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
Learning to Control Safety Critical Systems
Online Optimization & Energy
Algorithmic Challenges in Electricity Markets
How Clean is the Cloud?
Competitive Control via Online Optimization
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
Pricing Flexibility in Electricity Markets
Robust Voltage Control with an Unknown Grid Topology
Failure Mitigation and Localization in Power Sys.

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I actively look for new graduate students and postdocs every year, especially at the intersection of learning and control and in the broad area of smart grid markets and control. Info about applying and reaching out to me is here.

I am also always looking for undergraduate researchers both for research during the year and as part of the SURF and WAVE programs. More info about how to apply and reach out to me is here.

Virtual Seminars

Virtual talks are a great way to keep up with research. Some that I attend and recommend are 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. At Caltech, during quarantine, we organized the “Control meets Learning” virtual seminar series and the Economic Theory at the Time of Cholera series. The LA Probability Forum is another great series.

Office Hours

I keep office hours during the term on Tuesdays from 1-2pm PT. I am available during this time for discussions with my undergraduate advisees and for any students/postdocs who would like to meet. Typically, these meetings are held in my office (ANB 215) but, during periods when Caltech is virtual, please email me or my assistant (info below) for the zoom info. You can feel free to just drop in; however, emailing ahead of time to schedule a time is preferred.


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