Adam Wierman’s research strives to make the networked systems that govern our world sustainable and resilient. His lab develops new mathematical tools in machine learning, optimization, control, and economics and applies these tools to design new algorithms and markets with provable guarantees that can be deployed in data centers, the electricity grid, transportation systems, and beyond.

For information on joining the lab as an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoc, see here.

Recent Talks
A Smarter Electricity Grid
Competitive Control via Online Optimization
Online Optimization & Energy
Algorithmic Challenges in Electricity Markets
How Clean is the Cloud?
The Power of Predictions in Online Opt.
Online Scheduling Meets Queueing
Collaborators Talks
Finite-time Analysis of Q-Learning
The Privacy Paradox in Data Acquisition
Data Providers Ruin Simple Mechanisms
Scalable RL for Multi-Agent Networked Systems
Logarithmic Comm. for Distributed Opt.
Opt. Pricing in Markets with Non-Convex Costs
Failure Mitigation and Localization in Power Sys.


I am actively looking for new graduate students and postdocs this year, especially in the areas of smart grid (markets and control) and the intersection of learning and control.

I am actively looking for undergraduate researchers both for research during the year and as part of the SURF and WAVE programs.

More info is here.

Virtual Seminars

I am an adviser for the recently launched “Control meets Learning” virtual seminar series. Additionally, our CS+Econ group CSIS has a virtual series that is open to the general community on Economic Theory at the Time of Cholera. Beyond these, I attend and recommend SNAPP (which bridges INFORMS APS and Sigmetrics), INFORMS AMD (which bridges OR/CS/Econ), Games Decisions and Networks, and the Math Foundations of Data Science series.

Office Hours

I keep office hours during the term on Fridays from 3-4pm. I am available during this time for discussions with my undergraduate advisees and for any students/postdocs in the department to meet with me in my role as CMS Ombudsperson. Typically, these meetings are held in my office (ANB 215) but, while Caltech is virtual, please email me or my assistant (info below) for the zoom info.


California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Boulevard
MC 305-16
Pasadena, CA 91125

215 Annenberg
(626) 395-6569



Jolene Brink
345 Annenberg
(626) 395-2813