I am looking for Ph.D. students to join my group at the Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering in Texas A&M. Those interested in projects related to game theory, networks, distributed optimization, smart grids or public health can contact me at
eksinc [at] tamu.edu.
I will be starting as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in Texas A&M University on July 2018. I am currently a visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-organization in Göttingen, Germany. I was a postdoc at Georgia Institute of Technology affiliated with the groups of Jeff S. Shamma at the School of ECE, and of Joshua S. Weitz at the School of Biological Sciences. I completed my Ph.D. at the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Alejandro Ribeiro. I received my bachelor's degree in Control Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2005. I also have master's degrees in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University and in Statistics from Wharton School. You can obtain more detailed information about me from my CV.
My research interests include game theory, distributed optimization, signal processing and control theory. In particular, I focus on understanding and designing networked interactions of agents in social and technological settings. Examples of such complex systems are found in energy systems (microgrid, demand response), public health (infectious diseases), autonomous robot systems, communication (uplink power allocation) and in many other cyber-physical systems. While we can design how agents behave in technological settings, in socio-economic systems our interest is to understand behavior and then design the system so that we improve its efficiency. In my research I use game theory as a model of optimal agent behavior in networks. Besides game theoretic methods, I also make use of distributed network optimization techniques in the design of algorithms. I invite you to visit the Research section for a more detailed explanation of each research theme. You can find the specifics of my research in my Publications.
April 2018: Our paper Distributed Fictitious Play for Multi-Agent Systems in Uncertain Environments appears on IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control.
March 2018: Abstract on "Surveillance and control in networked SIS dynamics with individual response" accepted for presentation on Contagion & Networks symposium at NetSci2018, Paris.
March 2018: Paper on Optimal control policies for evolutionary dynamics with environmental feedback submitted to CDC 2018.
February 2018: Invited talk at IST (Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control) in University of Stuttgart on stochastic disease network games.
February 2018: Keith's paper Information sharing for a coordination game in fluctuating environments is submitted.
February 2018: Our paper Distributed Inertial Best-Response Dynamics is accepted for publication on IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control! Preliminary version was presented at CDC 2016.
January 2018: Our paper Demand Response With Communicating Rational Consumers appears on IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
See News for earlier events.