Bio


Mert Pilanci is an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2016. Prior to joining Stanford, he was an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. In 2017, he was a Math+X postdoctoral fellow working with Emmanuel Cand├Ęs at Stanford University. His research interests are in large scale machine learning, optimization, and information theory.

Academic Appointments


Program Affiliations


  • Stanford SystemX Alliance

Professional Education


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2016)

Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Akshay Agrawal, Soheil Hor, Anilesh Kollagunta Krishnaswamy, Khaled Saab
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Burak Bartan
  • Master's Program Advisor
    Jorge Cordero Enriquez, Erin Kunz, Mingyi Lu, Varun Srivastava
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Wei-Ning Chen, Gary Cheng, Tolga Ergen, Arda Sahiner, Siddharth Tanwar