Pirooz Vakili

Associate Professor (ME, SE)

  • Office 15 St. Mary’s Street, EMB 126
  • Phone (617) 353-2839

Associate Professor (ME, SE)

  • Education Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Systems Engineering
  • Honors and Awards Member of IEEE & Institute for Operations Research and Management Services (INFORMS)
  • Areas of Interest Modeling, analysis, optimization and control of stochastic systems * Development of efficient Monte Carlo methods for performance and sensitivity evaluation and optimization * Development of efficient computational methods for computational finance and computational biology * Analysis and optimization of investment decisions in New Product Development * Financing and contract design for grid-connected green distributed resources
  • Research Areas Professor Vakili teaches undergraduate courses in simulation and statistical quality control and graduate courses in Stochastic Processes and optimization. His research interests include modeling, analysis, optimization and control of stochastic systems with emphasis on efficient Monte Carlo methods, Computational finance; Computational structural biology with emphasis on protein docking; Analysis and optimization of investment decisions of firms in product and technology development;  Financing and contract design to promote widespread adoption of grid-connected renewable distributed energy and services.

    Professor Vakili is a faculty member and Associate Head of the Division of Systems Engineering and a member of Center for Computational Science at Boston University.  He is an Associate Editor of Automatica and he has been on the organizing committees of several international conferences.


Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ME), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (SE), Primary Faculty (SE),