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Necdet Serhat Aybat

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

360 Leonhard Building

nsa10@psu.edu

814-867-1284

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Operations Research

Interest Areas:

i) First Order Methods for Large-Scale Convex Optimization, ii) Compressive Sensing, iii) Matrix Rank Minimization, iv) Robust and Stable PCA, v) Distributed Algorithms.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, 2003
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, 2005
  • Ph D, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, 2011
  • M Phil, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, 2011

Publications

Books

  • Necdet S Aybat, 2016, Handbook of Robust Low Rank and Sparse Matrix Decomposition: Applications in Image and Video Processing, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group

Book, Chapters

  • Necdet S Aybat, 2016, Algorithms for Stable PCA, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group

Journal Articles

  • Ashkan Jasour, Necdet S Aybat and Constantino M Lagoa, 2015, "Semidefinite Programming For Chance Constrained Optimization Over Semialgebraic Sets", SIAM Journal on Optimization, 25, (3), pp. 1411-1440
  • Necdet S Aybat and Garud Iyengar, 2015, "An Alternating Direction Method with Increasing Penalty for Stable Principal Component Pursuit", Computational Optimization and Applications, 61, (3), pp. 635-668
  • Necdet S Aybat, Donald Goldfarb and Shiqian Ma, 2014, "Efficient Algorithms for Robust and Stable Principal Component Pursuit Problems", Computational Optimization and Applications, 58, (1), pp. 1-29
  • Necdet S Aybat and Garud Iyengar, 2014, "A Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms", Mathematical Programming, Series A, 144, (1), pp. 181-226
  • Necdet S Aybat and Garud Iyengar, 2012, "A First-Order Augmented Lagrangian Method for Compressed Sensing", SIAM Journal on Optimization, 22, (2), pp. 429-459
  • Necdet S Aybat and Garud Iyengar, 2011, "A First-Order Smoothed Penalty Method for Compressed Sensing", SIAM Journal on Optimization, 21, (1), pp. 287-313
  • Necdet S Aybat, Zi Wang, Tianyi Lin and Shiqian Ma, , "Distributed Linearized Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for Composite Convex Consensus Optimization", IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, 63, (1), pp. 5-20
  • Sam Tajbakhsh, Necdet S Aybat and Enrique Del Castillo, , "Generalized Sparse Precision Matrix Selection for Fitting Multivariate Gaussian Random Fields to Large Data Sets", Statistica Sinica

Conference Proceedings

  • Erfan Yazdandoost and Necdet S Aybat, 2017, "Multi-agent constrained optimization of a strongly convex function", Proceedings of the 2017 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), IEEE
  • Necdet S Aybat and Mert Gurbuzbalaban, 2017, "Decentralized Computation of Effective Resistances and Acceleration of Consensus Algorithms", Proceedings of the 2017 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), IEEE
  • Erfan Yazdandoost and Necdet S Aybat, 2017, "Multi-agent constrained optimization of a strongly convex function over time-varying directed networks", Proceedings of the 2017 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), IEEE, pp. 518-525
  • Mahmoud Ashour, Jingyao Wang, Constantino M Lagoa, Necdet S Aybat and Hao Che, 2017, "Non-concave network utility maximization: A distributed optimization approach", IEEE INFOCOM 2017 - the 36th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE, pp. 1-9
  • Jingyao Wang, Mahmoud Ashour, Constantino M Lagoa, Necdet S Aybat and Hao Che, 2017, "A Distributed Optimization Method for Non-Concave Network Utility Maximization in Connectionless Networks", The Proceedings of 2017 American Control Conference, IEEE, pp. 3980-3985
  • Necdet S Aybat and Erfan Yazdandoost, 2017, "Distributed primal-dual method for multi-agent sharing problem with conic constraints", Proceedings of the 50th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, IEEE, pp. 777-782
  • Necdet S Aybat and Erfan Yazdandoost, 2016, "A Primal-Dual Method for Constrained Consensus Optimization", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 29 (NIPS), Curran Associates, Inc., pp. 5049-5057
  • Hesam Ahmadi, Necdet S Aybat and Vinayak Shanbhag, 2016, "On the Rate Analysis of Inexact Augmented Lagrangian Schemes for Convex Optimization Problems with Misspecified Constraints", Proceedings of American Control Conference (ACC), 2016, pp. 4841-4846
  • Necdet S Aybat, Sahar Zarmehri and Soundar R Tirupatikumara, 2015, "An ADMM Algorithm for Clustering Partially Observed Networks", Proceedings of the 2015 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, pp. 460-468
  • Necdet S Aybat, Zi Wang and Garud Iyengar, 2015, "An Asynchronous Distributed Proximal Gradient Method for Composite Convex Optimization", Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR): W&CP -- Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning, 37, pp. 2454-2462
  • Necdet S Aybat and Zi Wang, 2014, "A Parallel Method for Large Scale Convex Regression Problems", Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 5710-5717
  • Necdet S Aybat, Sinem Daysal, Burcu Tan and Fulden Topaloglu, 2004, "Decision Making Tests with Different Variations of the Stock Management Game", Proceedings of the 22nd International Systems Dynamics Conference, Oxford

Research Projects

  • September 2016 - August 2019, "Decentralized power flow optimization on electricity grids via distributed consensus methods," (Sponsor: NSF CMMI - Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR)).
  • September 2016 - August 2019, "Decentralized Power Flow Optimization on Electricity Grids via Distributed Consensus Methods," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • August 2014 - July 2018, "RESOLVING PARAMETRIC MISSPECIFICATION: JOINT SCHEMES FOR COMPUTATION AND LEARNING," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2017 - March 2018, "Decentralized methods for multi-agent problems over networks," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Research Laboratory).
  • August 2014 - July 2017, "Resolving Parametric Misspecification: Joint Schemes for Computation and Learning," (Sponsor: NSF CMMI - OPERATIONS RESEARCH).

Honors and Awards

  • The IEEE INFOCOM 2017 “Best-in-Session-Presentation” award, IEEE INFOCOM, May 2017
  • INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Prize Finalist (as advisor), INFORMS Data Mining Section, November 2015
  • 2011 SIAM Student Paper Prize, July 2012
  • 2010 INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper Award Runner-Up, November 2010
  • The Presidential Distinguished Fellowship, Columbia University, September 2006
  • Dana Meadows Best Student Paper Prize, Honorable Mention, Bogazici University, July 2004
  • Valedictorian, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2003
  • Valedictorian, Uskudar Science High School, June 1998

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Member, College of Engineering Activity Insight (AI) faculty users committee, October 2017
  • Committee Work, Member, P&T Committee, August 2017 - May 2018
  • Committee Work, Member, Shared Exellence Committee, August 2017 - May 2018
  • Committee Work, Member, Graduate Committee, August 2016 - May 2017
  • Other, Coordinator, Industrial Engineering Colloquium Coordinator, August 2015 - December 2015
  • Committee Work, Member, Faculty Search Committee, September 2015 - May 2016
  • Committee Work, Member, Research Computing Committee, October 2015 - August 2017
  • Committee Work, Member, Department Head Search Committee, November 2014 - May 2015
  • Committee Work, Coordinator, Candidacy Exam - OR Area Coordinator, August 2014 - May 2015
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Reviewer, Faculty Reviewer for College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), April 2014 - April 2014
  • Committee Work, Member, Faculty group for dicussing the student aspects of the new strategic plan, January 2013 - February 2013
  • Committee Work, Member, Faculty Search Committee for ICS Cluster Hire, August 2012 - December 2012

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Symposium Organization, IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), December 7-9, 2016, March 2017 - November 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Technical Session Organization, INFORMS Annual Meeting, March 2017 - October 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Nonlinear Optimization Cluster Organization, INFORMS Annual Meeting, March 2017 - October 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Workshop Organization, International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), June 2017 - October 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Nonlinear Optimization Cluster Organization, INFORMS Optimization Society Meeting, March 2017 - March 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Vice Chair, Vice Chair of Nonlinear Optimization Section, INFORMS Optimization Society, November 2016 - November 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Technical Session Organization, INFORMS Annual Meeting, March 2016 - November 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Symposium Organization, IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), December 7-9, 2016, December 2015 - December 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Session Chair, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), October 2015 - October 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Technical Session Organization, INFORMS Annual Meeting, March 2015 - November 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Workshop Organization, International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), July 2015 - December 2015
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize Committee, July 2014 - August 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Technical Session Organization, INFORMS Annual Meeting, March 2014 - November 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Technical Session Organization, INFORMS Annual Meeting, March 2013 - November 2013
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS), December 2012 - July 2013
 


 

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