Research Interests
Control theory
        : stochastic control theory, control under information or decentralization constraints, robustness, learning
Information theory: optimal quantization and coding, information theory in control and games
Probability             
: stochastic stability, non-linear filtering

Books

  • N. Saldi, T. Linder and S. Yuksel. Finite Approximations in Discrete-Time Stochastic Control: Quantized Models and Asymptotic Optimality. Systems & Control: Foundations & Appl., Springer, Cham 2018.
  • S. Yuksel and T. Başar. Stochastic Networked Control Systems: Stabilization and Optimization under Information Constraints. Systems & Control: Foundations & Appl., Springer, New York 2013. [errata]

  • Preprints
  • A. D. Kara, M. Raginsky and S. Yuksel, Robustness to Incorrect Models and Adaptive Learning in Average-Cost Optimal Stochastic Control (arXiv)
  • N. Garcia, C. Kawan and S. Yuksel, Ergodicity Conditions for Controlled Stochastic Nonlinear Systems Under Information Constraints: a Volume Growth Approach (arXiv) (MTNS'20).
  • C. McDonald and S. Yuksel, Converse Results on Filter Stability Criteria and Stochastic Non-Linear Observability (arXiv). 
  • G. Arslan and S. Yuksel, Subjective Equilibria under Beliefs of Exogenous Uncertainty in Stochastic Dynamic Games (arXiv)
  • I. Hogeboom-Burr and S. Yuksel, Comparison of Information Structures for Zero-Sum Games and a Partial Converse to Blackwell Ordering in Standard Borel Spaces (ISIT'20) (arXiv).
  • E. Kazikli, S. Gezici and S. Yuksel, Quadratic Privacy-Signaling Games and the MMSE Gaussian Information Bottleneck Problem (ISIT'20) (arXiv).
  • S. Sanjari and S. Yuksel,  Optimal Policies for Convex Symmetric Stochastic Dynamic Teams and their Mean-Field Limit (arXiv).
  • B. Yongacoglu, G. Arslan and S. Yuksel, Reinforcement Learning for Decentralized Stochastic Control and Coordination Games (arXiv)
  • M. Derpich and S. Yuksel, Dual Effect, Certainty Equivalence, and Separation Revisited: A Counterexample and a Relaxed Characterization for Optimality.

  • Selected journal publications
  • C. McDonald and S. Yuksel, Exponential Filter Stability via Dobrushin's Coefficient, Electronic Communications in Probability, to appear (arXiv).
  • S. Yuksel, A Universal Dynamic Program and Refined Existence Results for Decentralized Stochastic Control, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, to appear (arXiv), (CDC'18).
  • C. Kawan and S. Yuksel, Invariance Properties of Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamical Systems under Information Constraints IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, to appear (arXiv).
  • A. D. Kara and S. Yuksel, Robustness to Incorrect System Models in Stochastic Control, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 58, pp. 11441182, 2020 (pdf)(arXiv).
  • A. D. Kara, N. Saldi and S. Yuksel, Weak Feller Property of Non-linear Filters Systems and Control Letters, Dec. 2019 (arXiv) (pdf link)
  • S. Sanjari and S. Yuksel, Optimal Solutions to Infinite-Player Stochastic Teams and Mean-Field Teams IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, to appear (arXiv).
  • A. D. Kara and S. Yuksel, Robustness to Incorrect Priors in Partially Observed Stochastic Control, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, v. 57, pp. 19291964, 2019 (pdf).
  • S. Yuksel, A Note on the Separation of Optimal Quantization and Control Policies in Networked Control, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, v. 57, pp. 773-782, 2019 (pdf).
  • C. Kawan and S. Yuksel, Metric and Topological Entropy Bounds for Optimal Coding of Stochastic Dynamical Systems, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, to appear (arXiv, ISIT'17).
  • N. A. Dalkiran and S. Yuksel,  Stochastic Control Approach to Reputation Games, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, to appear (arXiv).
  • S. Saritas, S. Yuksel and S. Gezici, Dynamic Signaling Games with Quadratic Criteria under Nash and Stackelberg Equilibria, Automatica, May 2020.
  • N. Saldi, S. Yuksel and T. Linder, Finite Model Approximations for Partially Observed Markov Decision Processes with Discounted Cost, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Jan. 2020 (pdf).
  • S. Saritas, S. Gezici and S. Yuksel, Hypothesis Testing under Subjective Priors and Costs as a Signaling GameIEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 67, pp. 5169-5183, Oct. 2019 (arXiv).
  • C. Kawan and S. Yuksel, On Optimal Coding of Non-linear Dynamical Systems, IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 64, pp. 6816 - 6829, Oct. 2018 (pdf).
  • S. Yuksel, On Stochastic Stability of a Class of non-Markovian Processes and Applications in Quantization, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 55, pp. 1241-1260, 2017 (arXiv) (pdf) (ISIT'17).
  • 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 Journal 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 Journal 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).
  • 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, J. of Math. Analysis and Applications, v. 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, v. 61, pp. 145-155, Jan. 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 NetworksSystems and Control Letters, v. 88, pp. 32-38, Feb. 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 Journal 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, v. 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, v. 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); the longer version with complete proofs available on arXiv: (arXiv version)
  • 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 ControlSIAM Journal 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 Controlvol. 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

  • S. Yuksel, Information and Communication Complexity of Networked Control Systems, Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (2nd Edition), Eds:J. Baillieul, T. Samad, Springer, 2019
  • 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, 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. 

  • Conference and Other Publications

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