About me


I am a PhD candidate at the Department of ORFE of Princeton University. I am advised by Prof. Amir Ali Ahmadi. Before joining Princeton, I graduated from Ecole Polytechnique.

I am broadly interested in the interplay between algebraic optimization techniques and their application to dynamical systems. I am also intersted in bringing tools from dynamical systems to learning theory, optimization and robotics. You can learn more about my work by having a look at my papers.

You can contact me at: bkhadir[at]princeton[dot]edu

I am on the academic job market for the year 2019-2020.

Recent News and Highlights


  • Cemil and I are organizing a session at INFORMS. Drop by if you are attending the conference!
  • I will be presenting in the IOS Award Presentations session at INFORMS - Sunday, October 20th, 1:30pm
  • I received the Princeton SEAS Award for Excellence.
  • Recent talk on Generalized Cauchy-Schwarz Inequalities and his proof that all convex quaternary quartics are sums of squares. Video
  • I was a Keynote speaker at the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.
  • Excited to have won honorable mention in the 2019 INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize Competition, for my paper Time-Varying Semidefinite Programs.

Recent and Upcoming Talks (more ...)