Seminar - Ramtin Pedarsani

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    • Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Wednesday March 2, 2016
      10:00 am - 9:59 am
  • Location: Advisory Boardroom Groseclose 402
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TITLE:  Robust Scheduling for Stochastic Networks: From Data Centers to Transportation Systems


Modern large-scale stochastic systems face much demand and processing variability, and a key challenge is the design of efficient control and scheduling policies that are robust to these uncertainties. In this talk, I will present a novel methodology of designing robust scheduling policies for stochastic networks with applications to emerging sectors such as data centers and intelligent transportation systems. In the first part, I present a robust scheduling policy with performance guarantee, for a new stochastic model of job scheduling in data centers, where jobs are represented as directed acyclic graphs (DAG). I will then visit a long-standing open problem on the stability of the longest-queue-first scheduling policy for open multiclass queueing networks, and resolve this problem for an important special case. In the second part of the talk, I focus on transportation networks. I develop the first exact analysis of fixed-time control for urban networks, and briefly mention a few opportunities and challenges in exploiting feedback control policies. I will conclude the talk with an overview of my research agenda and future research directions. 

Bio: Ramtin Pedarsani is a postdoctoral researcher in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at UC Berkeley. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2015. He received his M.Sc. degree at EPFL in 2011 and his B.Sc. degree at the University of Tehran in 2009. His research interests include stochastic systems, network control, and transportation systems. He is the recipient of the best paper award in the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2014.

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School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE)

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