In many technical fields, a PhD dissertation is written with the mantra “staple 3” – take three peer-reviewed articles, add an introduction and conclusion, and turn it in. In writing my dissertation, I used LaTeX in Overleaf and git to make it easy to reuse content from articles. » Read More
I’ve never been so happy sleeping so little. For five days this November, I taxed my mind and my laptop crunching through education policy data on the way to submitting an entry in the 2017 Data Open Championships, organized by Correlation One and Citadel. » Read More
Monday is a dizzying mash of adrenaline-tinted memories. Walking the floors of the New York Stock Exchange, watching old-time traders tell about the bullpen days. Sitting in the palatial elegance of the NYSE Board Room, listening to Ken Griffin share stories of teamwork, » Read More
I was honored to speak at Devcon3, the Ethereum Developers’ Conference, on my research on coordinating decentralized optimization with blockchains.
The attendees were a strange mix: 30-50% of the attendees were speculators who knew nothing about blockchains, but were frantically trying to understand the asset which had ballooned in their portfolio. » Read More
This tutorial walks through an example of how to implement ADMM on a blockchain, and complements my Devcon3 talk. Github repository is here
Goal: Use a smart contract to coordinate decentralized optimization¶
This can model federated machine learning or federated optimization problems
We will use the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers, » Read More
As blockchains extend beyond financial transactions there has been a strong interest in the energy space- my research specialty, and the focus of my most recent paper on blockchains for securing decentralized energy markets.
Having watched other changes in the energy sector, » Read More
Great news- our proposal for a decentralized blockchain-based energy scheduling system won 2nd place in the Wanxiang Global Blockchain Challenge, the first step to getting our research out of the ivory tower and into industry!
Our proposal outlines an approach to creating the energy network which will power Wanxiang’s 90,000-person smart city (a 5-year, » Read More
I just got back from the First IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, which replaces the previous Multi-conference on Systems and Control.
First, having a conference in Hawaii is fantastic: morning snorkeling missions before the conference started, » Read More