• [5/2020] Call for Book Chapter Abstract submission in the book co-edited by Prof. Amini and Prof. Shafie-khah entitled Cyberphysical Smart Cities Infrastructures: Optimal Operation and Intelligent Decision Making (Link)!
  • [4/2020] solid lab’s director, Prof. Amini is interviewed by FIU News! (Link, SCIS Twitter)
  • [4/2020] solid lab’s director, Prof. Amini (Co-PI) together with Dr. Sadri (PI), received an NSF grant entitled COVID-19: Understanding Community Response in the Emergence and Spread of Novel Coronavirus through Health Risk Communications in Socio-Technical Systems!
  • [3/2020] solid lab’s journal paper on the Data Science Challenges of Interdependent Networks is published in Patterns!
  • [3/2020] solid lab released a predictive interactive map and dashboard for COVID-19 Datasets (Link)!
  • [2/2020] solid lab’s Two Undergraduate Research Fellows and one Graduate Student initiated research on data science for COVID-19 prediction! The team will soon release a public dashboard that visualizes predictive analytics on COVID-19 statistics!
  • [2/2020] solid lab is hosting Prof. Panos Pardalos from the University of Florida for the SCIS Distinguished Lecture Series entitled “On the Limits of Computation in Non-convex Optimization”! (Announcement, Coverage)
  • [2/2020] solid lab is hosting Sakshi Mishra from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for an invited lecture at “Optimization for Computing: Theory and Applications” course offered by Prof. Amini, as well as FIU SCIS invited lecture series! (Announcement, Coverage)
  • [1/2020] solid lab is hosting Prof. Majid Fathi from the University of Siegen, Germany, for a distinguished Artificial Intelligence Seminar at FIU SCIS! (Announcement, Coverage)
  • [1/2020] Prof. Amini is recognized as Best Reviewer of IEEE Transactions for Smart Grid and Exceptional Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy!
  • [12/2019] solid lab’s paper entitled “Distributed Sensing Using Smart End-user Devices: Pathway to Federated Learning for Autonomous IoT ” has received the Best Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence! Media Coverage: SCIS News, SCIS LinkedIn, and SCIS Twitter!
  • [12/2019] solid lab’s director, Prof. Amini, serves as session chair for two sessions at the Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI 2019): 1) Artificial Intelligence (CSCI-ISAI); 2) Big Data and Data Science (CSCI-ISBD) + Social Network Analysis, Social Media, & Mining (CSCI-ISNA)!
  • [12/2019] solid lab’s collaborative journal paper joint with Carnegie Mellon University, entitled “Distributed Holistic Framework for Smart City Infrastructures: Tale of Interdependent Electrified Transportation Network and Power Grid”, is accepted for publication at “Distributed Computing Infrastructure for Cyber-Physical Systems” Session of IEEE Access!
  • [11/2019] solid lab’s director’s article on a physics-based model of electrified vehicles in interdependent transportation and energy networks is published at Optimization in Large Scale Problems!
  • [11/2019] solid lab’s collaborative research with Carnegie Mellon University on a novel distributed intelligence algorithm for critical infrastructures is accepted and published in the Proceedings of the 9th ACM Symposium on Design and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications and presented by Prof. M. Hadi Amini at the 22nd ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems! Media Coverage: SCIS Twitter, LinkedIn, and Carnegie Mellon University Energy Science and Innovation Club!
  • [10/2019] solid lab’s research on Distributed Sensing for Federated Learning in Autonomous IoT by Ahmed Imteaj and Prof. M. Hadi Amini is just accepted at the 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence! (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
  • [10/2019] solid lab’s collaborative research with Department of Computer Science, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia entitled “On Parameter Tuning in Meta-learning for Computer Vision” is accepted for presentation and publication in proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence! (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
  • [10/2019] Our collaborative paper on optimal sensor placement for cyberphysical energy network observability, joint with Carnegie Mellon University and Lehigh University has been accepted for publication in flagship journal of smart energy systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid! (Impact Factor: 10.486)
  • [10/2019] Our collaborative paper on optimal attack strategy in cyberphysical energy systems, joint with Departments of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Architectural Engineering  at Penn State University has been accepted for publication and presentation at International Workshop on Big Data Analytics of Cyber-Physical Systems as a part of the Tenth IEEE International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC 2019)! (Acceptance rate: 40%)
  • [10/2019] Prof. Amini is serving as Technical Program Committee of 12th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2020 Graduate Forum!
  • [09/2019] solid lab’s Sunanda Guha has been awarded the prestigious travel grant to attend DFHS Workshop at the 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation (BuildSys 2019)! Congratulations Sunanda! Media coverage: SCIS, LinkedIn, FIU Grad School, and Twitter! (Acceptance rate: 21.48%)
  • [09/2019] Prof. Amini is serving as Technical Program Committee of 1st ACM Workshop on Device-Free Human Sensing, ACM Buildsys 2019!
  • [08/2019] Multiple PhD positions are available in the areas of optimization/learning theory, data analytics, distributed algorithms, and cyberphysical security/resilience. Application domains include interdependent networks, smart city infrastructures, and sensor networks. To apply, please email us your resume[including education, list of references, software experience, publication list, English test scores if applicable] and maximum two recently-published representative papers (solid@cs.fiu.edu). We are always looking forward to working with motivated undergraduate and masters students who are interested in solid lab’s research. Partial funding for Visiting Scholars/Students is available.
  • [08/2019] Prof. Amini is serving as Technical Program Committee of 3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST’2020)!
  • [08/2019] Prof. Amini joined the School of Computing and Information Sciences, College of Engineering and Computing, Florida International University as an Assistant Professor!
  • [08/2019] Prof. Amini was awarded NSF Travel support to attend National Science Foundation “Networking Technology and Systems Early-Career Investigators” (NeTS-ECI) Workshop, Alexandria, VA, August 5-6, 2019!
  • [06/2019] Prof. Amini was awarded NSF Travel support to attend National Science Foundation-sponsored Workshop on “Smart Grid Edge Analytics” at the Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, June 4-5, 2019!