Saurabh Amin

Saurabh Amin (photo by Gretchen Ertl)


Saurabh Amin


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Room 1-241
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139
Telephone: 617.253.8003


Saurabh Amin is Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a PI in the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems. He currently serves as Director of Henry L. Pierce Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and Engineering and CEE Undergraduate Officer. He is also affiliated with the Operations Research Center, and the Center for Computational Science and Engineering at MIT. 

Since joining MIT in 2011, he has pursued research in the design of inspection and control algorithms for infrastructure systems. His work builds on foundations in control theory, game theory, and optimization in networks. His papers have addressed problems in resilient network control, information systems and incentive design, and optimal resource allocation in large-scale infrastructure systems. By focusing on the domains of highway transportation, electric power distribution, and urban water networks, he develops new theory and design tools for improving the performance of critical infrastructure systems in the face of disruptions, both stochastic and adversarial.

Amin has supervised 8 doctoral and 19 Master students. His mentees have secured tenure-track positions at major universities, including Cornell University, Georgia Tech, New York University, USMA West Point, and University of Texas at Austin. His work has been supported by NSF CPS FORCES Frontiers project, NSF CAREER award, Google Research award, DoD-Science of Security Program, AFOSR, Siebel Energy Institute, and Digital Transformation Institute.

Amin received his B.Tech. degree in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, M.S. in transportation engineering from University of Texas at Austin, and Ph.D. in systems engineering from University of California, Berkeley.