- Fair Division via Social Comparison
Rediet Abebe, Jon Kleinberg, and David Parkes
In Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS '17)
- Mitigating Overexposure in Viral Marketing
Rediet Abebe, Lada Adamic, and Jon Kleinberg
- Opinion Optimization with Stubborn Agents
Rediet Abebe, Jon Kleinberg, David Parkes and Charalampos Tsourakakis
- Mechanism Design for Allocation Problems
Rediet Abebe, Richard Cole, Vasilis Gkatzelis, and Jason Hartline
- Laplacian Eigenvalues of Simplicial Complexes
(In preparation for submission)
- Breast Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Mortality Across US Counties.
Charles Harding, Francesco Pompei, Dmitriy Burminstrov, H. Gilbert Welch, Rediet Abebe, and Richard Wilson
In JAMA Internal Medicine, Sept. 2015
News coverage: The Huffington Post, Vox, FiveThirtyEight, Forbes, U.S. News, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, NPR, L.A. Times, MinnPost, Medical News Today, Tech Times, Baltimore Sun, ... , and even the Onion!
- Long-Distance Spin-Spin Coupling via Floating Gates
with Luka Trifunovic, Oliver Dial, Mircea Trif, James R Wootton, Rediet Abebe, Amir Yacoby, and Daniel Loss
In Physical Review X, Jan. 2012
Department of Computer Science
Gates Hall, Theory Office (336)
Curriculum Vitae: PDF
I'm broadly interested in problems at the interface of computer science and social sciences including: social and information networks, computational social science, mechanism design, and algorithms. I'm very fortunate to be advised by Professor Jon Kleinberg. Currently, I am working on problems in:
- social networks and socioeconomic inequality,
- opinion formation and dynamics in social networks,
- mechanism design for social good, and
- information flow and discrete cascading behavior in networks.
I completed an M.S. at Harvard University under the advising of Professor David Parkes in the EconCS and Theory of Computation groups. I also did Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College), as the Harvard-Cambridge Scholar. I was supervised by Dr. Felix Fischer. My interest in computer science took root during a summer at the University of Chicago with Professor László Babai.
I hold a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard College. My senior thesis was supervised by Professors Michael Hopkins and Richard Stanley (MIT). As an undergraduate, I spent summers working with Professor J. Peter May (University of Chicago) on finite topological spaces and Professor Victor Reiner (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) on spectral graph theory.Short Bio: I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia known as the birthplace of coffee, world-class runners, Lucy, a more sensible time convention, and its own alphabet. I've been interested in education reform and policy and volunteered for various programs supporting underrepresented groups since high school.
- Equitable Simple Allocations of Heterogeneous Goods
Master's Thesis, University of Cambridge, May 2014
- Plethysm of Schur Functions and Irreducible Polynomial Representations of the Complex General Linear Group
Undergraduate Thesis, Harvard University, March 2013
Tech Reports & Expository Articles
- Private Link Prediction in Social Networks
with Vasileios Nakos
Technical Report. Harvard University, Dec. 2014
- Counting Regions in Hyperplane Arrangements
Harvard College Math Review. 5, May 2013
- Partial Sums of the Laplacian Eigenvalues of Simplicial Complexes
with Joshua Pfeffer
Technical Report. University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities, Aug. 2012
See also coursework:
- (Fall 2016, Spring 2017) Graduate Resident Fellow, Alice Cook House: hold weekly office hours for coursework, academic, and career guidance for undergraduates in mathematics, computer science, information science, microeconomics, and operations research.
- (Fall 2014, Spring 2015) Tutor, Cabot House: Provided academic and career guidance for undergraduates interested in math and computer science through weekly office hours.
- (Spring 2013) Teaching Fellow, Math 21b: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
- (Fall 2011) Course Assistant, Freshman Seminar 21u: Calculating Pi
- (Fall 2010) Course Assistant, Freshman Seminar 21u: Calculating Pi
University of Chicago
- (Summer 2013) Teaching Assistant, Linear Algebra and Combinatorics
- (Summer 2013) Graduate Research Supervisor: I supervised three research projects for students enrolled in the summer REU
I took courses in purple as an undergraduate and courses in green as a graduate student.
- providing academic support through weekly office hours
- modeling and maintaining community standards, and
- building community by organizing numerous intellectual and social events each week.
Sample Work: Taking the School Committee Back to School.
Some Cool Grads
Throughout grad school, I've had frequent opportunities to hear about the work of some amazing fellow graduate students. Their research is not entirely related to mine, but is really interesting! Check them out!
- Ben Green (collective intelligence, open data, public policy)
- Diana Cai (machine learning, statistics, optimization)
- Dylan Foster (learning, algorithms, optimization)
- Ellora Derenoncourt (fairness preferences, optimal redistribution, economic history)
- Hamsa Sridhar Bastani (streamlining operations and designing incentives in healthcare)
- Heidi Liu (behavioral law & economics, judgment & decision making, gender disparities )