About me


I am a Goldstine Fellow at IBM Research in New York. In 2020, I completed my PhD at Princeton University under the supervision of Amir Ali Ahmadi. Before joining Princeton, I graduated from Ecole Polytechnique.

I am broadly interested in Polynomial Optimization, Dynamical Systems & Control, and Machine Learning. You can learn more about my work by having a look at my papers.

You can contact me at: bachir[at]ibm[dot]com

Recent News and Highlights


  • New paper on motion planning using SDPs.
  • New video on Learning Dynamical Systems with Side Information.
  • I will be a Goldstine Fellow at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center starting in September.
  • The recording of my talk at MIT (Friday March 20th, 2020) is now available. Video, Slides.
  • Our recent paper on "Learning with Side Information" has been accepted for an oral presentation at the L4DC conference.
  • Slides for recent talk at Oberwolfach.


Recent and Upcoming Talks (more ...)