Omid Ardakanian

Assistant Professor
Department of Computing Science
University of Alberta

ardakanian@ualberta.[NULL]ca


I am an assistant professor in the department of computing science. My research focuses on the design and implementation of intelligent networked systems using network theory, control theory, distributed optimization, and machine learning. I use these techniques to address systems challenges in different domains, from sensor networks and IoT to smart buildings and energy systems.

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Prospective students: I am looking for motivated students with a strong quantitative background to work with me on various research projects in the areas of IoT, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Energy Informatics. If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies at UofA, please check out this page before you submit an application. If you decide to send me an email, attach your CV and state why you would like to work with me and what projects you might be interested in. Include the word "serious" in the subject line to indicate that you have read this note.

Omid Ardakanian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta and a Principal Investigator of Future Energy Systems. He received the Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of S. Keshav and Catherine Rosenberg in 2015. Before joining UofA, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley working with David Culler and Alexandra von Meier, and at the University of British Columbia working with Vincent Wong. Dr. Ardakanian's research focuses on the design and implementation of intelligent networked systems, such as smart buildings and grids. He was nominated for the Governor General's Gold Medal and received a 2015 University of Waterloo “Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies” award for his PhD thesis. He received Best Paper awards at ACM e-Energy, ACM BuildSys, and IEEE PES General Meeting. He was a guest editor of a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and TPC co-chair of ACM e-Energy 2021. He is currently serving on the executive committee of ACM SIGENERGY and is an editor of SIGENERGY Energy Informatics Review (EIR).
Email
ardakanian@ualberta.[NULL]ca

Office
Athabasca Hall 3-20

Mailing Address
Department of Computing Science
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E8
Canada