Mahnoosh Alizadeh

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Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Institute for Energy Efficiency
Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation (CCDC)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Address: 3151 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560
email: alizadeh [AT]
phone: (805)893-3981

Brief Biography

Dr. Alizadeh joined the UCSB electrical and computer engineering department in January 2017. Prior to that, she spent two years at Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Davis in 2014 and her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2009. Dr. Alizadeh has been the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Research Interests

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Dr. Alizadeh’s research is focused on studying network control, optimization, and learning frameworks that promote efficiency and resiliency in human-cyber-physical systems (HCPS), e.g., smart grid and electric transportation networks. Ubiquitous intelligence and information exchange and the active involvement of humans in the control loop distinguish modern societal-scale HCPS from their predecessors and allow them to be more adaptive, resilient, and safe. Our group’s research enables this vision through the design of data-driven learning and real-time optimization algorithms, intelligent network control, as well as incentive design and market analysis to manage human involvement in real-time control loops.

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Note to prospective students

I tend to work best with students with a strong mathematical background who are interested in interdisciplinary work. If you are interested in working with me, please apply to the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program. If you would like to send me an email about your application, please include your CV and transcripts, as well as a brief description of any past research experience.