Utsav Sadana

Hi! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations research (DIRO), University of Montréal.

Before this, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University with Prof. Mehmet Gumus, Prof. Erick Delage, and Prof. Angelos Georghiou.

I received my Ph.D. in Management Science from HEC Montréal advised by Prof. Georges Zaccour. During my Ph.D., I was fortunate to also collaborate with Prof. Puduru Viswanadha Reddy, Prof. Delage and Prof. Tamer Başar.

In Summer 2017, I graduated from IIT Kanpur with Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering, and Masters in Economics.

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Courses Taught
  • Business Statistics [MGCR 271], Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Instructor, Summer 2022
Information for PhD applicants

I am looking for PhD students with a strong background in mathematics and/or programming. If you are interested in control theory, game theory, robust optimization, reinforcement learning, or their applications in engineering and management problems, feel free to write to me with a short description about your interests.

  • June 20, 2023: Preprint: A Survey of Contextual Optimization Methods for Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Feb 6, 2023: Paper appeared as a Featured Article in the INFORMS Journal on Computing (IJOC)
  • October 18, 2022: Teaching Excellence Award, APF, McGill University
  • Sep 1, 2022: Paper accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • Finalist for the Young Scholar Best Paper Award at ISDG, Porto, Portugal
A Survey of Contextual Optimization Methods for Decision Making under Uncertainty
Utsav Sadana, Abhilash Chenreddy, Erick Delage, Alexandre Forel, Emma Frejinger, Thibaut Vidal
arXiv Preprint, 2023
The value of randomized strategies in distributionally robust risk averse network interdiction problems
Utsav Sadana, Erick Delage
INFORMS Journal on Computing, 2023   (Featured Article)
Feedback Nash Equilibria in Differential games with Impulse Control
Utsav Sadana, Puduru Viswanadha Reddy, Georges Zaccour
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2023,
Finalist, Young Scholar Best Paper Award, ISDG 2022
Sampled-data Nash equilibria in differential games with impulse controls
Utsav Sadana, Puduru Viswanadha Reddy, Tamer Başar, Georges Zaccour
Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 2021
Nash equilibria in nonzero-sum differential games with impulse control
Utsav Sadana, Puduru Viswanadha Reddy, Georges Zaccour
European Journal of Operational Research, 2021.
Bayesian Networks and Games of Deterrence
Michel Rudnianski, Utsav Sadana, Hélène Bestougeff
Recent Advances in Game Theory and Applications, Springer (2016)
Coordinated Science Lab, UIUC, Illinois (Sep 2019-Feb 2020)
ORT France, Paris (Summer 2015)
Selected Awards
  • GERAD Postdoctoral Scholarship (2021-2022)
  • FRQNT Postdoctoral Research Scholarship (B3X) (2021-2023)
  • PBEEE/Quebec-India PhD Research Scholarship (2019-2021)
  • FRQNT Doctoral Research Award (B2X) (2019-2022)
  • FRQNT International Internship Scolarship (2018)
  • J.A. Deseve Excellence Scholarship (2018)

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