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Maryam Fazel

Moorthy Family Professor
Data Science, Robotics and Controls
230 CSE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-616-4781
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I hold the Moorthy Family Professorship in ECE, and adjunct appointments in the departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at UW. I serve as the Associate Chair for Research in ECE. My research interests are in convex optimization, machine learning & data science, and control theory. I co-direct UW's NSF TRIPODS Institute, the Algorithmic Foundations of Data Science Institute (ADSI). ADSI focuses on developing theoretical and algorithmic tools that bridge mathematics, computer science, and statistics for addressing contemporary data science challenges.

I serve on the Editorial board of the MOS-SIAM Book Series on Optimization, and am an Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal of Optimization (SIOPT), and the SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science (SIMODS). 

Prior to joining UW, I was a Research Scientist at Caltech. I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where I was part of the Information Systems Lab, advised by Prof. Stephen Boyd

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Current advised or co-advised students:

Yue Sun

Omid Sadeghi-Meibodi

Mitas Ray

Jingjing Bu