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Department of Computer Science

Usman Khan

Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Signal Processing and Robotic Networks Laboratory

Usman Khan

Usman Khan

Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Signal Processing and Robotic Networks Laboratory

Phone 617-627-5299
Halligan Hall, Room 135B
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
Optimization and Control, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Graph Theory, Decentralized Algorithms
Biography: 

Usman Khan is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He is the director of the Signal Processing and RoboTic Networks (SPARTN) laboratory at Tufts. He has published extensively in his research areas with more than 100 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds multiple patents. Recognition of his work includes the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Career award, several NSF REU awards, multiple NSF grants, an IEEE journal cover, three best student paper awards in IEEE conferences, and several news articles including two in IEEE Spectrum. 

Education: 
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
B.S., University of Engineering and Technology, 2002
Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • 2014: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • Technical Area Chair, IEEE 2020 Asilomar Conference on Signals Systems and Computers
  • Special Track Chair, IEEE 2020 International Conference on Autonomous Systems
Selected Professional Activities: 
Lead Guest Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE Special Issue on Optimization for Data-driven Learning and Control
Professional Memberships: 
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Elected Member, IEEE SPS Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee
Elected Member, IEEE BigData Special Interest Group
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Feedback Control Systems
Network Estimation and Control