Mike is a founding member of the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) team in Montreal. He holds a B.Eng. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.Eng from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to Facebook, Mike was a professor at McGill University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include optimization, distributed algorithms and signal processing.