Constantine Caramanis


I am an Associate Professor in the ECE department of The University of Texas at Austin. I received a PhD in EECS from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), and an AB in Mathematics from Harvard University. I received the NSF CAREER award in 2011.

My current research interests focus on decision-making in large-scale complex systems, with a focus on learning and computation. Specifically, I am interested in robust and adaptable optimization, high dimensional statistics and machine learning, and applications to large-scale networks, including social networks, wireless networks, transportation networks, and energy networks. I also work on applications of machine learning and optimization to computer-aided design.

News and Announcements

Large Scale Optimization and Learning: Sujay Sanghavi and I will teach this two-part course on large-scale optimization and learning again in Fall 2014 / Spring 2015.

Apply for a Simons Post Doc position: We are looking for our new batch of Simons Post Docs. The areas of interest are diverse, including networks, learning, optimization, stochastics, communication, and beyond.


Spring 2015 -- Introduction to Feedback Control (EE362K)

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014: On leave - Large Scale Lin Alg @ Technion

Spring 2013 -- Large Scale Optimization and Learning Part II: Machine Learning (EE381V)

Fall 2012 -- Large Scale Optimization and Learning Part I: Convex Optimization (EE381V)

Fall 2012 -- Introduction to Feedback Control (EE362K)

Fall 2011 -- Convex Analysis and Optimization (EE381V-11)

Fall 2010 -- Introduction to Linear Systems (EE380K)


Chronological order -- complete list

Optimization and Applications

Machine Learning, Statistics and Applications

Wireless Networks

Other Engineering Applications


Greg Freeman (co-advised with Al Bovik)

Ioannis Mitliagkas (co-advised with Sriram Vishwanath)

Dohyung Park (co-advised with Sujay Sanghavi)

Zrinka Puljiz (co-advised with Sanjay Shakkottai)

Louie Wu (co-advised with Sanjay Shakkottai)

Qiaoyang Ye (co-advised with Jeff Andrews)

Wang Ye (co-advised with Michael Orshansky)

Xinyang Yi

Post Docs and Visitors

Joe Neeman

Anastasios Kyrillidis


Yudong Chen: Post doc at UC Berkeley

Doug Fearing (with C. Barnhart, MIT): Asst Prof., UT Austin B. School

Amin Abdel-Khalek (co-advised with Robert Heath): Freescale

Harish Ganapathy: Google

Aditya Gopalan (with Sanjay Shakkottai): Asst. Prof., Ind. Inst. of Sci.

Ashish Singh (with Michael Orshansky): Terra Technology

Ken’ichi Kamada -- Visiting Scientist from Yokogawa Co.

Sungho Yun: ASSIA inc.

Huan Xu (with D. Morton): Asst Prof., National University of Singapore

Undergraduate Student Projects

RideShare: A senior design project by Yoni Ben-Meshulam, Garrett Cooper, Derrick Huhn, and Patrick Lowry.

Prospective Students

I am always on the lookout for motivated graduate students with a strong mathematical background and interested in theory. I am also looking for students with experience or interest in working with large scale systems -- in particular, large scale data and learning problems, and large-scale optimization.

I am looking for undergraduate students interested in doing senior design projects in the general area of energy and efficiency (including renewable energy and conservation) using tools from Machine Learning, Communications/Wireless, and Algorithms.

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Associate Professor

Dept of Electrical and Comp. Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

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