CV

Appointments

  • 09.2016-today  Assistant Professor at London School of Economics
    Department of Mathematics
  • 08.2015-08.2016  Senior Researcher at ETH Zürich
    Department of Computer Science
    Group: Peter Widmayer
  • 08.2014-07.2015  LSE Fellow in Mathematics at London School of Economics
    Department of Mathematics
  • 10.2013-04.2014  Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University
    Department of Computer Science
    Advisor: Tim Roughgarden
  • 05.2013-09.2013  Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University
    Department of Computer Science
    Advisor: Eva Tardos

Education

  • 09.2008-04.2013  PhD in Computer Science from EPFL
    Thesis: Challenges in Algorithmic Mechanism Design
    Advisor: Monika Henzinger
  • 10.2003-05.2008  German Diploma in Computer Science from KIT
    Thesis: Loadbalancing in Web Search Engines
    Advisor: Dorothea Wagner

Awards and honors

  • 03.2015  Selected for SET for BRITAIN Poster Exhibition at the UK Parliament
  • 06.2012  ACM SIGecom Best Paper Award at EC’12
  • 04.2010  iBiblio Best Poster Award at WWW’10
  • 05.2008  German Diplom (MSc equivalent) “with distinction” from KIT
  • 06.2002  Award by the City of Aachen for “excellent performance in school, especially in Mathematics”

Grants and fellowships

  • 11.2016-today  European Network for Collaboration on Kidney Exchange Programs
    Management Committee Substitute for the UK
  • 02.2015  Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
    For 24 months at University of Oxford; not taken up, could not be transferred to Switzerland
  • 05.2013 – 04.2014  SNF Postdoctoral Fellowship
    For 12 months at Cornell University and Stanford University
  • 08.2009 – 04.2013  Fellowship by Swiss National Academic Foundation
    Schweizerische Studienstiftung
  • 11.2003 – 05.2008  Fellowship by German National Academic Foundation
    Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Organization of workshops

  • 12.2017 (planned)  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, Dagstuhl, Germany
    Co-organizers: Maria-Florina Balcan, Paul Goldberg, Michael Kearns, Yishay Mansour
    Workshop Homepage
  • 02.2017   4th (German) Day on Computational Game Theory, Zürich, Switzerland
    Co-organizers: Paolo Penna, Sven Seuken, Peter Widmayer
    Keynotes: Roger Wattenhofer, Felix Brandt
    Workshop Homepage

Consulting

  • 08.2016 – today   Swiss Kidney Exchange Program
    Advisor to Swiss Government, Swiss Transplant, and analitica SA in regard to the planned national kidney exchange program

Academic visits and internships

  • 08.2015   Max-Planck Institut für Informatik, Host: Martin Hoefer
  • 10.2012   Microsoft Research New York City, Host: Sebastien Lahaie
  • 06.2012   University of Cambridge, Host: Felix Fischer
  • 07.2011 – 09.2011   Google Switzerland, Host: Radu Jurca
  • 06.2010 – 08.2010   Harvard University, Host: David C. Parkes

Workshops and doctoral schools

  • 11.2017 (planned)   Google Zürich Algorithms Workshop, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 12.2015   Algorithmic Game Theory, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
  • 10.2015   Simplicity and Complexity in Economics, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 06.2014   NBER Market Design Workshop, Stanford, CA, USA
  • 10.2013   NBER Market Design Workshop, Stanford, CA, USA
  • 04.2013   Computation, Game Theory, and Economics, Dagstuhl, Germany
  • 08.2012   Algorithmic Economics, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 09.2011   Workshop on New Trends in Mechanism Design, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • 01.2011   Algorithmic Game Theory, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 04.2010   COST-ADT Workshop on Computational Social Choice, Estoril, Portugal

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

Program committees

  • 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 for conferences

  • 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

Organization of invited sessions

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

Reviewing of grant proposals

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

Professional societies

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

Departmental Services

Organization of seminars