Adel Javanmard

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Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Electrical Engineering

Stanford University


Packard 239, Stanford, CA 94305

Email: adelj at

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About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering department at Stanford University. (I will be graduating this year.)

I am thrilled to have Andrea Montanari as my advisor.

Before joining Stanford in 2009, I received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Sharif University of Technology. During summers of 2011 and 2012, I interned with Microsoft Research (at Silicon valley and New England respectively).

Here is my CV.

Research Interests

Statistical machine learning, Large-scale data analysis, Graphical models, Optimization.

Selected Publications

For the complete list of publications, check here.

Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing for High-Dimensional Regression [Website]
Adel Javanmard and Andrea Montanari
To appear in Journal of Machine Learning.
Short version published in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation (NIPS), 2013.

Information-Theoretically Optimal Compressed Sensing via Spatial Coupling and Approximate Message Passing
David L. Donoho, Adel Javanmard, Andrea Montanari
IEEE transaction on information theory, vol. 59, no. 11, pp 7434-7464, Nov 2013.

Learning Topic Models and Latent Bayesian Networks Under Expansion Constraints
Animashree Anandkumar, Daniel Hsu, Adel Javanmard, and Sham M. Kakade , 2013
Short version published in International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2013.

Efficient Reinforcement Learning for High Dimensional Linear Quadratic Systems
Morteza Ibrahimi, Adel Javanmard, Benjamin Van Roy
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation (NIPS), 2012.

Localization from Incomplete Noisy Distance Measurements
Adel Javanmard, Andrea Montanari
Foundations of Computational Mathematics, vol. 13, no. 3, pp 297-345, June 2013.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Jan. 2010 - Present

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Sept. 2009 - Mar. 2011

B.S., Mathematics, Sharif University of Technology, Sept 2005 - Jun. 2009

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Sept. 2004- Jun. 2009