Biography

Aditya Mahajan is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is a member of the McGill Center of Intelligent Machines (CIM), Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (MILA), and Groupe d'études et de recherche en analyse des décisions (GERAD). He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of Professional Engineers Ontario. He currently serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Springer Mathematics of Control, Signal, and Systems. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board from 2014 to 2017.

He is the recipient of the 2015 George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, the 2016 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award, the 2014 CDC Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor), and the 2016 NecSys Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor). His principal research interests include decentralized stochastic control, team theory, reinforcement learning, multi-armed bandits and information theory.

Awards and Honors

  • Best student paper award (as advisor), IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys), 2016.
  • Discovery Accelerator Award, NSERC, 2016.
  • George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Control System Society, 2015.
  • Best student paper award (as advisor), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2014.
  • Senior Member, IEEE 2014.
  • Exemplary Reviewer, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, 2012.
  • Peter Silvester Faculty Research Award Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 2011
  • Rackham pre-doctoral fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 2007.
  • Professor J.N. Kapur award for mathematical excellence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2002.
  • Director's award for academic excellence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2000 & 2002.
  • Certificate of merit, Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, 1998.
  • National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholarship, 1997–1999.