Abstract

Vahideh Manshadi is an Associate Professor of Operations at Yale School of Management. She is also affiliated with the Yale Institute for Network Science, the Department of Statistics and Data Science, and the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. Her current research focuses on the operation of online and matching platforms in both the private and public sectors. Professor Manshadi serves on the editorial boards of Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University, where she also received MS degrees in statistics and electrical engineering. Before joining Yale, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the MIT Operations Research Center.

Alex Teytelboym is an Associate Professor at the Department of EconomicsUniversity of Oxford, a Tutorial Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. His research interests lie in market design and the economics of networks, as well as their applications to environmental economics and energy markets. His policy work has been on designing matching systems for refugee resettlement and environmental auctions. He is co-founder of Refugees.AI, an organization that is developing new technology for refugee resettlement.

Kimon Drakopoulos is the Robert R. Dockson Assistant Professor in Business Administration at the Data Sciences and Operations department at USC Marshall School of Business. His research focuses on the operations of complex networked systems, social networks, stochastic modeling, game theory and information economics. In 2020 he served as the Chief Data Scientist of the Greek National COVID-19 Scientific taskforce and a Data Science and Operations Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister. He has been awarded the Wagner Prize for Excellence in Applied Analytics and the Pierskalla Award for contributions to Healthcare Analytics.

Moon Duchin is a Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University, and runs the MGGG Redistricting Lab, an interdisciplinary research group at Tisch College of Civic Life of Tufts University. The lab's research program centers on Data For Democracy, bridging math, CS, geography, law, and policy to build models of elections and redistricting.  She has worked to support commissions, legislatures, and other line-drawing bodies and has served as an expert witness in redistricting cases around the country.

Philip Leclerc is an operations research analyst working in the Center for Enterprise Dissemination-Disclosure Avoidance (CEDDA) at the U.S. Census Bureau. He graduated with a B.A. in mathematical economics and psychology from Christopher Newport University, and later completed his Ph.D. in Systems Modeling and Analysis at Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined the U.S. Census Bureau 6 years ago, where he first learned about differential privacy, and for the last 5 years has served as the internal scientific lead on the project for modernizing the disclosure avoidance system used in the first two major releases from the Decennial Census.

Samir Shah is Vice President, Partnerships & Customer Success at VolunteerMatch, where, for over a decade, he has contributed to a vision of developing the global digital volunteering backbone. Samir uses technology, networks, and data to empower volunteers, nonprofits, governments, companies, and brands to create value from VolunteerMatch’s products and services. He has negotiated complex partnerships with Fidelity, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, and STEM Next, and manages trusted relationships with VolunteerMatch’s Open API Network of third party platform partners. Samir has a BA in Economics from the UT, Austin, a MA in Asian Studies from the UC, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business. 

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