fattahi - Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow, IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2020,

J. Mulvaney-Kemp, S. Fattahi, and J. Lavaei

*Best Conference Paper Award (one of multiple awards)* Learning Sparse Dynamical Systems from a Single Sample Trajectory, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2019,

S. Fattahi, N. Matni, and S. SojoudiData-Driven Sparse System Identification, 56th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2018

S. Fattahi and S. SojoudiNon-Asymptotic Analysis of Block-Regularized Regression Problem, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2018

S. Fattahi and S. SojoudiLarge-Scale Sparse Inverse Covariance Estimation via Thresholding and Max-Det Matrix Completion, International Conference on Machine Learning, 2018

R. Y. Zhang, S. Fattahi and S. SojoudiSparse Inverse Covariance Estimation for Chordal Structures, European Control Conference, 2018

S. Fattahi, R. Y. Zhang and S. SojoudiClosed-Form Solution and Sparsity Path for Inverse Covariance Estimation Problem, American Control Conference, 2018

S. Fattahi and S. Sojoudi

*Best Paper Award-Finalist*.High-Performance Cooperative Distributed Model Predictive Control for Linear Systems, American Control Conference, 2018

G. Darivianakis, S. Fattahi, J. Lygeros and J. LavaeiPromises of Conic Relaxations in Optimal Transmission Switching of Power Systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,2017

S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and A. AtamturkA Scalable Method for Designing Distributed Controllers for Systems with Unknown Initial States, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017

S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and M. ArcakOn the Convexity of Optimal Decentralized Control Problem and Sparsity Path, American Control Conference, 2017

S. Fattahi and J. LavaeiTheoretical Guarantees for the Design of Near Globally Optimal Static, 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2016

S. Fattahi and J. LavaeiA Strong Semidefinite Programming Relaxation of the Unit Commitment Problem, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016

M. Ashraphijou, S. Fattahi, J. Lavaei and A. AtamturkConvex Analysis of Generalized Flow Networks, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2015

S. Fattahi and J. LavaeiTransformation of Optimal Centralized Controllers Into Near-Global Static Distributed Controllers, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2015

S. Fattahi, G. Fazelnia and J. LavaeiAn Algorithm for Detecting Exact Regions of Moving Objects in Video Frames, International Symposium on Telecommunication, 2014

S. Fattahi, M. Azghani and F. Marvasti