Mauro Salazar

Mauro Salazar

Mauro Salazar is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Autonomous Systems Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich in 2019 under a collaboration with the Ferrari Formula 1 team. He obtained a MSc and BSc in mechanical engineering from ETH Zürich in 2016 and 2013.

Mauro’s research is at the interface of control theory and optimization, and is aimed at the development of a comprehensive set of tools for the design, the deployment and the operation of future mobility systems. Specifically, his area of expertise includes optimal control theory, hybrid electric vehicles, and autonomous mobility-on-demand.

In his free time, Mauro enjoys reading literature and philosophy, listening to good music, hiking in nature, and practicing yoga and meditation.


  • Best Student Paper Award - IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, 2018
  • ETH Medal for the Excellent Master Thesis
  • Outstanding Bachelor Award, Best Student at ETH Zürich
  • Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Award at ETH Zürich