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Maryam Fazel

Associate Professor
Robotics and Controls, Data Sciences
230 CSE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-616-4781
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I am an Associate Professor in EE, and hold adjunct appointments in the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics at UW. My research interests are in convex optimization, algorithms, machine learning, and control. Prior to joining UW EE, 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

I co-direct our new NSF TRIPODS Institute, ADSI

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 an associate editor of the new SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science (SIMODS). 

I am also the chair of the annual EE Lytle Lecture Series committee, and a coorganizer of the interdepartmental CORE Seminar Series

Awards and Honors

Research Projects

Recent Publications

  • A. Jalalli, Q. Han, J. Dumitriu, M. Fazel, "Exploiting Tradeoffs for Exact Recovery in Heterogeneous Stochastic Block Models," Proc. NIPS 2016 [ Link ]