Distributed Algorithms: Tsitsiklis and Beyond

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

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LIDS Seminar Series

Speaker Name

Vivek Borkar


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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This talk will recall Tsitsiklis' formulation of distributed algorithms with consensus and point out its generalizations in some directions, particularly an extension to distributed stochastic approximation with projection. This is joint work with Advaitvedant Mathkar and Suhail Mohmad Shah.


Prof. Borkar is Institute Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay, Mumbai. He obtained his Ph.D. in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 and has since worked at TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics and Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai before taking up his current position in 2011. His research interests are stochastic optimization and control, encompassing theory, algorithms, and applications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AMS, TWAS and the science and engineering academies in India.