Sungho Shin
9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 240, Room 1D22, Lemont, IL 60439 USA
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Postdoctoral Appointee
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Incoming Assistant Professor (Fall 2024)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Education and Training

  • Postdoc, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University

Research Interests

nonlinear optimization; control theory; energy systems


Sungho Shin is a postdoctoral researcher at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory (supervisor: Mihai Anitescu). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (advisor: Victor M. Zavala). He was a Summer intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2020; worked with Carleton Coffrin and Kaarthik Sundar) and Argonne National Laboratory (2018; worked with Mihai Anitescu). He was an undergraduate researcher at Jong Min Lee's group at Seoul National University. His research interests include model predictive control, optimization algorithms, and their applications to large-scale energy infrastructures (such as natural gas and power networks). He is the main developer of nonlinear optimization solver MadNLP.jl and automatic differentiation/algebraic modeling tool MadDiff.jl. He was the winner of the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting CAST Directors’ Student Presentation Award, 2021 IFAC ADCHEM Young Author Award, and 2021 IFAC NMPC Young Author Award. He was a recipient of the Korea Presidential Science Fellowship, Kwanjeong Fellowship, and Grainger Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship.

Recent News

  • Our paper "Near-optimal distributed linear-quadratic regulator for networked systems" with Y. Lin, G. Qu, A. Wierman, and M. Anitescu is published in SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization.
  • Sungho has accepted an offer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to become an assistant professor in the chemical engineering department starting from fall 2024.
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