Martín Zubeldía

Martin Zubeldia

Martín Zubeldía

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Lind Hall
Room 218
207 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 2019
M.S., Universidad ORT Uruguay, Engineering, 2014
B.S., Universidad ORT Uruguay, Electronics Engineering, 2012


Before joining the University of Minnesota, he spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and two years as a Postdoc in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology and in the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019, where he was fortunate to be advised by David Gamarnik and John Tsitsiklis. Before that, he received a M.Sc. in Engineering and a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Universidad ORT Uruguay.

His research primarily focuses on using applied probability for the modeling, analysis, and control of large-scale stochastic decision and learning systems. He is particularly interested in exploring the fundamental tradeoffs between performance, efficiency, and scalability that arise in these systems, and in how he can combine traditional model-based analysis with newer data-centric approaches to get the best of both worlds. He was a finalist for the 2019 INFORMS APS Best Student Paper Award, and for the 2016 INFORMS George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition.

More information can be found on Zubeldía's personal website.

Research Interests

Applied probability; modeling, analysis, and control of large-scale stochastic decision systems, inspired by applications in computer networks, and other service and learning systems.

Honors and Awards

Finalist, 2019 INFORMS APS Best Student Paper Award for the paper "A lower bound on the queueing delay in resource constrained load balancing".

Outstanding Poster Award , Stochastic Networks 2018.

Finalist, 2016 INFORMS George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition for the paper "Delay, memory, and messaging tradeoffs in distributed service systems".

Irwin Mark Jacobs Presidential Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014-2015).

National graduate studies scholarship, ANII-Uruguay (2013-2014).

Award for exceptional academic performance, Universidad ORT Uruguay (2012).

Initiation to research scholarship, ANII-Uruguay (2011-2012).

Full undergraduate scholarship for academic excellence, Universidad ORT Uruguay (2007-2012).


Selected Publications

Journal papers


Conference papers