Pouyan is a PhD candidate working under supervision of Dr. Ketan Savla. His research focuses on control and optimization techniques for transportation networks. More specifically he is interested in designing feedback control algorithms that use the real-time data collected by traffic sensors to control the traffic flow more efficiently. His work consists of developing theoretical guarantees for these algorithms as well as doing case studies in microscopic traffic simulator. In Transportation Research Board annual meeting in 2016, he presented a case study on evaluating the performance of such dynamic signal controllers in a downtown Los Angeles sub-network.
Pouyan joined USC in 2014 and is expected to graduate in 2018. While doing his PhD, Pouyan has obtained a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at USC. He is also the recipient of California Transportation Foundation Heckeroth scholarship award of the year.
Pouyan likes swimming, kayaking and jet skiing. He plays piano and keyboard and occasionally participates in jam sessions for fun.