CV

Positions

  • Since 09.2016  (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor, Mathematics, London School of Economics
  • 08.2015-today  Senior Researcher, Computer Science, ETH Zürich, Advisor: Peter Widmayer
  • 08.2014-07.2015  LSE Fellow, Mathematics, London School of Economics, Advisor: Bernhard von Stengel
  • 10.2013-04.2014  Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science, Stanford University, Advisor: Tim Roughgarden
  • 05.2013-09.2013  Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science, Cornell University, Advisor: Eva Tardos

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Thesis: Challenges in Algorithmic Mechanism Design, Advisors: Monika Henzinger (primary) and Boi Faltings (secondary), EPFL, April 2013
  • German Diplom, “with distinction”, Computer Science, Thesis: Loadbalancing in Web Search Engines, Advisor: Dorothea Wagner, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), May 2008

Awards and fellowships

  • 2015  Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (awarded, could not be transferred to Switzerland)
  • 2015  Selected for SET for BRITAIN Poster Exhibition at the UK Parliament
  • 2013-2014  SNF Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2012  ACM SIGecom Best Paper Award at EC’12
  • 2010  iBiblio Best Poster Award at WWW’10
  • 2009-2013  Fellowship by Swiss National Academic Foundation (Schweizerische Studienstiftung)
  • 2008  German Diplom (MSc equivalent) “with distinction” from Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • 2003-2008  Fellowship by German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Academic visits and internships

  • Max-Planck Institut für Informatik, Host: Martin Hoefer, August 2015
  • Microsoft Research New York City, Host: Sebastien Lahaie, October 2012
  • University of Cambridge, Host: Felix Fischer, June 2012
  • Google Switzerland, Host: Radu Jurca, July-September 2011
  • Harvard University, Host: David C. Parkes, June-August 2010

Workshops and doctoral schools

  • Algorithmic Game Theory, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany, December 2015
  • Simplicity and Complexity in Economics, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, CA, October 2015
  • Computation, Game Theory, and Economics, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, April 2013
  • Algorithmic Economics, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2012
  • Workshop on New Trends in Mechanism Design, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, September 2011
  • Algorithmic Game Theory, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011
  • Computational Social Choice, Estoril, Portugal, April 2010

Professional societies

  • The Econometric Society (since 2016)
  • SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (starting 2017)
  • SVOR Swiss Operations Research Society (since 2016)

Professional services

Reviewing for journals

  • Econometrica, Econometric Society
  • Operations Research, INFORMS
  • Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS
  • Games and Economics Behavior, Elsevier
  • Transactions on Economics and Computation, ACM
  • Algorithmica, Springer
  • Information and Computation, Elsevier
  • Transactions on Internet Technology, ACM
  • Theory of Computing Systems, Springer

Program committee

  • 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’17, Cambridge, MA
  • 12th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation, NetEcon’17, Cambridge, MA
  • 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI’17, San Francisco, CA
  • 17th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’16, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 9th Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT’16, Liverpool, UK
  • 24th Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI’15, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’15, Portland, OR
  • 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’14, Palo Alto, CA
  • 10th Ad Auctions Workshop, AdAuctions’14, Palo Alto, CA
  • 13th Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS’14, Paris, France
  • 14th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’13, Philadelphia, PA
  • 9th Ad Auctions Workshop, AdAuctions’13, Philadelphia, PA
  • 23rd Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI’13, Beijing, China
  • 2nd Workshop on Matching under Preferences, Match-Up’12, Beijing, China

Reviewing for conferences

  • 49th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC’17, Montreal, Canada
  • 27th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA’17, Barcelona, Spain
  • 26th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA’16, Arlington, VA
  • 11th Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE’15, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 25th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA’15, San Diego, CA
  • 42nd Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP’15, Kyoto, Japan
  • 23rd European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA’15, Patras, Greece
  • 8th Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT’15, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 6th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science, ITCS’15, Rehovot, Israel
  • 7th Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT’14, Haifa, Israel
  • 9th Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE’13, Palo Alto, CA
  • 47th Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC’13, Palo Alto, CA
  • 13th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’12, Valencia, Spain
  • 8th Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE’13, Liverpool, UK
  • 12th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’11, San Jose, CA
  • 25th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI’11, San Francisco, CA
  • 14th European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA’06, Zürich, Switzerland

Organization of invited sessions

  • 22nd Symposium on Mathematical Programming, ISMP’15, Pittsburgh, PA

Departmental Services

Organization of seminars