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Stephen Boyd

Samsung Professor
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
United States of America

Stephen Boyd


tephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He has courtesy appointments in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, and is member of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. His current research focus is on convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, machine learning, and finance. Professor Boyd received an AB degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980, and a PhD in EECS from U. C. Berkeley in 1985. In 1985 he joined the faculty of Stanford's Electrical Engineering Department. He has held visiting Professor positions at Katholieke University (Leuven), McGill University (Montreal), Ecole Polytechnique Federale (Lausanne), Tsinghua University (Beijing), Universite Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), Kyoto University, Harbin Institute of Technology, NYU, MIT, UC Berkeley, CUHK-Shenzhen, and IMT Lucca. He holds honorary doctorates from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).

Research Interest

Control systems engineering and optimization


  • O’Donoghue B, Chu E, Parikh N, Boyd S (2016) Conic optimization via operator splitting and homogeneous self-dual embedding. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 169: 1042-1068.

  • Lipp T, Boyd S (2016) Variations and extension of the convex–concave procedure. Optimization and Engineering 17: 263-287.

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