Youssef M. Marzouk

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Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director, Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory
Co-Director, MIT Center for Computational Science and Engineering

MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 37-451
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Youssef Marzouk is a professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and co-director of the MIT Center for Computational Science and Engineering. He is also a core member of MIT's Statistics and Data Science Center and director of MIT’s Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory. His research interests lie at the intersection of computation and statistical inference with physical modeling. He develops new methodologies for uncertainty quantification, Bayesian modeling and computation, data assimilation, experimental design, and machine learning in complex physical systems. His methodological work is motivated by a wide variety of engineering and environmental applications. He is an avid coffee drinker and occasional classical pianist.

Academic Degrees

S.B., 1997, Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.M., 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., 2004, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

Associate Fellow of the AIAA, 2018; MIT Class of 1942 Career Development Chair, 2012–2015; MIT Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012; AIAA Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2011; DOE Early Career Research Award, 2010-2015; Truman Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories, 2004–2007; Hertz Foundation Doctoral Thesis Prize, 2004; Joseph H. Keenan Prize, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2004; Hertz Fellow, 1997–2002

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Statistical Association, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, American Physical Society, International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Positions Held at MIT

Assistant Professor, 2009-2012; Associate Professor, 2012-2020; Professor, 2020-present

Positions Held outside MIT

Sandia National Laboratories, 2004–2008

Specialization and Research Interests

Computational science and engineering, computational statistics. Uncertainty quantification, inverse problems, data assimilation. Energy and geophysics applications.

Teaching Interests

Computational mathematics, probability and statistics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, uncertainty quantification, stochastic modeling.

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