Chara Podimata

Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University

Chara is a sixth year PhD student in the EconCS group at Harvard University, where she is advised by Professor Yiling Chen. Chara's research interests lie mostly on the intersection of Theoretical Computer Science, Economics and Machine Learning and specifically on learning under the presence of strategic agents, online learning, and mechanism design. Her research is generously supported by a Microsoft Dissertation Grant and a Siebel Scholarship.

During the summer of 2019 and spring of 2020, Chara was an intern at Microsoft Research in New York City, mentored by Jennifer Wortman Vaughan and Alex Slivkins respectively. During the summer of 2021, she was an intern at Google in New York City.

Before joining Harvard, Chara was an intern for Google in Athens, Greece. Charareceived her Diploma from National Technical University of Athens. 

Program Visits

Data-Driven Decision Processes, Fall 2022, Research Fellow