I am a PhD Student at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zürich under the supervision of Prof. Florian Dörfler (main advisor) and Prof. Alessio Figalli (second advisor). I am part of NCCR Automation.
My current research interests include optimal transport and gradient flows in the Wasserstein space, with applications in control theory, robust optimization, and game theory.
I regularly offer student projects: see here if interested.
I received my BSc. and MSc. in Mechanical Engineering with focus in Robotics, Systems, and Control from ETH Zürich in 2016 and 2019, respectively. During my Master's studies, I visited the Massachussets Institute of Technology and wrote my Master's thesis at Stanford University, in Prof. Marco Pavone's Autonomous Systems Lab.
|September 2023||I will present my work on optimality conditions in the Wasserstein space at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. See you in October in Phoenix!|
|July 2023||Two papers accepted at the 62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). See you in December in Singapore!|
|March 2023||How to optimally steer a fleet of identical agents or probability distributions? In our new preprint, we show that many optimal control problems in probability admit a separation principle: The solution of dynamic programming in probability spaces results from (i) the solution of dynamic programming in the "ground space" (i.e., the space on which the probability measures live), and (ii) the solution of an optimal transport problem.|
|March 2023||Our paper Stochastic Wasserstein Gradient Flows using Streaming Data with an Application in Predictive Maintenance was accepted at the 22nd IFAC World Congress. See you in July in Japan!|
|November 2022||Our paper Co-Design to Enable User-Friendly Tools to Assess the Impact of Future Mobility Systems has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.|
|October 2022||How to measure closeness between policies in reinforcement learning? In our new NeurIPS paper, we use optimal transport to define similarity between policies and to define trust regions for efficient and stable policy optimization... and it works! See here for a 5 minutes teaser!|
|September 2022||Can we do calculus in the probability space? In our new preprint, we derive first-order conditions for optimality in probability spaces using optimal transport.|
|August 2022||Our paper Modeling of Political Systems using Wasserstein Gradient Flows was accepted at the 61st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).|
|June 2022||I am honored to receive the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.|
|April 2022||How to capture and propagate uncertainty about probability distributions (aka distributional uncertainty)? In our new preprint, we use tools from optimal transport to study how complex systems shape distributional uncertainty.|
|September 2021||We are honored that our paper Game Theory to Study Interactions between Mobility Stakeholders won Best Paper Award (1st Place) at the 24th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC).|
|July 2021||Our paper Analysis and Control of Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems: A Review was accepted to the Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems.|
|June 2021||We have a new preprint: Check it out here.|
|June 2021||Our paper Game Theory to Study Interactions between Mobility Stakeholders was accepted at the 24th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC).|
|April 2021||We have a new preprint: Check it out here.|
|December 2020||I am honored to receive the 2020 SVOR/ASRO award for the best Master's thesis.|
|June 2020||I am honored to receive the ETH Medal and the Willi Studer Prize.|
|May 2020||Our paper On the Co-Design of AV-Enabled Mobility Systems was accepted at the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC).|
|April 2020||We have a new preprint: Check it out here.|
|November 2019||I presented our work on game-theoretic models for self-driving cars at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle.|