I moved to the Department of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal (University of Montreal) as an Assistant Professor in September 2023. Please visit my new webpage.
I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University (started in 2019) 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 was a Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley, from August 2022 to December 2022, supported by the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship. During this period, I attended the program on "Graph Limits and Processes on Networks: From Epidemics to Misinformation". I was also a visiting scholar hosted by Minyi Huang at Carleton University from December 2021 to August 2022. I received my PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2019, advised by Peter E. Caines.
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
@McGill: Office 502, McConnell Engineering Bld., 3480 Rue University, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3A 0E9