“For wisdom, nothing to do,
Other than know directly how things are.”

I am an assistant professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell, where I work on stochastic modeling, and the design of algorithms and incentives for large-scale systems.

I got my PhD in 2013 from the ECE Department at UT Austin, advised by Sanjay Shakkottai and Sujay Sanghavi. From 2013-2015 I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Algorithms Lab at Stanford, where I was hosted by Ramesh Johari and Ashish Goel.

My research focusses on settings where a large number of agents interact, either via an explicit network (e.g., in communications/social networks), or via implicit networks arising due to an algorithm (e.g., in recommender systems) or an incentive mechanism (e.g., in matching markets and social-computing platforms). I am most excited by problems where theory provides sharp qualitative insights for the design of real platforms, and where resulting algorithms and mechanisms can be implemented in practice. For more details, see my research page.

Contact Information

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229 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850