Prof. Dr. Setareh Maghsudi

Associated Member

Prof. Dr. Setareh Maghsudi accepted the call to the University of Tübingen on October 1, 2020. From August 2017 to September 2020 Setareh Maghsudi has headed the department "Control of Convergent Access Networks" as an assistant professor of the ECDF and the TU Berlin.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in Iran, she completed her master’s in digital communications at Kiel University in Germany. She then transferred to TU Berlin to do her doctorate, after which she researched as a postdoc at the University of Manitoba in Canada for one year and, as part of a two-year DFG postdoctoral fellowship, at Yale University in the United States. She cut her stay at Yale short to take the position at the ECDF.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Setareh Maghsudi researches aspects of distributed control in wireless networks. She tries to bring order to chaos in networks, drawing upon, among other things, game theory and machine learning. “Today we all use multiple mobile terminal devices that we expect to be able to use all the time and without limitation. To make these devices available around the clock, however, we need greater resources such as bandwidth and performance. If, for example, direct exchange between various mobile devices s enabled, there would be potential for better performance for everyone, meaning generally more resources. This is a positive development, but at the moment the concept poses some challenges. For example, it could increase the level of interference. In the context of distributed control of such networks users decide spontaneously how and when to use such resources, using unpredictable decision-making strategies. My research focuses on developing new decision-making strategies that are sensible, technically feasible, and attractive for the user. I use game theory and machine learning to do this,” explains Maghsudi.