Enrique Mallada

CMI Postdoctoral Fellow - CalTech
Enrique Mallada 

Enrique Mallada, Ph.D.

CMI Postdoctoral Fellow
Computing + Mathematical Sciences
California Institute of Technology

338 Annenberg
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125 MC:305-16

mallada [at] caltech [dot] edu

Curriculum Vitae

Update: I am pleased to announce that, starting Jan 1st 2016, I will join the faculty of the ECE Department at Johns Hopkins University. I am looking for highly motivated and self-driven MS/PhD students and postdocs with a strong mathematical background in dynamical systems, control and optimization with interests on power networks.
Students: Please apply to the ECE Department here and mention my name in the application.
Postdocs: Please email me your CV and two representative papers to: mallada [at] jhu [dot] edu.

I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) in the Computational and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) department at Caltech. I earned my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University in 2014. In the summer of 2011, I had the opportunity of working as a research intern at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.

I was born in the beautiful city of Montevideo, in Uruguay. I completed my undergraduate studies in Telecommunications Engineering at Universidad ORT, Uruguay, in 2005. From 2004 to 2007, I worked as an IT-Specialist at IBM, and in 2008 I became an engineer in the Traffic Engineering Department of ANTEL, the main telecommunications operator in Uruguay. I also worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Telecommunications at Universidad ORT, and I was a member of the MATE research group.

Research Interests

I am mostly interested in the study of network dynamics and distributed systems, as well as their applications in engineering and science. Using tools from control, dynamical systems and optimization, I describe the global behavior of these networks and how they can be modified to meet specific engineering requirements.

Below is a list of my main research topics:

  • Distributed synchronization on complex oscillator networks and data networks

  • Load-side frequency regulation in smart grids

  • Combining economic dispatch and stability analysis on power networks

  • Sparse recovery with graph constrained measurements

  • Congestion control and multi-path routing on data networks

Selected Publications

Following are a few of my publications, but the full list can be found here.


Honors and Awards

  • ECE Director's Thesis Research Award - Cornell (2014)

  • CMI Fellowship – California Institute of Technology (2013-2015)

  • Jacobs Fellowship 2011 – Cornell University

  • Academic Scholarship – Organization of American States (OAS)
    Ranked 3rd nationwide in Uruguay among all disciplines.

  • Academic Excellence Award – Universidad ORT, Uruguay
    Awarded for being part of the 10% of the student body with the highest CPA in the history of the School of Engineering, University ORT, Uruguay.