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M. Hadi Amini

Assistant Professor
Biography

Hadi Amini is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. He is the director of Sustainability, Optimization, and Learning for InterDependent networks laboratory (www.solidlab.network). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019, where he received his M.Sc. degree in 2015. He also holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science and Technology. Prior to that, he received M.Sc. degree from Tarbiat Modares University in 2013, and the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 2011. His research interests include machine learning and optimization algorithms, distributed computing and intelligence, sensor networks, interdependent networks, and cyber-physical resilience. Application domains include robotics, smart cities, energy systems, intelligent transportation networks, and healthcare.

He is a life member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of IEEE. He served as President of Carnegie Mellon University Energy Science and Innovation Club; as technical program committee of several IEEE and ACM conferences; and as the lead editor for a book series on ‘‘Sustainable Interdependent Networks’’ since 2017. He also serves as Associate Editor of SN Operations Research Forum and International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. He has published more than 90 refereed journal and conference papers, and book chapters. He edited/authored six books. He is the recipient of the best paper award from “2019 IEEE Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence”, best reviewer award from four IEEE Transactions, the best journal paper award in “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, and the dean’s honorary award from the President of Sharif University of Technology. (Homepage: www.hadiamini.com)

Honors and Awards

— Best paper award, “2019 IEEE Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence” (joint award with his PhD student)
— Best Reviewer Award of three IEEE Transactions
— Best Paper Award of “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, 2016
— NSF Travel Award, National Science Foundation SPOKE Workshop on Smart Grid Edge Analytics Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019
— NSF Travel Award, National Science Foundation Networking Technology and Systems Early-Career Investigators (NeTS-ECI) Workshop, 2019
— Dean’s Honorary Award by ex-President of Sharif University of Technology, 2007

 

Research and Educational Interests

Machine learning and optimization algorithms, distributed algorithms, federated learning, sensor networks, interdependent networks, critical infrastructure resilience

 

Background Education

2019 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2015 M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2013 M.Sc., Tarbiat Modares University
2011 B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology

Professional Activities

— Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, Data Science for Communications, 2020- Present

— Session Co-Chair: Advanced Machine Learning and Applications: Federated Learning and Meta-Learning (AML-IoT FLAME 2020), ICMLA2020

— Editor, Optimization, Learning, and Control for Interdependent Complex Networks, 2020-Present

— Associate Editor of SN Operations Research Forum, 2020-Present

— Session Co-chair, Combining Physical and Data-Driven Knowledge in Ubiquitous Computing Workshop (CPD2020), UbiComp 2020

— Lead Editor, Sustainable Interdependent Networks, 2017-present

— Review for several ACM and IEEE journals, including ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid; IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems

— President, Carnegie Mellon University Energy Science and Innovation Club, 2018-2019

Selected Publications
  1. Ahmed Imteaj and  Hadi Amini, “Distributed Sensing Using Smart End-user Devices: Pathway to Federated Learning for Autonomous IoT”, 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, 2019, Las Vegas, USA [Link], (Best Paper Award Winner)
  2. Ahmed Imteaj and  Hadi Amini, “FedAR: Activity and Resource-Aware Federated Learning Model for Distributed Mobile Robots”, 19th IEEE International Conference Machine Learning And Applications, 2020, Miami, USA. (Accepted for Publication and Virtual Presentation)
  3. Hadi Amini(Editor) “Optimization, Learning, and Control for Interdependent Complex Networks.”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Nature,  (2020). [Link]
  4. Hadi Amini, Ahmed Imteaj, and Panos Pardalos, ”Interdependent Networks: A Data Science Perspective”, Patterns Journal (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patter.2020.100003[Link]
  5. Hadi Amini, Javad Mohammadi, and Soummya Kar, “Distributed Holistic Framework for Smart City Infrastructures: Tale of Interdependent Electrified Transportation Network and Power Grid.” IEEE Access(2019): DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2950372. [Impact Factor: 4.098] [Link]
  6. Ahmed Imteaj Hadi Amini, and Javad Mohammadi. “Leveraging Decentralized Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Resilience of Energy Networks.” IEEE PES General Meeting (2020). [Link]
  7. Ananth Narayan Samudrala,  Hadi Amini, Soummya Kar, and Rick S. Blum, “Sensor Placement for Outage Identifiability in Power Distribution Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2019. [Impact Factor: 10.486] [Link]
  8. Mohammadi, Farid Ghareh, Farzan Shenavarmasouleh,  Hadi Amini, and Hamid R. Arabnia. “Malware detection using artificial bee colony algorithm.” In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, pp. 568-572. 2020. [Link]
  9. Hadi AminiAhmed Imteaj, and Javad Mohammadi. “Distributed Machine Learning for Resilient Operation of Electric Systems.” IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST)(2020). [Link]
  10. Ananth Narayan Samudrala,  Hadi Amini,Soummya Kar, and Rick S. Blum, “Distributed Outage Detection in Power Distribution Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, (2020). [Impact Factor: 10.486] [Link]
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