About me

I am a Research Scientist at Google in Zürich, Switzerland and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics at London School of Economics. I work on problems at the intersection of Algorithms, Game Theory, and Mechanism Design.

I received my PhD in Computer Science from EPFL Lausanne. My PhD advisor was Monika Henzinger. During my PhD I did summer internships with David C. Parkes at Harvard University and Radu Jurca at Google Zürich. After my PhD I was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Tim Roughgarden at Stanford University and Éva Tardos at Cornell University, an LSE Fellow in Mathematics at London School of Economics, and a Senior Researcher at ETH Zürich.

I have acted as reviewer for Computer Science, Economics, and OR journals such as SICOMP, Econometrica, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Management Science, and Games and Economic Behavior. I have been on the program committee of Computer Science conferences such as the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation. I was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, and a SNF Postdoctoral Fellowship. I am alumnus of both the German and the Swiss Academic Foundation. I have won the ACM SIGecom Best Full Paper Award at EC’19, and the ACM SIGecom Best Paper Award at EC’12.

News

  • I will give an invited (keynote) talk on “Contract Theory: A New Frontier for AGT” to the ATHENA organization at Google Research at 9am PST on Wed 16, 2020 (for Googlers only).
  • I will be giving a keynote at SAGT’20 on “Contract Theory: A New Frontier for AGT”.
  • I am excited to announce that I joined Google Research in Zürich, Switzerland in August 2020.
  • Our paper “Optimal Auctions through Deep Learning” was invited to appear as a Research Highlight in the Communications of the ACM!
  • Our paper Prophet Inequalities for I.I.D. Random Variables from an Unknown Distribution received the ACM SIGecom Best Full Paper Award at EC’19.
  • I am looking forward to a sabbatical as Visiting Faculty at Google Research in Zürich, Switzerland from August 2019 to July 2020.
  • Together with Inbal Talgam-Cohen, I have organized a tutorial on Contract Theory: A new Frontier for AGT at EC’19 in Phoenix, AZ. Video of Part 1 and Part 2.
  • I passed Major review in March 2019, and was promoted to Associate Professor.
  • I have been granted a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant on “Contract Theory through the Algorithmic Lens”, March 7, 2019.
  • I will present our work on Deep Learning for Auctions at the 5th Google Market Algorithms Workshop in Mountain View, CA, USA on Feb 22, 2019.
  • I am one of the winners of the 2017/18 LSE Excellence in Education Awards.

Some recent conference papers

Some recent journal papers

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