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Omid Ardakanian, PhD

Assistant Professor


Computing Science

About Me

Academic Employment
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • M.Math, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • B.Sc., Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran


My research focuses on the challenges of designing, analyzing, and operating smart energy systems, such as transportation systems, power grids, and buildings that are equipped with sensors, computers, and networks. These critical systems traditionally have limited monitoring, diagnostic, and control capabilities; thus, they cannot adapt to environmental, societal, and technological changes or deal with uncertainty in a timely and efficient manner. My research aims to develop theoretical and computational techniques to address these interdisciplinary and complex systems challenges at scale through the use of information and communication technologies, and the analysis of massive available data. 

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