Mahyar Fazlyab


Postdoctoral Researcher

Electrical and Systems Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

mahyarfa at seas dot upenn dot edu


407B, 3401 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104


Mahyar Fazlyab is a postdoctoral researcher in Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) working with Prof. Manfred Morari and Prof. George J. Pappas, since August 2018. Prior to that, he obtained his Ph.D. in ESE from UPenn in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Victor M. Preciado. Concurrently, he completed his Master's degree in Statistics from the Wharton School at UPenn. Mahyar received his BS. and MS. in Mechanical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

Research Interests

  • Dynamical Systems and Control Theory

  • Mathematical Optimization

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning


  • August 2018: Two papers accepted at 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2018.

  • August 2018: I officially started my postdoctoral research with Prof. Morari and Prof. Pappas.

  • July 2018: Successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis titled “Control Theoretic Methods in Analysis and Design of Optimization Algorithms”.

  • May 2018: Presented my Ph.D. research at ACL Lab, MIT.