Rahul Jain

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Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Industrial and Systems Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Electrical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
  • Master's Degree, Rice University
  • Master's Degree, Statistics, University of California - Berkeley
  • Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Bangalore


Rahul Jain is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining USC, he was a postdoctoral member of the research staff at the Mathematical Sciences Division of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his Ph.D. in EECS, and an M.A. in Statistics, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received an M.S. in ECE from Rice University where he was a recipient of the Texas Instruments Fellowship. He completed his undergraduate work with a B.Tech in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he won the TCS Best B.Tech Project Award. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) honor society and a recipient of an IBM Invention Achievement Citation. He received a James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Award in 2009, an IBM Faculty Award and the NSF CAREER Award in 2010. He also won a Best Paper Award at the ValueTools Conference 2009.
He is a contributing member of many professional societies including ACM, IEEE Communications, Control Systems and Information Theory Societies, and Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). He has diverse research interests with current focus on Game Theory and Economics for Networks, and Stochastic Control and Learning.
He was the TPC Co-Chair of GameNets 2011, a TPC member of IEEE INFOCOM 2011, and has earlier served on the TPCs of several conferences inkling IEEE INFOCOM. He was also one of the organizers of Southern California Network Economics and Game Theory Symposium 2009. He is the lead guest editor of the special issue on economics of communication networks and systems for the IEEE J. Selected Areas in Communications to be published in December 2012.

Research Summary

* Network Science: Economics of the Internet, Network Game Theory, Wireless Networks, Smart-grid markets

* Stochastic Models: Controlled Stochastic Processes, Statistical Learning, Stochastic Games


  • 2012 IEEE SPCOM TPC Best Student Paper Award at the SPCOM 2012 Conference
  • 2012 ONR ONR Young Investigator Award
  • 2012 Viterbi School of Engineering Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair
  • 2011 IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • 2010 IBM IBM Faculty Award
  • 2010 National Science Foundation NSF Early CAREER Faculty Award
  • 2009 ACM Sigmetrics Society Best Paper Award at The ValueTools Conference
  • 2009 USC Zumberge James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Award
  • 2007 IBM IBM Invention Achievement Citation
  • 1998 Electrical Engineering Honor Society Elected Member, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
  • 1997 Rice University Texas Instruments Graduate Fellowship
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • EEB 316
  • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
  • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2562

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-2246
  • rahul.jain@usc.edu


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