Lacra Pavel


Professor, ECE Department
System Control Group and Photonics Group
University of Toronto
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON, M5S 3G4, Canada

Research interests

  • Control and game theory in networks.
  • Game-theory (noncooperative, evolutionary).
  • Nonlinear and robust control.
  • Control and optimization of optical networks.

Selected recent publications

  • Gadjov, Dian and Lacra Pavel. "A passivity-based approach to Nash equilibrium seeking over networks." IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol 64, no 3, pp. 1077-1092, March 2019.

  • Yi, Peng and Lacra Pavel, "An operator splitting approach for distributed generalized Nash equilibria computation." Automatica, vol 102, pp. 111 -121, 2019.

  • Salehisadaghiani, Farzad, Shi, Wei and Lacra Pavel. "Distributed Nash equilibrium seeking under partial-decision information via the alternating direction method of multipliers." Automatica, vol 103, pp. 27 - 35, 2019.

  • Romano, Andrew and Lacra Pavel. "Dynamic NE Seeking for Multi-Integrator Networked Agents with Disturbance Rejection." IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, pp 1-1, 2019, DOI:10.1109/TCNS.2019.2920590.

  • Das Gupta, Shuvomoy and Lacra Pavel. "On seeking efficient Pareto optimal points in multi-player minimum cost flow problems with application to transportation systems." Journal of Global Optimization, vol 74,

  • Yi, Peng and Lacra Pavel. "Distributed generalized Nash equilibria computation of monotone games via double-layer preconditioned proximal-point algorithms." IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol 6, no 1, pp. 299-311, March 2019.


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