CV

Academic Background

  • 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, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
    Thesis: Loadbalancing in Web Search Engines
    Advisor: Dorothea Wagner

Professional Experience

  • 08.2020-today
    Senior Research Scientist, Google Research, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 01.2021-12.2027
    Visiting Senior Fellow (Visiting Associate Professor), Dept. Mathematics, London School of Economics, UK
  • 08.2019-12.2020
    Associate Professor, Dept. Mathematics, London School of Economics, UK
  • 08.2019-07.2020
    Visiting Researcher, Google Research, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 09.2016-07.2019
    Assistant Professor, Dept. Mathematics, London School of Economics, UK
  • 08.2015-08.2016
    Oberassistent/Senior Researcher, Dept. Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 08.2014-07.2015
    LSE Fellow, Dep. Mathematics, London School of Economics, UK
  • 10.2013-04.2014
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. Computer Science, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    (with Tim Roughgarden)
  • 05.2013-09.2013
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. Computer Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    (with Eva Tardos)

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

  • 04.2019-03.2021
    British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant “Contract Theory through the Algorithmic Lens”
  • 06.2019
    ACM SIGecom Best Full Paper Award at the 20th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC’ 2019), Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 10.2018
    LSE Excellence in Education Award
  • 02.2015
    Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Not taken up, because it could not be transferred to Switzerland)
  • 05.2013-04.2014
    Postdoctoral Fellowship by Swiss National Science Foundation (Early PostDoc Mobility)
  • 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 2012), Valencia, Spain
  • 05.2008
    German Diplom “with distinction” from Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
  • 11.2003-05.2008
    Fellowship by German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes)

Consulting

  • 08.2016-07.2020
    Kidney Paired Donation in Switzerland (KiPaDoS), Advisor to Swiss Government, Swiss Transplant, and analitica SA

Program Committees

  • 25th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2024, PC
  • International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2024, Area Chair
  • 24th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2023, Area Chair
  • 37th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2023, Area Chair
  • International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2023, Area Chair
  • 32nd The Web Conference, WWW 2023, Senior PC
  • 23rd ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2022 Area Chair
  • 36th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2022, Area Chair
  • 31st The Web Conference, WWW 2022, PC
  • 15th Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT 2022, PC
  • 22nd ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2021, PC
  • 35th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2021, Area Chair
  • 30th The Web Conference, WWW 2021, PC
  • 17th Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE 2021, Senior PC
  • 21th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation EC 2020, Senior PC
  • 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2020, PC
  • 37th International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2020, PC
  • 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation EC 2019, PC
  • 46th Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, ICALP 2019, PC
  • 33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2019, PC
  • 14th Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation, NetEcon 2019, PC
  • 19th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2018, PC
  • 14th Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE 2018, PC
  • 13th Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation, NetEcon 2018, PC
  • 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2017, PC
  • 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2017, PC
  • 12th Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation, NetEcon 2017, PC
  • 17th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2016, PC
  • 9th Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT 2016, PC
  • 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2015, PC
  • 24th Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2015, PC
  • 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2014, PC
  • 10th Ad Auctions Workshop, AdAuctions 2014, PC
  • 13th Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014, PC
  • 14th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC 2013, PC
  • 23rd Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2013, PC
  • 9th Ad Auctions Workshop, AdAuctions 2013, PC
  • 2nd Workshop on Matching under Preferences, Match-Up 2012, PC

Organization of Workshops

  • 07.2022
    EC 2022 Workshop: Algorithmic Contract Design: Present and Future
    Co-organizers: Inbal Talgam-Cohen
    Panelists: Nika Haghtalab, Brendan Lucier, Ilya Segal
    Workshop Homepage
  • 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

Reviewing for Journals and Conferences

For journals

  • Econometrica, Econometric Society
  • Journal on the ACM, JACM
  • Journal on Computing, SIAM
  • Operations Research, INFORMS
  • Management Science, INFORMS
  • Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press
  • American Economic Review: Insights, American Economic Society
  • Games and Economics Behavior, Elsevier
  • Mathematical Programming, Springer
  • Transactions on Economics and Computation, ACM
  • Algorithmica, Springer
  • Theory of Computing Systems, Springer

For conferences

  • ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC
  • IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS
  • ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA
  • ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, EC
  • Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science, ITCS
  • Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, IPCO
  • Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP
  • European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA
  • Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI
  • Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE
  • Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT

Academic Review Panels

  • UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Extracurricular

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