Davood Hajinezhad


Davood Hajinezhad

Ph.D. Student
Department of IMSE
Iowa State University

Research Interests

  • Big Data Optimization

  • Distributed Optimization

  • Machine Learning

Email: dhaji[at]iastate[dot]edu

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I am currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Industrial and Manufacturing System Engineering at Iowa Iowa State University. I am working under the suppervision of Prof. Mingyi Hong.
I got my Master's Degree from the Department of Mathematics, Isfahan University of Technology, under the guidence of Prof. Nasser Salmasi (from Department of Industrial Engineering , Sharif University of Technology), and Prof. Reza Mokhtari (from Department of Mathematics, Isfahan University of Technology), 2009.
I received my Undergrad in Applied Mathematics from the School of Mathematical Science, Shahrood University of Technology, 2006.


  1. Davood Hajinezhad, Mingyi Hong, Alfredo Garcia., ZENITH: A Zeroth-Order Distributed Algorithm for Multi-Agent Nonconvex Optimization, submited for publication, available at PDF.

  2. Davood Hajinezhad, Mingyi Hong, Tuo Zhao, Zhaoran Wang., Nestt: A nonconvex primal-dual splitting method for distributed and stochastic optimization, NIPS 2016, Barcelona, available at [NIPS 2016].

  3. Davood Hajinezhad,Tsung-Hui Chang, Xiangfeng Wang, Qingjiang Shi, Mingyi Hong., Nonnegative matrix factorization using admm: Algorithm and convergence analysis, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) IEEE 2016, available at [ieee.org].

  4. Davood Hajinezhad, Mingyi Hong., Nonconvex alternating direction method of multipliers for distributed sparse principal component analysis, IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) IEEE, 2015, available at [ieee.org].

  5. Davood Hajinezhad, Nasser Salmasi, Reza Mokhtari., A fast hybrid particle swarm optimization algorithm for flow shop sequence dependent group scheduling problem, Scientia Iranica, ELSEVIER 2011, available at [sciencedirect.com].


  1. NESTT: A Nonconvex Primal-Dual Splitting Method for Distributed and Stochastic Optimization, INFORMS, USA, Nov 2016, slides.

  2. Nonconvex Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for Distributed Sparse Principal Component Analysis, GlobalSIP, USA, Dec 2015, slides.