Rahul Jain


Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical & Computer (ECE)

Department of Computer Science (CS) (courtsey)

Epstein Industrial and Systems Engr. (ISE) Dept. (courtsey)


USC Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence (AAI)

ECE Control, Learning, Autonomy and Robotics (CLEAR) Group

AI for Dynamic Systems (AIDyS) Lab,

and the USC AutoDRIVE Lab

Viterbi School of Engineering, EEB-316

University of Southern California (USC)

Los Angeles, CA 90089-2563


(2I3) 74O-two246

Admin: Annie Yu, (2I3) 74O-446S

Office Hours: (Fall 2021) Tue and Thu 2-3pm

Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/my/rahul.jain

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Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence for Dynamic Systems: Reinforcement Learning, Online Learning, Statistical Learning Theory, and Intelligent Autonomy.

Applications: Autonomous Robotic Systems, Smart Energy Systems, Digital Health, and Communication Systems

Prospective Students and Postdocs:

I am looking for smart and driven PhD students to work on AI and ML for dynamic systems. You can send me an email but please note that unless I see your application, I will be unable to make a decision. So, apply if you are interested.

I may have a postdoc position available. If you are looking for a post-doc position, you can send me your CV and one of your best papers.


  • US Fulbright Specialist Scholar, 2017-2020 and Fulbright Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (July 2018)

  • Simons Institute Research Fellow, Spring 2018

  • Dileep Kalathil joins Texas A&M ECE department as assistant professor from Fall 2017. Congratulations!

  • Wenyuan Tang joins North Carolina State ECE department as assistant professor from Fall 2017. Congratulations!

  • Harsha Honnappa wins the Lajos Takacs Best Dissertation in Queueing Theory Award 2016. Congrats!

  • Naumaan Nayyar successfully defended his PhD dissertation on “Learning and Control in Decentralized Stochastic Systems”. He joins IBM Watson Research Center in Fall 2015. Congratulations!

  • Wenyuan Tang has graduated with a PhD dissertation on “The SmartGrid Network: Pricing, Markets and Incentives”. He joins UC Berkeley and Stanford as a joint postdoc in Fall 2015.

  • Congratulations to Abhishek Gupta (postdoc 2014-15)! He joins Ohio State ECE department as assistant professor from Fall 2015

  • Dileep Kalathil has graduated with a PhD dissertation on “Empirical Methods in Control and Optimization”. He has joined UC Berkeley as postdoc from October 2014

  • Harsha Honnappa has graduated with a PhD dissertation on “Strategic and Transitory Models of Queueing Systems”. He joins Purdue University as assistant professor in January 2015

  • William Haskell (postdoc 2013-14) joins National University of Singapore as assistant professor from August 2014

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Engineering, March 2014 onwards

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, April 2013 onwards

  • Best Student Paper award (with Srinivas Yerramalli and Ubli Mitra), Int. Conf. on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM) 2012

  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award (2012)

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010

  • IBM Faculty Award, 2010

Simons Institute Berkeley Talk

Jain and Nuzzo win ONR Science of AI grant


Offline RL using generative models - talk slides