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20152021

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Academic background

Mauro Salazar obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering  at  ETH Zürich in 2012 and 2015, respectively, and carried out his Master thesis in the Automatic Control Lab of EPFL. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich in cooperation with the Ferrari Formula 1 team in 2019. Between 2019 and 2020 he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Autonomous Systems Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. In April 2020 he joined Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Mauro received the Outstanding Bachelor Award and the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Award from ETH Zürich. Both his Master thesis and PhD thesis were recognized with the ETH Medal, and he was granted the Best Student Paper award at the 2018 Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference.

Research profile

Mauro Salazar is an Assistant Professor in the Control Systems Technology group, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research is at the interface of control theory and optimization, and is aimed at enabling the deployment of sustainable solutions for current and future mobility systems, from the single-vehicle level up to the transportation-system level. To this end, he leverages and combines modelling and optimization methods to frame and solve optimal design and operational problems with applications ranging from single vehicles and powertrains to entire transportation systems. In this context, he is also interested in studying the users’ behavior from a mesoscopic perspective and devise fair and robust incentive schemes to steer the system-level equilibrium resulting from the users’ mobility choices to the system optimum, thereby improving the overall travel time, discomfort, operational cost and emissions.

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical engineering, Doctor, ETH Zurich

Mar 2015Dec 2018

Award Date: 18 Mar 2019

Mechanical engineering, Master, ETH Zurich

Sep 2012Feb 2015

Award Date: 30 Jun 2015

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