Hanie Sedghi UCI Wordmark 

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California



3740 McClintock Ave., EEB 303, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90089.

Email: hsedghi@usc.edu


 About me

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in the department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California.

I am delighted to have Professor Edmond Jonckheere as my advisor. It is my pleasure to collaborate with Professor Anima Anandkumar, UC Irvine.

Before joining USC, I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007 and 2009 respectively.


Research Inerests

  • High-Dimensional Statistics and Large-Scale Machine Learning
  • Online Optimization in High Dimension
  • Inference and Learning in Graphical Models and Latent Variable Models
  • Stochastic Optimization and Sparse Statistical Recovery
  • Theoretical and Applied Machine Learning and Statistics


Honors and Awards

  • USC Graduate School Research Fellowship, University of Southern California, Summer 2012
  • USC Provost Fellowship,University of Southern California, 2010-2014
  • Best Poster Award, MHI Research Festival, University of Southern California, Spring 2013
  • Financial Research Award, Iran Telecommunication Research Center, 2008
  • Recognized as a national elite by National Elite Foundation, Iran, 2007
  • Ranked 36th in the nationwide entrance exam for graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Iran, 2007
  • Ranked 27th among 450000 participants in the universities entrance exam in Mathematics and Physics field, Iran, 2003



  • Multi-Step Stochastic ADMM in High Dimensions: Applications in Sparse Optimization and Noisy Matrix Decomposition by H. Sedghi, A. Anandkumar, E. Jonckheere. Preprint, Feb. 2014.
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  • Statistical Structure Learning: Towards a Robust Smart Grid by H. Sedghi and E. Jonckheere. Preprint, March 2014.
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  • Statistical Structure Learning of Smart Grid for Detection of False Data Injection, H. Sedghi and E. Jonckheere, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting2013.
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  • On Conditional Mutual Information in Gaussian-Markov Structured Grids, H. Sedghi and E. Jonckheere, Information and Control in Networks, G. Como, B. Bernhardson, and A. Rantzer, vol. 450, pp 277-297, Springer.
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  • A Misbehavior-Tolerant Multipath Routing Protocol for Wireless Ad hoc Network, H. Sedghi, M.R. Pakravan and M. R. Aref, International Journal of Research in Wireless Systems, vol. 2, issue 2.
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  • A Game-Theoretic Approach for Power Allocation in Bidirectional Cooperative Communication, M.Janzamin, M. R. Pakravan and H. Sedghi, IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC) Sydney, 2010.
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