Bio


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)

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 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.