Francesca Parise

Francesca Parise

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 321


Francesca Parise joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University as an assistant professor in July 2020. Before then, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. She defended her PhD at the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2016 and she received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Information and Automation Engineering in 2010 and 2012, from the University of Padova, Italy, where she simultaneously attended the Galilean School of Excellence. 

Francesca was recognized as an EECS rising star in 2017 and is the recipient of the Guglielmo Marin Award from the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti”, the SNSF Early Postdoc Fellowship, the SNSF Advanced Postdoc Fellowship and the ETH Medal for her doctoral work.

Research Interests

Francesca’s research focuses on problems that arise in the analysis and control of multi-agent systems composed by a large number of users that make autonomous and selfish decisions while interacting with each other, with application to transportation, social and economic networks. To this end, she applies tools from control, network and game theory. Francesca has worked on a broad set of topics, including distributed control, aggregative and network games, opinion and epidemic dynamics, systems biology and reachability analysis.

Selected Publications

  • F. Parise, A. Ozdaglar. “Graphon Games.” EC 2019  
  • F. Parise, A. Ozdaglar. “A variational inequality framework for network games: Existence, uniqueness, convergence and sensitivity analysis.” Games and Economic Behaviour, 2019.
  • M. Avella-Medina , F. Parise , M.T. Schaub , and S. Segarra . “Centrality measures for graphons”. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2018.  
  • D. Paccagnan, B. Gentile, F. Parise, M. Kamgarpour and J. Lygeros. “Nash and Wardrop equilibria in aggregative games with coupling constraints”. IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, 2018.
  • J. Ruess, F. Parise, A. Milias-Argeitis, M. Khammash, J. Lygeros. “Iterative experiment design guides the characterization of a light-inducible gene expression circuit”. PNAS, 2015 

Selected Awards and Honors

  • SNSF Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship (P300P2-177805) 2017
  • ETH Medal (Awarded to honor outstanding PhD dissertations at ETH Zurich) 2017
  • Participant of Rising Stars in EECS 2017 (By-invitation-only workshop) 2017
  • SNSF Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship (P2EZP2-168812) 2016
  • Guglielmo Marin Award, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti 2015


B.S. (Information Engineering), University of Padova, 2010
M.S. (Control Engineering), University of Padova, 2012
Completion Certificate, Galilean School of Higher Education, 2013
Ph.D. ETH, Zurich, 2016


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