Faez Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faez Ahmed is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where he leads the Design Computation and Digital Engineering (DeCoDE) lab. His research focuses on developing new machine learning and optimization methods to study complex engineering design problems. His recent work includes proposing automated design synthesis methods to generate novel high-performance designs, creating the first provably optimal algorithm for the diverse matching problem, and building computationally efficient ways for combining physics with human expert knowledge to design new products. 

Before joining MIT, Ahmed was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University and completed his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland. He also worked in the railway and mining industry in Australia, where he pioneered data-driven predictive maintenance and renewal planning efforts.

Selected Publications