CV

Appointments

  • 09.2016-today
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, London School of Economics
  • 08.2015-08.2016
    Senior Researcher, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich
  • 08.2015-08.2016
    LSE Fellow in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, London School of Economics
  • 08.2015-08.2016
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
    (with Tim Roughgarden)
  • 08.2015-08.2016
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
    (with Eva Tardos)

Education

  • 09.2008-04.2013
    PhD in Computer Science, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Thesis: Challenges in Algorithmic Mechanism Design
    Advisor: Monika Henzinger
  • 10.2003-05.2008
    German Diplom in Computer Science, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Thesis: Loadbalancing in Web Search Engines
    Advisor: Dorothea Wagner

Summer internships

  • 07.2011-09.2011
    Software Engineering Intern, Google, Zürich, Switzerland
    Host: Radu Jurca
  • 06.2010-08.2010
    Visiting PhD Student, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University
    Host: David C. Parkes

Awards and honors

  • 10.2018
    LSE Excellence in Education Award
  • 03.2015
    Selected for the SET for BRITAIN Poster Exhibition at the UK Parliament
  • 08.2009-04.2013
    Fellowship by Swiss Study Foundation (Schweizerische Studienstiftung)
  • 06.2012
    ACM SIGecom Best Paper Award at the 13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC’12), Valencia, Spain
  • 04.2010
    iBiblio Best Poster Award at the 19th World Wide Web Conference (WWW’10), Hyderabad, India
  • 05.2008
    German Diplom “with distinction” from KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 11.2003-05.2008
    Fellowship by German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Grants

  • 11.2016-today
    COST Action European Network for Collaboration on Kidney Exchange Programs
    Management Committee Substitute for the UK
  • 02.2015
    Marie Curie Individual Fellowship
    Primary Investigator
    (Not taken up, because it could not be transferred to Switzerland)
  • 05.2013-04.2014
    Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation
    Primary Investigator

Consulting

  • 08.2016-today
    Kidney Paired Donation in Switzerland (KiPaDoS)
    Advisor to Swiss Government, Swiss Transplant, and analitica SA

Organization of workshops

  • 12.2017
    Dynamic Pricing Workshop, Santiago de Chile, Chile
    Co-organizers: Jose Correa, Juan Escobar, Max Klimm
    Keynotes: Dirk Bergemann, Jason Hartline, Garrett van Ryzin
    Workshop Homepage
  • 06.2017
    Game Theory Meets Computational Learning Theory, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany
    Co-organizers: Paul Goldberg, Yishay Mansour
    Workshop Homepage
  • 02.0217
    4th (German) Day on Computational Game Theory, Zürich, Switzerland
    Co-organizers: Paolo Penna, Sven Seuken, Peter Widmayer
    Keynotes: Roger Wattenhofer, Felix Brandt
    Workshop Homepage

Program committees

  • 46th Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, ICALP’19, Patras, Greece
  • 33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI’19, Honolulu, HI, USA
  • 14th Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE’18, Oxford, UK
  • 19th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’18, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • 13th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation, NetEcon’18, Irvine, CA, USA
  • 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’17, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 12th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation, NetEcon’17, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI’17, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 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, USA
  • 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’14, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • 10th Ad Auctions Workshop, AdAuctions’14, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • 13th Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS’14, Paris, France
  • 14th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC’13, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 9th Ad Auctions Workshop, AdAuctions’13, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 23rd Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI’13, Beijing, China
  • 2nd Workshop on Matching under Preferences, Match-Up’12, Beijing, China

Reviewing

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
  • Theory of Computing Systems, Springer

Reviewing for conferences

  • 29th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA’19, San Diego, CA, USA
  • 26th European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA’18, Helsinki, Finland
  • 49th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC’18, New York, NY, USA
  • 28th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA’18, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 10th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT’17, L’Aquila, Italy
  • 25th European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA’17, Vienna, Austria
  • 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP’17, Warsaw, Poland
  • 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, USA
  • 11th Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE’15, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 25th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA’15, San Diego, CA, USA
  • 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, USA
  • 47th Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC’13, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • 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, USA
  • 25th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI’11, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 14th European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA’06, Zürich, Switzerland

Reviewing of grant proposals

  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Work on external bodies

  • 09.2018-today
    Liason Professor, German National Academic Scholarship Foundation
    (Vertrauensdozent, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Departmental services

Committee memberships

  • 09.2018-today
    Member of the Departmental Research Committee

Organization of seminars