Pirooz Vakili

Associate Professor (ME, SE)

  • Title Associate Professor (ME, SE)
  • Office 15 St. Mary’s St Room 126
  • Phone 617-353-2839
  • Education PhD, Harvard University, 1989

Research interests:

  • 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

Courses taught:

ENG SE/ME 714 Advanced Stochastic Processes and Simulation
ENG ME/SC 514 Simulation
ENG SE/SC 524 Optimization Theory and Methods,
ENG EK 500 Probability and Statistical Applications

Abbreviated CV:

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 structural biology with emphasis on protein docking; financing and contract design to promote widespread adoption of grid-connected renewable distributed energy and services.

Professor Vakili is a faculty member of the Division of Systems Engineering and an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering.  He has been on the organizing committees of several international conferences.

CISE Affiliation
Affiliated Faculty
Research Areas
Energy Systems and Networks

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