My name is Rad Niazadeh (راد نیازاده), and I am a Motwani postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University (computer science department, theory group) since Fall 2017. Prior to that, I did my Ph.D. in theoretical computer science at Cornell University, where I was thrilled to have professor Robert Kleinberg as my advisor. Joint with Stanford, I will also be a long-term visiting scientist at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley during Fall 2017. I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering form Sharif University of Technology in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
Honors & Awards
Google PhD Fellowship (in market algorithms), Google (2016)
Jacobs Scholar Fellowship, Cornell University (2011)
Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University (2017)
Master of Science, Sharif University of Technology (2010)
Bachelor of Science, Sharif University of Technology (2008)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My current interests are in different areas of theoretical computer science and operations research, with a focus on “economics and computation”:
1-Algorithmic mechanism design,
2-Online algorithms and mechanisms,
3-Learning in mechanisms and markets,
4- Computational social choice.
Problems at the intersection of combinatorial optimization, game theory, machine learning and probability theory are of my general interest.