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Costis Daskalakis

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Computer Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States of America

Biography

Constantinos (or Costis) Daskalakis is the X-Window Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and an affiliate of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Operations Research Center (ORC). He completed his undergraduate studies in Greece, at the National Technical University of Athens, and obtained a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. After Berkeley he was a postdoctoral researcher in Microsoft Research New England, and has been at the faculty of MIT since 2009. Costis is interested in Algorithmic Game Theory and Applied Probability, particularly in computational aspects of markets and the Internet, in social networks, in computational problems in Biology, and in complexity. His research is motivated by two questions: "how does the algorithmic perspective influence Economics, Biology and Physics?" and "how does the study of computational problems arising from areas outside Computer Science transform the Theory of Computation?"

Research Interest

RESEARCH AREAS Algorithms & Theory Computational Biology

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