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Lillian Ratliff

Associate Professor, recipient of the Dhanani Endowed Faculty Fellowship
Data Science, Robotics and Controls
426 ECE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-6244
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Lillian Ratliff obtained her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. Prior to that Lillian obtained an MS in Electrical Engineering (2010) and BS degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (2008) all from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research interests lie at the intersection of learning, optimization, and game theory. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2009), a CISE Research Initiation Initiative Award (2017), and a CAREER Award (2019). She is also a recipient of the 2020 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, and was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to speak at the 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative Award
  • 2019 NSF CAREER
  • 2019 Invited Speaker for NAE China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • 2020 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award

Recent Publications


  • Tanner Fiez
  • Benjamin Chasnov
  • Liyuan Zheng
  • Mitas Ray