César Uribe

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César A. Uribe received his BSc. in Electronic Engineering from Universidad de Antioquia in 2010. He then received an MSc. in Systems and Control from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2013. In 2016, be received an MSc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He continued at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in 2018 received his  Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Urbie was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems-LIDS at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a visiting professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. His research interests include distributed learning and optimization, decentralized control, algorithm analysis, and computational optimal transport. He joined Rice ECE Department as Louis Owen Assistant Professor in January 2021.

Research Areas

Professor Uribe's research areas are the analysis of algorithms for distributed inference and social learning, and the fundamental limits of distributed optimization over networks. He has a passion for all things distributed.


2018 Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2016 MSc. Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2013 MSc. Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology

2010 BSc. Electronic Engineering from Universidad de Antioquia

Honors & Awards

2020 INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Ambassadors Program Award

2019 Yahoo! Research – Faculty and Research Engagement Program (FREP) Award

2018 Best Poster Award, Midwest Machine Learning Symposium (MMLS)

2018 Best Poster Presentation Award, 7th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory

2018 Best Talk Award Machine Learning Session, CSL Student Conference

2016 Best Presentation Learning and Estimation in Networks Session, American Control Conference

2016 Outstanding Poster Award, Stochastic Networks Conference

2016 Best Talk Award Security Session, CSL Student Conference

Fall 2016 Teacher Ranked as Excellent (Student selected rank), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2014 Best Presentation Decentralized Control Session, American Control Conference


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