Constantinos Daskalakis

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visiting Scientist
Dates of Visit: May 23Jul. 19, 2019

Constantinos Daskalakis is a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at MIT. He holds a diploma in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley. He works on theory of computation and its interface with game theory, economics, probability theory, statistics and machine learning. His work has resolved long-standing open questions on the computational complexity of Nash equilibrium, the mathematical structure and computational complexity of multi-item auctions, and the behavior of machine-learning methods such as the expectation-maximization algorithm. He has obtained computationally and statistically efficient methods for statistical hypothesis testing and learning in high-dimensional settings, as well as results characterizing the structure and concentration properties of high-dimensional distributions. He has been honored with the 2007 Microsoft Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2008 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, the Game Theory and Computer Science (Kalai) Prize from the Game Theory Society, the 2010 Sloan Fellowship in Computer Science, the 2011 SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize, the 2011 Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, the 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, the 2015 Research and Development Award by Giuseppe Sciacca Foundation, the 2017 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2018 Simons Investigator Award, and the 2018 Rolf Nevanlinna Prize from the International Mathematical Union. He is also a recipient of Best Paper awards at the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation in 2006 and in 2013.

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