Biography

Aditya Mahajan is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is a member of the McGill Center of Intelligent Machines (CIM) and Groupe d'études et de recherche en analyse des décisions (GERAD). He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2003 and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2006 and 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was postdoctoral researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. From 2016 to 2017, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of SIAM and Professional Engineers Ontario. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Springer Mathematics of Control, Signal, and Systems. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board from 2014 to 2017. He has co-organized the Workshop on Sequential and Adaptive Information Theory (2013), Banff workshop on Optimal Cooperation, Communication, and Learning in Decentralized Systems (2014), Workshop on Information, Decisions, and Networks (2016), and GlobalSIP workshop on Control and Information Theoretic Approaches to Privacy and Security (2017).

He is the recipient of the 2015 George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, 2014 CDC Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor), and the 2016 NecSys Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor). His principal research interests include decentralized stochastic control, team theory, reinforcement learning, multi-armed bandits and information theory.

Awards and Honors

  • Best student paper award (as advisor), IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys), 2016.
  • Discovery Accelerator Award, NSERC, 2016.
  • George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Control System Society, 2015.
  • Best student paper award (as advisor), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2014.
  • Senior Member, IEEE 2014.
  • Exemplary Reviewer, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, 2012.
  • Peter Silvester Faculty Research Award Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 2011
  • Rackham pre-doctoral fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 2007.
  • Professor J.N. Kapur award for mathematical excellence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2002.
  • Director's award for academic excellence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2000 & 2002.
  • Certificate of merit, Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, 1998.
  • National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholarship, 1997–1999.