Rad Niazadeh

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Department of Computer Science, Ph.D. Candidate,
Cornell University, Ithaca.
Email: rad at cs.cornell.edu

Biography

My name is Rad Niazadeh (راد نیازاده), and I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate of theoretical computer science at Cornell University.
I am very thrilled to have Professor Robert Kleinberg as my advisor at Cornell. I will be joining Stanford CS Theory Group as a Motwani Postdoctoral Researcher in Fall 2017.

Prior to joining Cornell CS department, I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering form Sharif University of Technology in 2008 and 2010 respectively. I have also received the Goolge Ph.D. Fellowship in market algorithms in 2016, and Jacobs Scholar Fellowship in 2011. You can download my full CV here and take a look at my Google scholar page here.

On a separate note: my better half, Saba Niaki, is a graphic designer, looking for jobs in the Bay Area, and has a very cool website!

Research Interests

My research interests lie in different areas of theoretical computer science and operations research, with a focus on economics and computation, i.e.

  • Algorithmic mechanism design and game theory,

  • Online algorithms and mechanisms,

  • Learning in games and mechanisms,

  • Optimal stopping theory and markets,

with applications to e-commerce and social science. Theory problems at the intersection of optimization, game theory, and learning are in my general interest.

What’s new?

  • I’ll give a talk on “Black-Box Reductions in Mechanism Design” in New York Computer Science and Economics Day (NYCE) on May 19, 2017!

  • I’ll give a colloquium talk on “Robustness of Online Algorithms” at SUNY Buffalo on April 20, 2017!

  • My paper “Bernoulli Factories and Black-Box Reductions in Mechanism Design” got accepted to STOC 2017!

  • My papers “Truth and Regret in Online Scheduling” and “Online Auctions and Multi-scale Learning” got accepted to EC 2017!

  • I’ll give a talk on “Algorithms vs. Mechanisms : Mechanism Design For Complex Environments” at SUNY Buffalo on March 30, 2017!

  • I’ll give a talk on “Algorithms vs. Mechanisms : Mechanism Design For Complex Environments” at Cornell University on February 7, 2017!

  • I’m excited to join Stanford CS Theory Group as a Motwani Postdoc starting in September 2017!

  • My paper “GSP - The Cinderella of Mechanism Design” got accepted to WWW 2017!

Research Internships