Mehdi Karimi

Mehdi Karimi Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Illinois State University


Email: mkarim3 at
Office: Stevenson Hall - STV 309B

About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Math, Illinois State University. Before, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida Tech, a Research Data Scientist at Cerebri AI, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, working with Dr. Levent Tuncel. My research interests are designing optimization algorithms, creating software packages including my DDS code for convex optimization problems, optimization of modern power networks, and implementing machine learning and deep learning algorithms for complicated engineering problems. You can read more about my research here.

I love teaching, specially performing new methods of learning and teaching in classrooms. I have completed Fundamentals of University Teaching and Certificate of University Teaching programs. My Project was about implementing Peer-Instruction in mathematics.



Research Interests