About me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at London School of Economics. I work on problems at the intersection of Algorithms, Game Theory, and Mechanism Design.

I received my PhD in Computer Science from EPFL Lausanne. My PhD advisor was Monika Henzinger. During my PhD I did summer internships with David C. Parkes at Harvard University and Radu Jurca at Google Zürich. After my PhD I was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Tim Roughgarden at Stanford University and Éva Tardos at Cornell University, an LSE Fellow in Mathematics at London School of Economics, and a Senior Researcher at ETH Zürich.

I have acted as reviewer for Econ and OR journals such as Econometrica, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Games and Economic Behavior. I have been on the program committee of Computer Science conferences such as the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation. I was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, and a SNF Postdoctoral Fellowship. I am alumnus of both the German and the Swiss Academic Foundation. I have won a best paper award at EC’12, and a best poster award at WWW‘10.

News

  • Our paper Prophet Inequalities for I.I.D. Random Variables from an Unknown Distribution (with Jose Correa, Kevin Schewior, and Felix Fischer) will receive the ACM EC’19 Best Full Paper Award. Thanks to the award committee for selecting our work!
  • I am looking forward to a sabbatical as Visiting Faculty at Google Research Europe in Zürich, Switzerland from August 2019 to July 2020.
  • Together with Inbal Talgam-Cohen, I will organize a tutorial on Contract Theory: A new Frontier for AGT at EC’19 in Phoenix, AZ.
  • I passed Major review in March 2019, and was promoted to Associate Professor.
  • I have been granted a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant on “Contract Theory through the Algorithmic Lens”, March 7, 2019.
  • I will be on the PC of NetEcon’19 in Phoenix, AZ.
  • I will present our work on Deep Learning for Auctions at the Workshop on Machine Learning and User Decision Making in Paris, France on May 23-24, 2019.
  • I will give talks at LUISS and Sapienza on Mar 28 and Mar 29, 2019.
  • I will present our work on Deep Learning for Auctions at the 5th Google Market Algorithms Workshop in Mountain View, CA, USA on Feb 22, 2019.
  • I will give talks at The Technion and Tel Aviv University on Jan 9 and Jan 10, 2019.
  • I will be on the PC of EC’19 (Theory Track) in Phoenix, AZ.
  • I will be on the PC of ICALP’19 (Track A: Algorithms, Complexity, and Games) in Patras, Greece.
  • I am one of the winners of the 2017/18 LSE Excellence in Education Awards.

Some recent conference papers

Some recent journal papers

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