Alexander Olshevsky

Assistant Professor (ECE, SE)

  • Title Assistant Professor (ECE, SE)
  • Education PhD MIT, 2010

Research interests:

Control and algorithms for multi-agent systems, sensor networks, distributed optimization, and control of large-scale systems.

Abbreviated CV:

Alex Olshevsky is an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Boston University. He received a B.S. in applied mathematics and electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 2004, and an M.S. and PhD from MIT in 2006 and 2010, both in electrical engineering and computer science. Previously, he was a postdoctoral scholar  at Princeton University and an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Olshevsky is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Young Investigator award from the Air Force, two best paper awards from SIAM and INFORMS, and three awards for teaching/advising during his time at the University of Illinois.

His research interests focus on distributed control and optimization, with an eye to designing policies which allow teams of autonomous agents (such as formations of vehicles, mobile sensors, or nodes in a communication network) to cooperate and function reliably time-varying environments. A particular emphasis of his recent work is on decentralized learning in multi-agent systems. He is also interested in algorithms and fundamental limitations for the control of large-scale or networked systems.

For more information visit Alex Olshevksy’s website.

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