Pablo Parrilo Appointed Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor
Dr. Pablo Parrilo, a principal investigator with LIDS, has been recently appointed as the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor. This appointment recognizes his foundational research in the broad area of mathematics of information, with major contributions in control, optimization, theoretical computer science, quantum computing, and statistical signal processing, as well as his significant teaching and service contributions to the department. For the latter, Dr. Parrilo has made substantial contributions to the MIT/EECS educational mission, creating the new graduate course Algebraic Techniques and Semidefinite Programming (6.256) and updating several optimization-related graduate courses. On the undergraduate side, he co-developed an experimental version of Signals and Systems (6.003) and co-taught Introduction to Machine Learning (6.036).
Dr. Parrilo joined MIT/EECS as an associate professor in 2004, becoming a professor in 2008. He received a PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS) from the California Institute of Technology in 2000 and an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering from the University of Buenos Aires in 1994.
Professor Parrilo is an IEEE Fellow. He was also one of 28 researchers worldwide named to the SIAM Fellows Class of 2018, a distinction given in recognition of his “foundational contributions to algebraic methods in optimization and engineering.”