Ali Jadbabaie

Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Core Faculty, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Ali Jadbabaie is the JR East Professor of Engineering and Head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a core faculty member of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society; an investigator in the Laboratory for Information and Decision System; and director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center. Jadbabaie’s research interests include network science, network economics, decision theory, consensus and information aggregation in social networks, cooperative control of multi-agent systems, applications of algebraic topology in network science and analysis, optimization, and control of networked dynamical systems in physics, engineering and biology.

Jadbabaie has received an NSF Career Award, an Office of Naval Research Young  Investigator Award  and a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Sharif University, an MS in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a PhD in control and dynamical systems from Caltech.

Selected Publications