David Ward

David Ward joined IDeA Labs in January 2009. Prior to joining IDeA Labs, he researched in the BYU Architecture Research, Design, and Description group researching scheduling algorithms that preserve data and temporal locality. In IDeA Labs, David analyzed the Baum-Welch algorithm, explored the implications on the decentralized control problem of assuming weak structural information, and researched decentralized coalition formation in economic markets. David’s research interests lie in the general area of control in communication constrained environments. David is particularly interested in the impacts of communication constraints in competitive and cooperative environments.

David received a full tuition scholarship from BYU and a scholarship from the International Society of Automation (ISA) in 2009. David received a grant to help support his research from the BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities. In 2010, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. David received the Clark School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the University of Maryland and went there to pursue a PhD.