• Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Alfredo Garcia

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997
  • M.S, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,
  • D.E.A Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies, Automatique et Informatique Industrielle; Universite de Toulouse III, Toulouse, France, 1992
  • Ingeniero Electrico; Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 1991

Research Interests

  • His research interests include game theory and dynamic optimization, with applications in electricity and communication networks.

Selected Publications

  • "Zeroth Order Nonconvex Multi-Agent Optimization over Networks" (2019) D. Hajinezhad, M. Hong and A. Garcia, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 64, No. 10, pp. 3995-4010
  • "Swarming for Faster Convergence in Stochastic Optimization" (2018) S. Pu and A. Garcia, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 2997-3020.
  • "A Flocking-based Approach for Distributed Stochastic Optimization" (2017) S. Pu and A. Garcia, Operations Research, Vol. 6, pp. 267-281, https://doi.org/10.1287/opre.2017.1666?
  • "Efficient Rate Allocation in Wireless Networks Under Incomplete Information" (2016) A. Garcia and M. Hong, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 1397-1402