Pablo A. Parrilo received an Electronics Engineering undergraduatedegree from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He has held short-term visiting appointments at the University of California at Santa Barbara (Physics), Lund Institute of Technology (Automatic Control), and UC Berkeley (Mathematics). From October 2001 through September 2004, he was Assistant Professor of Analysis and Control Systems at the Automatic Control Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is affiliated with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Operations Research Center (ORC).
Prof. Parrilo was a finalist for the Tucker Prize of the Mathematical Programming Society for theyears 2000-2003. His research interests include optimization methods for engineering applications,control and identification of uncertain complex systems, robustness analysis and synthesis, and thedevelopment and application of computational tools based on convex optimization and algorithmicalgebra to practically relevant problems in engineering, economics, and physics.