I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) at McGill University and Groupe d'Études et de Recherche en Analyse des Décisions (GERAD) in Montreal, Canada. I received my PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2019, under the supervision of Professor Peter E. Caines. I am also a visiting scholar hosted by Professor Minyi Huang at Carleton University since Dec. 2021. From Aug. 2022 to Dec. 2022, I will be visiting the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley to attend the program on "Graph Limits and Processes on Networks: From Epidemics to Misinformation".
My research aims to discover fundamental properties of dynamics and control of systems that involve large populations of network-coupled decision makers, and achieve intelligent decision-making for such systems.
My research interests include control, game and learning theories for large networks, and their applications in social networks, epidemic networks, smart renewable energy grid and neuronal networks.
sgao [at] cim [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
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