Zavala Short Bio


Victor Zavala

Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

College of Engineering

Madison, WI 53706


Victor M. Zavala is the Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisonsin-Madison. Before joining UW-Madison, he was a computational mathematician in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his B.Sc. degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (2003) and his Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University (2008), both in chemical engineering. He is currently a recipient of a Department of Energy Early Career Award under which he develops scalable optimization algorithms. He is also a technical editor of the Mathematical Programming Computation journal. His research interests are in the areas of mathematical modeling of energy systems, high-performance computing, stochastic optimization, and predictive control.