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email: s.shahrampour[at]northeastern[dot]edu

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. I was previously an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering (by courtesy) at Texas A&M University. Prior to that, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, hosted by Professor Vahid Tarokh. I obtained my Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was advised by Professors Ali Jadbabaie and Alexander Rakhlin. I also completed an A.M. in Statistics from the The Wharton School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

My main research goal is to develop computationally efficient and scalable methods for approximation and online decision-making in engineering systems. The fields relevant to my research are Machine Learning, Control and Optimization, and Statistical Signal Processing. Specific research interests include:

  • Distributed control, optimization and learning with a focus on finite-time analysis
  • Online optimization, control, and real-time prediction in dynamic environments
  • Kernel methods, large-scale statistical learning, and generalization in artificial neural networks
  • Multi-armed bandits and sequential decision-making
  • Network identification using power spectral analysis

I am always looking for motivated graduate students with strong background in mathematics for research in the broad area of machine learning, control and optimization.

Our research is multi-disciplinary and prospective students may have background in applied mathematics, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or statistics. If you are interested in joining our group, please mention that in your application to the graduate program in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. Please also send an email to (s.shahrampour[at]northeastern[dot]edu) with your CV, transcripts, and past research experience.