Professor of Practice in Mathematics
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Kentucky
Research Areas: Optimal Transport, Steering of Probability Distributions, Stochastic Mechanics, Harmonic Analysis and Social Cognition
Michele Pavon is an Italian Mathematician. He received the Laurea degree from the University of Padova in 1974 and the Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1979, both in mathematics. During 1986-2021 he was a professor in the School of Engineering of the University of Padova. He has visited many universities in America, Europe, and Asia. His research has been in Control Theory, Mathematical Physics, and Optimization. His current research interests include Optimal Transportation, Steering for Probability Distributions, and the application of Harmonic Analysis to Social Cognition. He received (jointly with Y. Chen and T. Georgiou) the IEEE Control Systems Society 2017 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award.