Victor M. Preciado is an Associate Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department 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. Victor received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. George Verghese and was a postdoctoral researcher at the GRASP lab working with Prof. Ali Jadbabaie. He was a recipient of the 2017 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2018 Outstanding Paper Award by the IEEE Control Systems Magazine, and a runner-up of the 2019 Best Paper Award by the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.

His main research interests lie at the intersection of Networks, Dynamics, and Data Sciences; in particular, in using innovative mathematical and computational approaches to model and control complex, high-dimensional dynamical systems. Relevant applications of this line of research can be found in the context of socio-technical networks, healthcare operations, critical technological infrastructure, and brain dynamics.

: preciado [at] seas [dot] upenn [dot] edu;  
Office: 3401 Walnut Street, Office 410B


  • Workshop on Resilience and Controllability at CDC 2019.
  • My doctoral student Ximing Chen successfully defended his PhD thesis, July 2019.
  • Runner-up of the 2019 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Engineering with Masaki Ogura.
  • Invited seminar at Courant Institute NYU, Spring 2018.
  • Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Paper Award from the IEEE Control Systems Magazine for paper "Analysis and Control of Epidemics" with C. Nowzari and G. Pappas.
  • Invited seminar at Wharton Stats Department, Fall 2018.
  • Chair of the Graduate Group in Electrical and Systems Engineering, July 2018.
  • My doctoral student Mahyar Fazlyab successfully defended his PhD thesis, July 2018.
  • Promoted to Associate Professor (with Tenure), July 2018
  • General Chair, Penn Workshop on Network Resilience, Nov 2017
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, February 2017
  • Invited seminars are USC and UCLA. Fall 2017
  • Invited seminar at Purdue and Rutgers. Spring 2017
  • Outstanding Poster Award at the Stochastic Network Conference for our work on spectral analysis of random graphs (with A. Rahimian). June 2016.
  • Best Research Poster at the IEEE DIG's Forum (as advisor of C. Becker). Feb 2016.
  • Our work on control of epidemics is on the cover of IEEE Control Systems Magazine (Feb 2016)
  • New course on Data Science (feat. in Daily Pennsylvanian)