Laurent Lessard

Laurent Lessard
Assistant Professor
330 North Orchard Street, Room 4172
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
Joined WID: 2015

Theory research at the intersection of robust control and large-scale optimization.


  • B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto
  • M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University

Research Description

Laurent Lessard’s interests lie at the intersection of control theory and optimization. Topics include:

  • control of systems with structural or information constraints
  • robust and nonlinear control
  • large-scale optimization and optimization algorithms


Department of Computer Sciences