Shahriar Talebi

Ph.D. Candidate, RAIN Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.


Guggenheim Hall Room 315

3940 Benton Lane NE

Seattle, WA 98195

I’m a Ph.D. Candidate in aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, where I’m also working toward the M.S. degree in mathematics. My research interests includes game theory and variational analysis, data-driven control, and networked dynamical systems. I’m also interested in applying the developed techniques to analyze distributed systems operating in cooperative/non-cooperative environments.

…more about me. I received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA, in 2017, both in the area of control theory. I’m a recipient of William E. Boeing Endowed Fellowship, Paul A. Carlstedt Endowment, and Latvian Arctic Pilot–A. Vagners Memorial Scholarship with UW in 2018 and 2019, and Frank Hubbard Engineering Scholarship with UCF in 2017.


Sep 7, 2022 📝 Our paper is accepted in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control:
   see Policy Optimization over Submanifolds for Constrained Feedback Synthesis
   🗣 I’ll present its application to structured and output-feedback problems at CDC 2022.  
Jul 7, 2022 🏆 I’ve been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award @ UW.
   This award recognizes sustained commitment to and distinguished achievement in classroom teaching.  
Mar 16, 2022 👨🏼‍🏫 I will be teaching Networked Dynamic Systems in Spring 2022 @ UW.
   Check out the course website.
Feb 10, 2022 🗣 Invited talk for RSRG group @ Caltech.
   I'm presenting our work on distributed data-driven policy optimization. Find the draft paper here or the conference version here
Jan 1, 2022 📝 See my latest publications on my google scholar

selected publications

  1. Policy Optimization over Submanifolds for Constrained Feedback Synthesis
    Talebi, Shahriar, and Mesbahi, Mehran
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2201.11157 2022
  2. On regularizability and its application to online control of unstable LTI systems
    Talebi, Shahriar, Alemzadeh, Siavash, Rahimi, Niyousha, and Mesbahi, Mehran
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 2021
  3. Distributed Model-Free Policy Iteration for Networks of Homogeneous Systems
    Talebi, Shahriar, Alemzadeh, Siavash, and Mesbahi, Mehran
    In 2021 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) 2021