Assistant Professor
School of Industrial Engineering & Management
Oklahoma State University 



  • Office: 317D Engineering North
    ,
    Stillwater, OK 74078

  • Email:
     farzad.yousefian[at]okstate[dot]edu
 

Phone: (405) 744-2298
 
                     
I am currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Industrial Engineering & Management at Oklahoma State University
Before I join OSU, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department at Pennsylvania State University (PSU). I received my PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in August 2013. I had the great opportunity to work with Prof. Angelia Nedich and Prof. Uday V. Shanbhag as my supervisors during my PhD.

 Research Interests 
  • Convex Optimization
  • Variational Inequalities and Games
  • Stochastic Approximation Methods
  • Distributed Optimization 
  • Big data applicaitons
  
 
  Academic Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, August 2015 - present
  • Postdoctoral ResearcherPennsylvania State University, May 2014 - July 2015
  • Postdoctoral LecturerUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2013 - May 2014

  Education
  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2013
            THESIS - "Stochastic Approximation Schemes for Stochastic Optimization and Variational Problems: 
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2008
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2002
   Awards
  • The Best Theoretical Paper in the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference
  • The Best Presentation in Session in the IEEE American Control Conference 
  • The Best Paper in Session in the IEEE American Control Conference


    PhD Students
  • Mostafa Amini (Spring 2017 to present)
  • Harshal Kaushik (Spring 2017 to present)
  • Nahidsadat Majlesinasab (Fall 2015 to present)

    MS Thesis Students
  • Vandan Patel, graduated in Summer 2017