Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Email: mahyarfazlyab at jhu dot edu
Location: Hackerman Hall 224B, 3400 N Charles St, Baltimore MD 21218


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Johns Hopkins University as of July 2021. I am also affiliated with the Mathematical Institute for Data Science (MINDS). Broadly speaking, my research interests are at the intersection of machine learning, control, and optimization. I am interested in machine learning for optimization, learning for dynamical systems and control, control theory, and the design of optimization algorithms for machine learning applications.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2013-2018)
  • M.A. in Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2016-2018)
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2011-2013)
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2005-2010)

Prospective Ph.D. students: I am always looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students with a strong background in mathematics, programming, and computer science. If you are interested in joining my group, please apply to the ECE graduate program and mention my name in your application. Also, please email me your CV, transcripts, and a short description of your research interests/experience.