Shuo Han

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
[Curriculum Vitae]

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Phone: 312-996-5289   Office: 1110 SEO [map]
Office hours: Mon 3–5pm [schedule]

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was hosted by George J. Pappas and Ufuk Topcu. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2014 from Caltech, where I worked with Richard M. Murray. My research interests lie broadly in the areas of optimization and control theory. Most of my current research is motivated by problems in large-scale interconnected cyber-physical systems such as transportation networks and the power grid.


University of Illinois at Chicago
ECE 594
Convex Optimization (Fall 2019).
ECE 550
Linear Systems Theory and Design (Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020).
ECE 451
Control Engineering (Fall 2017, Fall 2018).
University of Pennsylvania
ESE 605
Modern Convex Optimization (Spring 2017).


May 2019
I received a Faculty Advising Award (for undergraduate advising) from the College of Engineering.
Mar 2019
Manuscript: "Systematic Design of Decentralized Algorithms for Consensus Optimization."
Update (May 2019): Accepted for publication in the IEEE Control Systems Letters. [IEEE Xplore]
Sep 2018
Manuscript: "Computational Convergence Analysis of Distributed Gradient Descent for Smooth Convex Objective Functions."
Update (Jan 2019): Accepted to the American Control Conference (ACC) under the new title "Computational Convergence Analysis of Distributed Gradient Tracking for Smooth Convex Optimization Using Dissipativity Theory." [arXiv]
May 2018
Review paper (with George J. Pappas): "Privacy in Control and Dynamical Systems," Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems.
Aug 2017
I joined the ECE Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an Assistant Professor on Aug 1, 2017.

Mailing Address

851 S. Morgan St.
Ste. 1020 (MC 154)
Chicago, IL 60607, USA