Javad Lavaei joined Columbia University’s Electrical Engineering Department in 2012. He received the B.Sc. degree in electronics engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2003, the M.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Concordia University in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in Control & Dynamical Systems from California Institute of Technology in 2011. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Electrical Engineering and Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. He is interested in control theory, power systems, optimization theory, and networking.
Javad Lavaei is the recipient of the Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize for the best campus-wide Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Large-Scale Complex Systems: From Antenna Circuits to Power Grids”. He is a senior member of IEEE and has won several awards, including the Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Master’s Thesis Award, New Face of Engineering, and Silver Medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad.