About me

I am a Senior Research Assistant (Oberassistent) in Peter Widmayer‘s Algorithms, Data Structures, and Applications Group in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich. I am interested in Algorithms, Game Theory, and Mechanism Design.

Prior to joining ETH I was a LSE Fellow in Mathematics at London School of Economics, where I was advised by Bernhard von Stengel, and I worked for one year as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Tim Roughgarden at Stanford University and Éva Tardos at Cornell University. I received my PhD in Computer Science from EPFL. My PhD advisors were Monika Henzinger (primary) and Boi Faltings. During my PhD I did summer internships with David C. Parkes at Harvard University and Radu Jurca at Google Switzerland. I received my German Diplom in Computer Science “with distinction” from Universität Karlsruhe (TH). As an undergrad I enjoyed the philosophy seminars of Peter Sloterdijk at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.

I have recently reviewed for Econometrica, Operations Research, Algorithmica, and ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation. In 2015 I will serve as a PC member for the 16th Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’15) and the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’15). Together with Vasilis Syrgkanis I am organizing an invited session on “Price of Anarchy” for the Game Theory cluster of the 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP’15).


  • I will serve on the program committee of the 9th Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT’16) to be held in Liverpool, UK.
  • I am organizing a Dagstuhl seminar on “Game Theory Meets Computational Learning Theory” together with Maria-Florina Balcan, Paul Goldberg, Micheal Kearns, and Yishav Mansour. The seminar will take place in June 2017.
  • I will give an invited lecture on “Algorithms against Anarchy” at the upcoming 3rd German Day on Computational Game Theory to be held at RWTH Aachen on March 4, 2016.
  • I will give a plenary talk at the upcoming Workshop on Algorithmic Game Theory at the Hausdorff Center in Bonn from December 14-17, 2015.
  • I will serve on the program committee of the 17th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’16) to be held in Maastricht, Netherlands.
  • I will be talking about a new paper with Felix Fischer and David C. Parkes at Google Research on October 8, 2015 and Facebook Research on October 13, 2015.
  • I am looking forward to attend the Simons Institute’s Workshop on Complexity and Simplicity in Economics at Berkeley from October 12-16, 2015.
  • I am currently designing and delivering a Lecture on Algorithmic Game Theory at ETH Zürich. We started off with 98 students!

Some recent papers

Some older papers

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