Aryan Mokhtari

In person :Room 318 
mail:Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing 
 121 Calvin Lab #2190 
 University of California, Berkeley 
 Berkeley, CA 94720-2190 

I am a Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley for the program on Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization. After this program, in January 2018, I will join the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT as a Postdoctoral Associate.

I was born in Gorgan, Iran in 1989 where I lived until 2007. I received my B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2011. During my undergraduate study, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. David K. Y. Yau and Dr. Richard T. B. Ma as an intern at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore from June to August 2010. I started my Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) under the supervision of Dr. Alejandro Ribeiro in January 2012. I received my Master's and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of UPenn in May 2014 and August 2017, respectively. I also completed my Master's degree in Statistics from the Wharton School at UPenn in August 2017. From June to August 2016, I worked with Dr. Amir Ingber, Dr. Badri Narayan Bhaskar, and Dr. Andrew Feng as a research intern in the big-data machine learning group at Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, CA. My research interests include optimization, machine learning, signal processing, and control theory.

On this page, you can find a short description of the research projects that I am involved with, my publications, the courses that I have TAed at UPenn, and the list of my collaborators. A good snapshot of my research is my Google Scholar profile.