Ali Jadbabaie

Head Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of Institute for Data, Systems, and Society


Big Data Optimization

Ali Jadbabaie is the JR East Professor of Engineering in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the associate director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He is also an investigator in the Laboratory for Information and Decision System and director of the Sociotechncial Systems Research Centers. 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.