Mahdi Soltanolkotabi

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Andrew and Erna Viterbi Early Career Chair and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science


  • 2014, Doctoral Degree, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2014, Master's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2009, Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University Of Technology


Mahdi Soltanolkotabi completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University in 2014. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the EECS and Statistics departments at UC Berkeley during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Research Summary

Soltanolkotabi's research focuses on design and mathematical understanding of computationally efficient algorithms for optimization, high dimensional statistics, machine learning, signal processing and computational imaging. Recently a main focus of his research has been on developing and analyzing algorithms for non-convex optimization with provable guarantees of convergence to the global optimum. A particular focus on the application side has been on computational imaging.


    • EEB 422
    • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
    • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
    • USC Mail Code: 2564

    Contact Information
    • (213) 740-4456


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