Rahul Jain


Research Interests

Stochastic Systems: Modeling, Optimization, Control, Statistical Learning Methods

Networks: Queueing Theory, Network Economics, Game Theory


  1. Bullet Naumaan Nayyar successfully defended his PhD dissertation on “Learning and Control in Decentralized Stochastic Systems”. He will join IBM Watson Research Center in Fall 2015. Congratulations!

  1. Bullet Wenyuan Tang has graduated with a PhD dissertation on “The SmartGrid Network: Pricing, Markets and Incentives”. He has joined UC Berkeley and Stanford as a joint postdoc in Fall 2015.

  1. Bullet Congratulations to Abhishek Gupta (postdoc 2014-15)! He will join Ohio State ECE department as assistant professor from Fall 2015

  1. Bullet Dileep Kalathil has graduated with a PhD dissertation on “Empirical Methods in Control and Optimization”. He has joined UC Berkeley as postdoc from October 2014

  1. Bullet Harsha Honnappa has a graduated with a PhD dissertation on “Strategic and Transitory Models of Queueing Systems”. He joins Purdue University as assistant professor in January 2015

  1. Bullet William Haskell (postdoc 2013-14) joins National University of Singapore as assistant professor from August 2014

  1. Bullet Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Engineering, March 2014 onwards

  1. Bullet Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, April 2013 onwards

  1. Bullet Best Student Paper award (with Srinivas Yerramalli and Ubli Mitra), Int. Conf. on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM) 2012

  1. Bullet Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award (2012)

  1. Bullet Guest Editor-in-Chief, IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Economics of Communications and Networks, December 2012.

  1. Bullet 2011 Southern California Symposium on Network Economics & Game Theory (NEGT),Caltech, November 3 & 4, 2011 (co-organizer)

  1. Bullet International Conf. on Game Theory in Networks (Game-Nets), April 16-18, 2011, Shanghai  (TPC Co-Chair)

  1. Bullet NSF CAREER Award, 2010

  1. Bullet IBM Faculty Award, 2010

  1. Bullet Best Paper Award at The ValueTools Conference 2009, Pisa, Italy, October 20-22, 2009

  1. Bullet James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Award, 2009

Travel: Nov 15-25, 2015 and Dec 13-24, 2015

I am looking for 2-3 PhD students for 2015-16. I also have a postdoc position available. If you are looking for a post-doc position, please send me your CV and one of your best papers.

Information for Prospective Students

Link to  Communication Networks & Systems (CommNetS) Seminar  series. Every Wednesday 2-3pm in EEB-248.

Associate Professor &

Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (EE)

           Department of Computer Science (CS) (courtsey)

Epstein Industrial and Systems Engr. (ISE) Dept. (courtsey)


Stochastic Systems & Learning Laboratory (S2L2)

Viterbi School of Engineering, EEB-328

University of Southern California (USC)

Los Angeles, CA 90089-2563



Admin: Annie Yu, (213) 740-4465

Office Hours: Tue and Thu 2-3pm