Pablo A. Parrilo is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently an Associate Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and is also affiliated with the Operations Research Center (ORC).
Past appointments include Assistant Professor at the Automatic Control Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology, as well as shortterm research visits at the University of California at Santa Barbara
(Physics), Lund Institute of Technology (Automatic Control), and University of California at Berkeley (Mathematics). He received an Electronics Engineering undergraduate degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and a PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include optimization methods for engineering applications, control and identification of uncertain complex systems, robustness analysis and synthesis, and the development and application of computational tools based on convex optimization and algorithmic algebra to practically relevant engineering problems. Prof. Parrilo has received several distinctions, including a Finmeccanica Career Development Chair, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, and the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) Prize. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the MOS/SIAM Book Series on Optimization.