Research themes: Stochastic control theory, information
theory, probability theory,
networked and decentralized control, quantization and source coding,
stochastic stability

Books:

Preprints:
S. Sanjari and S. Yuksel, "**Optimal Stochastic Static
Teams with Infinitely Many Decision Makers**", to appear
in CDC'18 (arXiv).
A. D. Kara and S. Yuksel, "**Robustness to Incorrect System
Models and Application to Data-Driven Learning in Stochastic
Control**", (arXiv),
to appear in CDC'18.

A. D. Kara and S. Yuksel, "**Robustness to Incorrect Priors
in Partially Observed Stochastic Control**", (arXiv), to
appear in CDC'18.
S. Yuksel, "**Witsenhausen's Standard Form Revisited: A
General Dynamic Program for Decentralized Stochastic
Control"**, (arXiv),
to appear in CDC'18.
S. Saritas, S. Gezici and S. Yuksel, "**Binary Signaling
under Subjective Priors and Costs as a Game**", to appear
in CDC'18.
S. Yuksel, "**A Note on the Separation of Optimal
Quantization and Control Policies in Networked Control"**.
C. Kawan and S. Yuksel, "**Entropy Bounds on State
Estimation for Stochastic Non-linear Systems under
Information Constraints**", (arXiv) (ISIT'17
pdf).
S. Saritas, S. Yuksel and S. Gezici, "**Dynamic Quadratic
Cheap Talk and Signaling Games**", (arXiv).

N. A. Dalkiran and S. Yuksel, "
**Stochastic Control Approach to Reputation Games**" (arXiv).

Journal publications:

N. Saldi, S. Yuksel and T. Linder, "**Finite Model
Approximations for Partially Observed Markov Decision
Processes with Discounted Cost**" IEEE
Trans. Automatic Control (arXiv).

C. Kawan and S. Yuksel, "**On Optimal Coding of Non-linear
Dynamical Systems**", IEEE Trans. Information
Theory, to appear (arXiv).
S. Yuksel, "**On Stochastic Stability of a Class of
non-Markovian Processes and Applications in Quantization**",
*SIAM J. on Control and Optimization, vol. *55, No. 2,
pp. 1241-1260, 2017 (arXiv)
(pdf)/ (ISIT'17: pdf).

R. Wood, T. Linder and S. Yuksel, "**Optimal Zero Delay
Coding of Markov Sources: Stationary and Finite Memory Codes**",
IEEE
Trans. Information Theory, vol. 63, pp.
5968-5980, Sept. 2017 (pdf).
N. Saldi, S. Yuksel and T. Linder, "**Asymptotic Optimality
of Finite Approximations to Markov Decision Processes with
Borel Spaces**",* Mathematics of Operations Research*,
2017 (pdf).
S. Yuksel and N. Saldi, "**Convex Analysis in Decentralized
Stochastic Control, Strategic Measures and Optimal Solutions**",
*SIAM J. on Control and Optimization, *pp. 1-28, 2017*
(*pdf*) *
S. Yuksel, "**Stationary and Ergodic Properties of Stochastic
Non-Linear Systems Controlled over Communication Channels**",
*SIAM J. on Control and Optimization, *pp. 2844-2871,
2016 (pdf) (ISIT'16)
N. Saldi, S. Yuksel and T. Linder, "**Finite Model
Approximations and Asymptotic Optimality of Quantized Policies
in Decentralized Stochastic Control**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, vol 62,
pp. 2360 - 2373, May 2017
(pdf) (also MTNS'16, CDC'16).
G. Arslan and S. Yuksel, "**Decentralized Q-Learning for
Stochastic Teams and Games**", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control,
vol. 62, pp.
1545 - 1558, April 2017 (pdf).
S. Saritas, S. Yuksel and S. Gezici, "**Quadratic
Multi-Dimensional Signaling Games and Affine Equilibria**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, vol. 62, pp. 605-619, Feb.
2017 (pdf).
N. Saldi, S. Yuksel and T. Linder, "**Near Optimality of
Quantized Policies in Stochastic Control Under Weak Continuity
Conditions**", Journal of
Math. Analysis and Applications, vol 435, pp. 321-337, March 2016 (pdf).
R. Zurkowski, S.
Yuksel and T. Linder, "**On Rates of Convergence for Markov
Chains under Random Time State Dependent Drift Criteria**",
IEEE
Trans. Automatic Control, vol.
161, pp. 145-155, January 2016 (pdf).
A. A. Zaidi, S.
Yuksel, T. J. Oechtering, M. Skoglund, "**On the Tightness of
Linear Policies for Stabilization of Linear Systems Over
Gaussian Networks**", Systems and Control Letters, vol. 88, pp.
32-38, February 2016 (pdf).
N. Saldi, T. Linder and S. Yuksel, "**Output Constrained
Lossy Source Coding with Limited Common Randomness**", IEEE Trans.
Information Theory, vol. 61, pp. 4984-4998,
Sep. 2015. (pdf)

A. Gupta, S. Yuksel, T. Basar and C. Langbort, "**On the
Existence of Optimal Policies for a Class of Static and
Sequential Dynamic Teams**", *SIAM J. on Control and
Optimization, *vol. 53, pp. 1681-1712,
2015 (pdf) (arXiv).

N. Saldi, T. Linder
and S. Yuksel, "**Asymptotic Optimality and Rates of
Convergence of Quantized Stationary Policies in Stochastic
Control**", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 60, pp. 553 -558, Feb. 2015 (pdf) (arXiv).
G. Arslan, F. Demirkol and S. Yuksel, "**On
Games with Coupled Constraints**"
IEEE
Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 60, pp. 358-372, Feb.
2015 (pdf) (CDC'12).
N. Saldi, T. Linder and S. Yuksel, "**Randomized Quantization
and Source Coding with Constrained Output Distribution**",
IEEE
Trans. Information Theory, vol. 61, pp.
91-106, Jan. 2015 (arXiv)
(pdf).
D. Quevedo, V. Gupta, J.W. Ma, and S. Yuksel, "**Stochastic
Stability of Event-triggered Anytime Control**", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control,
vol. 59, pp. 3373-3379, December 2014
(pdf).
A. Ozcelikkale, S. Yuksel, H. M. Ozaktas "**Unitary Precoding
and Basis Dependency of MMSE Performance for Gaussian Erasure
Channels**", IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol.
60, pp. 7186-7203, Nov. 2014 (arXiv).
T. Linder and S. Yuksel, "**On Optimal Zero-delay Coding of
Vector Markov Sources**" IEEE Trans. Information Theory,
vol 60., pp. 2975-5991, Oct. 2014. (pdf).
A. A. Zaidi, T. J. Oechtering, S. Yuksel, M.
Skoglund, "**Stabilization of Linear Systems Over Gaussian
Networks**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, vol. 59, pp. 2369-2384,
Sept. 2014 (pdf).

S. Yuksel, "**Jointly Optimal LQG Quantization
and Control Policies for Multi-Dimensional Systems**",
IEEE
Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 59, pp.
1612-1617, June 2014 (pdf).
A.
Johnston
and S. Yuksel, "**Stochastic Stabilization of Partially
Observed and Multi-Sensor Systems Driven by Unbounded Noise
under Fixed-Rate Information Constraints**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, vol. 59, pp. 792-798, March 2014
(pdf) (arXiv)
N. Sen, F. Alajaji, S. Yuksel, G. Como, "**On the Multiple
Access Channel with Asymmetric Noisy State Information at the
Encoders**" IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 59, pp.
7052-7070, November 2013 (pdf) (ISIT 2012).
W. Dai and S. Yuksel, "**Observability of a Linear System under
Sparsity Constraints**" IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, pp. 2372-2376, vol 58,
Sept. 2013 (pdf)(arXiv).
A. A. Zaidi, S. Yuksel, T. J. Oechtering, M.
Skoglund, "**On Optimal Policies for Control and Estimation
Over a Gaussian Relay Channel**," Automatica (pdf) (conference version CDC 2011), September
2013.
S. Yuksel, "**On
Optimal Causal Coding of Partially Observed Markov Sources
in Single and Multi-Terminal Settings**", IEEE Trans.
Information Theory, vol. 59, pp. 424-437,
January 2013 (pdf) (arXiv).
S. Yuksel and S. P. Meyn, "**Random-Time, State-Dependent
Stochastic Drift for Markov Chains and Application to
Stochastic Stabilization Over Erasure Channels**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, vol. 58, pp. 47 - 59,
January 2013 (pdf)
(arXiv).
S.
Yuksel, "**Characterization of Information Channels for
Asymptotic Mean Stationarity and Stochastic Stability of
Non-stationary/Unstable Linear Systems**", IEEE Trans.
Information Theory, vol. 58, pp. 6332-6354,
October 2012 (pdf).
S. Yuksel and T. Linder, "**Optimization and Convergence of
Observation Channels in Stochastic Control**", *SIAM
J. on Control and Optimization*, vol. 50, no. 2, pp.
864-887, 2012 (pdf) (conf. ACC 2011).
S. Yuksel, "**A Tutorial on Quantizer Design for Networked
Control Systems: Stabilization and Optimization**", Applied and Computational
Mathematics (pdf),
vol.10, no.3, pp.365-403, 2011.
N. Sen, F. Alajaji, S. Yuksel, "**Feedback Capacity of a
Class of Symmetric Finite-State Markov Channels**", IEEE Trans.
Information Theory, vol. 56, pp. 4110 - 4122, July
2011 (pdf).

S. Yuksel and T. Basar,
"**Control over Noisy Forward and Reverse Channels**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, pp. 1014-1029, vol 56,
May 2011. (pdf).

G. Como and S. Yuksel, "**On the Capacity of Memoryless Finite
State Multiple Access Channels with Asymmetric State
Information at the Encoders**", IEEE Trans.
Information Theory, pp. 1267 - 1273, March 2011 (pdf).

S. Yuksel, "**Stochastic
Stabilization of Noisy Linear Systems with Fixed-Rate
Limited Feedback**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, v. 55, pp. 2847-2853, Dec. 2010 (pdf).

S. Yuksel, "**Stochastic Nestedness and the Belief
Sharing Information Pattern**", IEEE Trans.
Automatic Control, vol. 54, pp. 2773-2786, Dec. 2009 (pdf).
G. Como, S. Yuksel and
S. Tatikonda "**The Error Exponent of
Variable-Length Codes over Markov Channels with Feedback**", IEEE Trans.
Information Theory, vol.
55, pp. 2139-2160, May 2009 (pdf).
S. Yuksel and S.
Tatikonda, "**A Counterexample in
Distributed Optimal Sensing and Control**", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 54, pp. 841-844, April 2009 (pdf).
S. Yuksel and T. Basar "**Optimal Signaling Policies for
Decentralized Multi-Controller Stabilizability over
Communication Channels**", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 52, pp. 1969-1974, October 2007 (pdf).
S. Yuksel and T. Basar "**Communication Constraints for Decentralized
Stabilizability with Time-Invariant Policies**", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 52, pp. 1060-1066, June 2007. (pdf)
S. Yuksel and T. Basar,
"**Minimum Rate Coding for LTI Systems over Noiseless Channels**", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, v. 51, pp. 1878-1887,
Dec. 2006. (pdf)
O. C. Imer, S. Yuksel and
T. Basar "**Optimal control of
LTI systems over unreliable communication links**", Automatica, vol. 42, pp.
1429-1440, Sept. 2006. (pdf)

Book chapters:

N. Saldi, S.Yuksel and T. Linder, "**Finite Approximations to
Markov Decision Processes with Borel Spaces**", in Modern Trends in Controlled
Stochastic Processes: Theory and Applications, Volume II. A.
B. Piunovskiy, editor, Luniver Press, Frome, UK 2015.

S. Yuksel, "**Information and Communication Complexity of
Networked Control Systems**", in Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, Eds:J.
Baillieul, T. Samad, Springer, 2015 (pdf).

S. Yuksel, "**Design of
Information Channels for Optimization and Stabilization in
Networked Control**", Information
and Control in Networks. Eds: G. Como, B. Bernhardsson,
A. Rantzer, Springer, 2014 (pdf).
A. A. Zaidi, T. J. Oechtering, S.
Yuksel, M. Skoglund, "**Stabilization
and Control over Gaussian Networks**", Information and Control in
Networks. Eds:G. Como, B. Bernhardsson, A. Rantzer,
Springer, 2014 (pdf)
S.Yuksel, T.
Basar "**Causal Coding
of Markov Sources with Continuous Alphabets**", in Analysis and Design of Nonlinear
Control Systems: In
Honor of Alberto Isidori, A.
Astolfi, L. Marconi (Eds.), Springer 2008.

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