My name is Rad Niazadeh (راد نیازاده). I am a Motwani postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University (computer science department, theory group) since Fall 2017, mentored by professor Amin Saberi, professor Tim Roughgarden and professor Moses Charikar. 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

  • Motwani Fellowship, Stanford University (2017)
  • Google PhD Fellowship (in market algorithms), Google (2016)
  • Jacobs Scholar Fellowship, Cornell University (2011)

Professional Education

  • 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 pricing mechanisms,
3-Stochastic optimization,
4-Intersection of machine learning and market design.

Problems related to combinatorial optimization, game theory, machine learning and probability theory are of my general interest.