Maryam Fazel
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Maryam Fazel

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Adjunct Associate Professor of: Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics

Electrical Engineering Department,
University of Washington

Office: Paul Allen Center, CSE 230
Address:
University of Washington
Department of Electrical Engineering
Campus Box 352500
Seattle, WA 98195-2500
Phone: (206) 616-4781
Fax: (206) 543-3842
E-mail:
mfazel (at) ee(dot)washington(dot)edu
URL:
http://faculty.washington.edu/mfazel

I am an Associate Professor in EE, and have adjunct appointments in the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics at UW. My research interests lie in the intersection of mathematical optimization, data analysis, and control theory. Prior to joining UW EE, I was a Research Scientist at the Control and Dynamical Systems Department at Caltech. I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where I was part of the Information Systems Lab. In 2009, I received an NSF Career Award and the UW EE Outstanding Teaching Award.


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Research Interests

Convex Optimization; Parsimonious Modeling and Compressed Sensing; Matrix Rank Minimization; Distributed Online Optimization; Applications in large-scale data analysis and machine learning, signal processing, and system identification.

Funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is gratefully acknowledged.


Research group

Students:

  • Karthik Mohan, EE (BS IIT Madras, India)
  • De Meng, EE (BS Zhejiang Univ, China)
  • Amin Jalali, EE (BS Sharif Univ of Technology, Iran)
  • Reza Eghbali, EE (BS Sharif Univ of Technology, Iran)

    Alumni:

  • Ting Kei Pong, PhD in Mathematics, June 2011. Co-advised with Prof. Paul Tseng.
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Brian Hutchinson, PhD in EE, August 2013. Co-advised with Prof. Mari Ostendorf.
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Western Washington University.
  • Dvijotham Krishnamurthy, PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, June 2014. Co-advised with Prof. Emo Todorov.
    Currently: CMI Postdoctoral fellow at Caltech.
  • Palma London, BS in EE and Math, June 2014. Currently: PhD student at Caltech.



    Publications


    Teaching

    2014-2015:

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences
    Winter 2015

    EE235: Continuous-time Linear Systems (Signals and Systems)
    Spring 2015

    2013-2014:

    EE235: Continuous-time Linear Systems (Signals and Systems)
    Fall 2013
    Course webpage

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences
    Winter 2014
    Course Webpage

    EE 546: Frontiers in Optimization: Convex Optimization Algorithms
    Spring 2014
    Course webpage

    2012-2013:

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences (a.k.a. Convex optimization and its applications)
    Winter 2013
    Course Webpage

    2011-2012:

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences
    Winter 2012

    EE 546: Frontiers in Optimization: Convex Optimization Algorithms
    Spring 2012
    Course webpage

    2010-2011:

    EE235: Continuous-time Linear Systems (Signals and Systems)
    Spring 2011

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences (a.k.a. Convex optimization and its applications)
    Winter 2011

    2009-2010:

    EE546/STAT593C: Sparse Representations: Theory, Algorithms, Applications
    Spring 2010
    Course Webpage

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences (a.k.a. Convex optimization and its applications)
    Winter 2010

    2008-2009:

    EE235: Continuous-time Linear Systems (Signals and Systems)
    Spring 2009

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences
    Winter 2009

    2007-2008:

    EE/AA/ME/ChemE 591: Seminar series in Optimization and Engineering Applications
    Spring 2008

    EE/AA/ME 578: Optimization in System Sciences
    Winter 2008
    Course Webpage
    Course Announcement


    Education

    • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, CA, March 2002
    • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, CA, June 1997
    • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1995


    Ph.D. Thesis

    • Matrix Rank Minimization with Applications. Elec. Eng. Dept, Stanford University, March 2002.
      Thesis: (ps file), (pdf file), (gzipped ps file)



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