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Asu Ozdaglar

For contributions to optimization theory, game theory and its applications to congested markets, and learning in large networks with applications to human and social networks

Asu Ozdaglar received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1996, and the S.M. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Since 2003, she has been a member of the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she is currently the Class of 1943 Career Development Associate Professor. She is also a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Operations Research Center (ORC) at MIT.

Her research interests include optimization theory (with emphasis on nonlinear programming, convex analysis and nonconvex optimization), game theory, network economics, distributed optimization methods, and network optimization and control. She is the co-author (with Dimitri P. Bertsekas and Angelia Nedic) of the book entitled “Convex Analysis and Optimization” (Athena Scientific, 2003). She is the recipient of a Microsoft fellowship, the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching award, and the NSF Career award.