Aryan Mokhtari is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) where he holds the Fellow of Texas Instruments/Kilby. Before joining UT Austin, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT. Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the program on “Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization”. He received his Ph.D. in electrical and systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He has received the Army Research Office (ARO) Early Career Program Award, the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, and Penn’s Joseph and Rosaline Wolf Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation.