Asu Ozdaglar Appointed as the School of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Dr. Asu Ozdaglar, a former LIDS director and associate director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), and curently the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been appointed the School of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering. This appointment is a refelction of Dr. Ozdaglar’s tremendous commitment and contributions to research, education, and service throughout her career. Dr. Ozdaglar received her PhD from MIT/LIDS in 2003.
Dr. Ozdaglar has made fundamental contributions to optimization theory, economic and social networked systems, and game theory. Her research in optimization ranges from convex analysis and duality to distributed methods for large-scale systems and optimization algorithms for machine learning. Dr. Ozdaglar has also made important educational contributions to MIT. She is an outstanding classroom teacher, and has developed the game theory subject 6.254 (Game Theory with Engineering Applications. She also co-developed Networks (6.207), which is jointly listed with Economics. She has taught a variety of other courses, including Introduction to Communication Control and Signal Processing (6.011), Nonlinear Programming (6.252), and Introduction to Mathematical Programming (6.251).
The School of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering was established to recognize outstanding contributions in education, research, and service. Dr. Ozdaglar’s appointment recognizes her exceptional leadership and accomplishments.