I am an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (as of July 2017). I hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Systems. I am also a faculty affiliate of the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences.
Before joining Penn, I was a research fellow at the Simons Institute, UC Berkeley (program: Foundations of Machine Learning). Prior to that, I was a post-doctoral scholar and lecturer in the Institute for Machine Learning at ETH Zürich. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer and Communication Sciences from EPFL.
Some Recent Publications
• A. Robey, A. Adibi, B. Schlotfeldt, G. Pappas, H. Hassani Optimal Algorithms for Submodular Maximization with Distributed Constraints, 2019.
• Z. Shen, H. Hassani, A. Ribeiro Hessian Aided Policy Gradient, 2019.
• M. Zhang, L. Chen, A. Mokhtari, H. Hassani, A. Karbasi Quantized Frank-Wolfe: Communication-Efficient Distributed Optimization, 2019.
• H. Hassani, A. Karbasi, A. Mokhtari, Z. Shen Stochastic Conditional Gradient++, 2019.
•A. Gotovos, H. Hassani, A. Krause, S. Jegelka, Discrete Sampling Using Semigradient-based Product Mixtures, 2018.
• A. Mokhtari, H. Hassani, A. Karbasi, Stochastic Conditional Gradient Methods: From Convex Minimization to Submodular Maximization, 2018.
• Y. Balaji, H. Hassani, R. Chellappa, S. Feizi, Entropic GANs meet VAEs: A Statistical Approach to Compute Sample Likelihoods in GANs, 2018.
• K. Gatsis, H. Hassani, G. J. Pappas, Latency-Reliability Tradeoffs for State Estimation, 2018.
• A. Mokhtari, H. Hassani, A. Karbasi, Decentralized Submodular Maximization: Bridging Discrete and Continuous Settings, 2018.
• M. Fereydounian, V. Jamali, H. Hassani, H. Mahdavifar, Channel Coding at Low Capacity, 2018.
• A. Fazeli, H. Hassani, M. Mondelli, A. Vardy, Binary Linear Codes with Optimal Scaling: Polar Codes with Large Kernels, 2018.
• H. Hassani, S. Kudekar, O. Ordentlich, Y. Polyanskiy, R. Urbanke, Almost Optimal Scaling of Reed-Muller Codes on BEC and BSC Channels, 2018.
• L. Chen, C. Harshaw, H. Hassani, A. Karbasi, Projection-Free Online Optimization with Stochastic Gradient: From Convexity to Submodularity, 2018.
• M. Hayhoe, F. Barreras, H. Hassani, V. M. Preciado, SPECTRE: Seedless Network Alignment via Spectral Centralities, 2018.
• Y. Chen, S. H. Hassani, A. Krause, Near-optimal Bayesian Active Learning with Correlated and Noisy Tests, 2017.
• ICML 2019: We will present our work on Hessian-Aided Policy Gradient and A Statistical Approach to Compute Sample Likelihoods in GANs.
• Data Science Summer School, Ecole Polytechnique, 2019: I will be giving 6 lectures on "Theory and Applications of Submodularity: From Discrete to Continuous and Back".
• Allerton 2018: We will be hoding a session on "Submodular Optimization" with 5 great speakers.
• ICML 2018: We will present our work on Decenteralized Submodular Maximization and Projection-Free Online Optimization.
• ISIT 2018: We will present our work on The Scaling of Reed-Muller Codes and A New Coding Paradigm for the Primitive Relay Channel.
• Invited talk at the workshop on local algorithms (MIT) on "Submodular Maximization: The Decentralized Setting" (June 15th).
• AISTATS 2018: We will present our work on The Stochastic Frank-Wolfe Method and Online Submodular Maximization.
• Invited talk at the workshop on coding and information theory (Harvard, CSMA) and the University of Maryland (ECE) on "Non-asymptotic Analysis of Codes and its Practical Significance" (April 13th and March 29th).
• NSF CISE Research Initiative (NSF-CRII) award, 2018.
• Invited talk at the Santa Fe Institute on "Sequential Information Maximization: From Theory to Designs" (Feb 21st).
• Talk at the Dagstuhl Seminar and ITA 2018 on "Decentralized Submodular Maximization: Bridging Discrete and Continuous Settings" (Feb 16th).
• Talk at UPenn ESE on "Coding for IoT" (Jan 26th).
• We are organizing a session on "Submodular Optimization" at the 2018 INFORMS Optimization Society Conference.
• AAAI 2018: We will present our work Learning to Interact with Learning Agents.
• I will serve as a program committe member for IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT'18). Please consider submitting your work to ISIT!
• NIPS 2017: We will present our works on Stochastic Submodular Maximization and Gradient Methods for Submodular Maximization.
• Invited talk at MIT EECS on "Recent Advances in Channel Coding" (Nov 1st).
• Invited talk at Yale Institute for Networking Science (YINS) on "K-means: A Nonconvex problem with Fast and Provable Algorithms" (Oct 25th).
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