Joe Warrington


I am a Senior Scientist (Oberassistent) in the Automatic Control Lab at ETH Zurich.

My research interests lie at the intersection of control, optimization, and reinforcement learning. The range of topics includes approximate dynamic programming, model predictive control, robust and stochastic optimization, and polynomial optimization. I am particularly interested in real-time decision problems driven by forecast information, with applications in robotics, electrical power networks, and transportation systems.


  • Oct 2019: Our paper "A moment and sum-of-squares extension of dual dynamic programming with application to nonlinear energy storage problems" has been accepted to European Journal of Operational Research. Link
  • May 2019: We are looking for a research assistant/intern to help integrate systems for the DeepGreen robot project. More info (Update: position has been filled)
  • Feb 2019: These papers on approximate dynamic programming were accepted to IEEE TAC and ECC respectively.
  • Jul 2018: Served as co-examiner for Marc Hohmann, who successfully defended his PhD thesis on 2nd July. Congratulations Marc!
  • Jan-May 2018: Residential fellowship at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • Jan 2018: Outstanding Reviewer 2017 award from the journal IEEE Control Systems Letters.