Victor M. Preciado is the Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is affiliated with the Networked & Social Systems Engineering program, the Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences, and the Applied Math and Computational Science program. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been a visiting scientist at UC Berkeley and Santa Fe Institute. He is a recipient of the 2017 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

His main research interests lie at the intersection of Big Data and Network Science; in particular, in using innovative mathematical and computational approaches to capture the essence of complex, high-dimensional dynamical systems. Relevant applications of this line of research can be found in the context of socio-technical networks, brain dynamical networks, healthcare operations, biological systems, and critical technological infrastructure.

: preciado [at] seas [dot] upenn [dot] edu
Office: Levine Hall, 360


  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, February 2017
  • Invited seminar at Princeton University, Spring 2017
  • Invited seminar at Purdue University, Spring 2017
  • Invited seminar at Rutgers University, Spring 2017
  • Invited seminar at University of Delaware, Nov 2016
  • Invited seminar IEEE Philadelphia Section, Oct 2016
  • Outstanding Poster Award at the Stochastic Network Conference for our work on spectral analysis of random graphs (June 2016, with A. Rahimian)
  • Best Research Poster at the IEEE DIG's Forum for our work on brain functional connectivity (Feb 2016, as advisor of C. Becker)
  • Our work on control of epidemics is on the cover of IEEE Control Systems Magazine (Feb 2016)
  • Program committee member of CDC 2016.
  • New course on Data Science (feat. in Daily Pennsylvanian)
  • Invited seminar at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dec 2015
  • Organizing an invited session on Controllability and Design of Networks at CDC'15 (with S. Pequito and G.J. Pappas)
  • General chair of the 5th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked SystemsSep 2015
  • Invited seminar at MIT, Sep 2015
  • Invited seminar at Harvard University, Sep 2015
  • Invited seminar at Boston University, Sep 2015
  • Invited seminar at Northeastern University, Sep 2015
  • Teaching high-school students about Engineering Complex Networks at ESAP'15, July 2015
  • Invited talk about Controlling Complex Networks at NetSci 2015, June 2015
  • Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Systems
  • Invited seminar at University of Maryland, Spring 2015
  • Invited seminar at the IEEE Philadelphia Section, Spring 2015
  • Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Medical and Health Care Systems
  • Invited seminar at Yale University, Fall 2014
  • Invited seminar at University of Washington, Fall 2014
  • Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Social Impact of Automation
  • Invited seminar at Princeton University, Fall 2014
  • NSF project on Spectral Analysis of Big Data, August 2014
  • Organizing the Network Theory Symposium at GlobalSIP'14