My research is in the general area of theoretical computer science, particularly the areas of Approximation Algorithms, Online Algorithms, and Algorithmic Game Theory. I work on developing models, algorithms, and markets for resource allocation, decision making, and provisioning problems. These problems arise in a variety of applications -- designing a data network, facility location and clustering, data center scheduling, allocating ad slots, scheduling ride-shares, and civic budgeting. In these contexts, my work has addressed several research challenges. Please see here for current projects.
- Intractability: Exactly optimal solutions are often inefficient to compute due to the discrete, combinatorial nature of the problems, and we seek efficient algorithms that compute provably approximate optimal solutions.
- Uncertainty: When future demand is uncertain, we seek algorithms that either work with specified models of uncertainty, or are robust to any possible future.
- Pricing and Incentives: In settings where participants may lie about the utility of resources to them, we seek to design appropriate pricing schemes and incentives.
- Fairness: In settings where resources are shared and the allocation has to be fair to the participants, we seek models for fairness and devise efficient algorithms for these models.
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Selected Recent Publications
- Approximately stable committee selection. STOC '20.
- Dynamic weighted fairness with minimal disruptions. SIGMETRICS '20.
- Predict and match: Prophet inequalities with uncertain supply. SIGMETRICS '20.
- Improved metric distortion for deterministic social choice rules EC '19.
- Proportionally fair clustering ICML '19.
Please see here for a complete list of courses.
- Fall '20: CPS 532: Graduate Algorithms
- Spring '20: CPS 630: Randomized Algorithms
- Fall '19: CPS 330: Algorithm Design
- Spring '19: CPS590: Algorithms for Decision making at Scale
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