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Stephen D. Patek

Position: Professor
Office: Olsson 101F
Phone: 434-982-2052
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S.M.E.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Stephen Patek is an Associate Professor of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has over tens years of experience in the theory and practice of stochastic optimization and control in diverse application domains. Dr. Patek is active within the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology at UVA, which addresses issues of information management in mission critical wireless systems. Dr. Patek is also actively involved in UVA’s “artificial pancreas” project, focusing especially on interactions between human behavior (eating and exercise) and automation support for maintaining blood glucose concentration close to normal levels. Dr. Patek received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1991 and his M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 and 1997.

Research Interests:

  • Stochastic Optimization, Control, and Games
  • Diabetes Technology and Health Systems Models
  • Network Traffic Engineering

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  • UVa MINDSET: Medical Informatics/Systems Engineering Training Program

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