Assistant Professor

Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260

Office: 223, Davis Hall
Email: gesualdo[at]buffalo[dot]edu
Fax: +1-716-645-3656
Phone: +1-716-645-1012

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Professional Experiences

Areas of Interest

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Distributed optimization of large-scale complex networks
  • Algorithmic game theory and applications
  • Variational Inequality methods for engineering
  • Optimization of smart grids
  • Distributed bio-inspired signal processing

Recent News

  • June 2014: I will teach a course entitled “Advanced Decomposition Algorithms for Multi-agent Systems ” at the CIME Summer School on “Centralized and Distributed Multi-agent Optimization: Models and Algorithms”, Cetraro, Italy, June 23-28, 2014. More info here; Registration is free!
  • April 2014: I will give the talk "Parallel and Distributed Optimization of Large-Scale Systems," Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • April 2014: I will give the talk "Parallel and Distributed Optimization of Large-Scale Systems," Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA.
  • March 2014: I will give the talk "Parallel and Distributed Optimization of Large-Scale Systems," Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Welcome to FLEXA, a fast parallel algorithm for big-data problems [PDF].
  • Sept. 2013: I will visit the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Digital Technology Center at University of Minnesota.
  • August 2013: I will visit the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Science at the Nothwestern University.
  • August 2013: I received the 2013 UB Exceptional Scholars – Young Investigator Award.
  • August 2013: I'm an invited speaker at the IMSE summer school on Multi-Agent Networked Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, August 15-19, 2013.
  • July 2013: I will give the invited talk "Distributed Optimization of Multiuser Systems," DIET Dept., University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.
  • June 2013: I will give the invited lectures "Parallel Optimization of Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems" in the 59th Workshop of the International School of Mathematics, entitled "Nonlinear Optimization: a Bridge from Theory to Applications," Erice, Sicily, Italy.
  • April 2013: I'm an Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
  • Feb. 2013: I received the 2013 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
  • Dec. 2012: I will give the invited talk "Complex Variational Inequalities and Applications" in the 2012 Workshop on Complementarity and its Extensions, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Dec. 2012: I will give the tutorial "Distributed Algorithms for Multiuser Systems" in the 2012 Workshop on Complementarity and its Extensions, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Nov. 2012: I will give the short course "Variational Inequality Theory: A Mathematical Framework for Distributed Decision Makings" in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept. at Syracuse University, NY, USA.
  • Aug. 2012: I will give the invited talk "Monotone Communication Games" in the 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Berlin.
  • July 2012: National Science Foundation (NSF) funds our research on "Distributed Decision Making in Cognitive Ad-Hoc Networks based on Bilevel Equilibrium Programming" (role: PI).
  • Jan. 2012: I'm an Associated Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters (Jan. 2012-Dec. 2014).
  • Nov. 2011: I have been elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM TC) for a three year term (Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2014).
  • Highly cited paper (ISI Web of Knowledge) status for my 2008 IEEE Trans. SP paper "Optimal Linear Precoding Strategies for Wideband Noncooperative Systems Based on Game Theory – Part I: Nash Equilibria," (coauthored by D. P. Palomar and S. Barbarossa) on Game Theory applied to the design of Multiuser Systems.
  • July 2011: I will give the tutorial "Variational Inequality Theory: A Mathematical Framework for Distributed Decision Makings" in Acropolis/COST IC0902 First International Summer School on Cognitive Wireless Communications, Florence, Italy.
  • May 2011: I will give the tutorial "Variational Inequality Theory: A Mathematical Framework for Multiuser Communication Systems and Signal Processing" in IEEE ICASPP 2011, Prague, Czech Republic (together with Daniel P. Palomar).
  • Aug. 2010: I will give the tutorial “Convex Optimization, Game Theory, and Variational Inequality Theory in Multiuser Communication Systems” in EUSIPCO 2010, Aalborg, Denmark (together with Daniel P. Palomar).
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