Eilyan Bitar

Eilyan Bitar

Associate Professor, David Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 326


Eilyan Bitar is currently an Associate Professor and the David D. Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell in 2012, Bitar spent one year as a joint Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley. In 2016, he was an invited Visiting Scientist at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing as part of a research program on Algorithms and Uncertainty. At Cornell, Bitar also serves as the Faculty-in-Residence for Hu Shih Hall. A native Californian, he received his B.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2006 and 2011, respectively.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of robust and stochastic optimization, control theory, and game theory with a focus on applications to sustainable transportation and electric power systems.

Selected Publications

  • Khezeli, Kia, and Eilyan Bitar. "Safe linear stochastic bandits." In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, vol. 34, no. 06, pp. 10202-10209. 2020.
  • Yan, Shuhao, Francesca Parise, and Eilyan Bitar. "Data-Driven Approximations of Chance Constrained Programs in Nonstationary Environments." IEEE Control Systems Letters 6 (2022): 2671-2676.
  • Lin, Weixuan, and Eilyan Bitar. "A convex information relaxation for constrained decentralized control design problems." IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 64, no. 11 (2019): 4788-4795.
  • Pang, John, Weixuan Lin, Hu Fu, Jack Kleeman, Eilyan Bitar, and Adam Wierman. "Transparency and control in platforms for networked markets." Operations Research 70, no. 3 (2022): 1665-1690.
  • Alexeenko, Polina, and Eilyan Bitar. "Achieving reliable coordination of residential plug-in electric vehicle charging: A pilot study." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 118 (2023): 103658.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award(NSF)2014
  • The David D. Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow(Cornell University)2012
  • John and Janet McMurtry Fellowship(University of California, Berkeley)2010
  • John G. Maurer Fellowship(University of California, Berkeley)2008
  • Robert F. Steidel Jr. Fellowship(University of California, Berkeley)2007


  • B.S.University of California, Berkeley,2006
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley,2011


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