Lavaei Awarded $1M Grant From Office Of Naval Research


IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has just been awarded a $1 million grant to support his work on nonlinear optimization from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).  

The Director of Research Early Career Grant is extremely selective and will help cover research expenses up to $200k per year for 5 years. According to the ONR, Javad was awarded the grant for his “innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of ONR” and for “community service demonstrated through scientific leadership and community outreach.” 

This is Javad’s fourth career award from the Young Investigator Program. He previously won a separate award from the ONR, one from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and another from the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA). 

More information about Javad’s research and other recent work can be found on his website.