Yahya Sattar


Yahya Sattar
5th year PhD student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California Riverside, CA 92521, USA

email: ysatt001@ucr.edu



I am a PhD scholar at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in the Optimization for Machine Learning Lab, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), under the supervision of Samet Oymak. My research interests broadly lie in machine learning, statistical learning, non-convex optimization, reinforcement learning and data-driven control. I obtained my BSc in electrical engineering from Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) at LUMS. Prior to joining UCR, I worked as a research assistant in the Smart Data, Systems and Applications Lab at LUMS from September 2015 to June 2017. I have received the Deans Distinguished Fellowship Award at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) for the terms Fall 2017 - Spring 2018.

Research Interests

  • Machine learning

  • Statistical Learning

  • Non-convex Optimization

  • Reinforcement Learning

  • Data-driven Control

Experience and Affiliation

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Graduate Research Assistant
Department of ECE, UCR, Jun 2018 – Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of ECE, UCR, Sep 2018 – Present

  • EE-260: Introduction to Deep Learning (Spring 2020)

  • EE-215: Stochastic Processes (Fall 2018 & Fall 2019)

  • EE-114: Probability, Random Variables, and Random Processes (Spring 2019 & Winter 2020)

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Research Assistant
Department of EE, LUMS, Sep 2015 – Jun 2017

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Graduate Student Member
IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society


  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
    University of California, Riverside
    Advisor: Samet Oymak
    Sep 2017 – Present

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
    Lahore University of Management Sciences
    Sep 2011 – Jun 2015

Representative Publications

Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

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