Santiago Segarra

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Santiago Segarra received the B.Sc. degree in industrial engineering with highest honors (Valedictorian) from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), Argentina, in 2011, the M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Philadelphia, in 2014 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and systems engineering from Penn in 2016. From September 2016 to June 2018 he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since July 2018, Dr. Segarra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. His research interests include network theory, data analysis, machine learning, and graph signal processing.

Research Areas

Data Science for Networks. Modeling, analysis, and design of networked systems. Signal processing, machine learning, optimization, and algebraic topology applied to the understanding of networks and network data. Topics of interest include clustering in social and technological networks, authorship attribution problems, abstract representations of network data structures, networks in Neuroscience, linear and nonlinear network dynamics, social networks and team dynamics, and processing of signals defined on graphs


2016 Ph.D. Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

2014 M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

2010 B.S. Industrial Engineering, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA)

Honors & Awards

2017 Penn’s Joseph and Rosaline Wolf Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in electrical and systems engineering

2011 Outstanding Graduate Award granted by the National Academy of Engineering of Argentina

2011 ITBA’s Best Undergraduate Thesis Award in industrial engineering


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