### 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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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

- Assistant Professor, EE Dept., SUNY Buffalo (Jan. 2011 - Present)
- Research Associate, ISE Dept., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Jan. '10 - Dec. '10)
- Research Associate, ECE Dept., Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Jan. '09 - Dec. '09)
- Research Associate, DIET Dept., University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Nov. '07 - Dec.'08)
- Visiting Researcher, ECE Dept., Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Sept. '07 - Aug. '08)
- Post-doc, DIET Dept., University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Nov. '05 - Nov. '07)
- Visiting PhD Student, EECS Dept., University of California at Berkeley (Feb. '04 - Sept. '04)

## 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).