Constantinos Daskalakis

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  • Bodossaki Foundation: Distinguished Young Scientists Award (2019)
    MIT EECS: Frank Quick Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship (2019)
    ACM: Grace Murray Hopper Award (2018)
    International Mathematical Union: Rolf Nevanlinna Prize (2018)
    Simons Foundation: Simons Investigator Award (2018)
    Google: Faculty Research Award (2017)
    ACM Commerce on Electronic Commerce: Best Paper Award (2013)
    Microsoft: New Faculty Fellowship Award (2012)
    SIAM: Outstanding Paper (2011)
    MIT EECS: Spira Teaching Award (2011)
    Sloan Foundation: Research Fellowship (2010)
    NSF: Career Award (2010)
    ACM: Doctoral Dissertation Award (2008)
    Game Theory Society: Game Theory and Computer Science Prize (2008)
    Microsoft: Research Fellowship (2007)
    ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce: Best Student Paper Award (2006)

Constantinos Daskalakis is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT, working on Computation Theory and its interface with Game Theory, Economics, Probability Theory, Machine Learning and Statistics. He has resolved long-standing open problems about the computational complexity of Nash equilibrium, and the mathematical structure and computational complexity of multi-item auctions. His current work focuses on high-dimensional statistics and learning from biased, dependent, or strategic data. He has been honored with the ACM Doctoral Dissertation award, the Kalai Prize from the Game Theory Society, the SIAM outstanding paper prize, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the Simons investigator award, the Bodossaki Foundation Distinguished Young Scientists Award, and the Nevanlinna prize from the International Mathematical Union.

Current students: Yuval Dagan, Max Fishelson, Andrew IlyasNoah Golowich, Siddhartha Jayanti, Vardis Kandiros, Qinxuan Pan

Graduated students (in order of graduation):
Yang Cai (now Yale CS and Economics Assistant Professor)
Matt Weinberg (now Princeton CS Assistant Professor)
Alan Deckelbaum (now at Renaissance Technologies)
Christos Tzamos (now UW-Madison CS Assistant Professor)
Gautam Kamath (now University of Waterloo CS Assistant Professor) 
Nishanth Dikkala (now at Google SV)
Manolis Zampetakis (now UC Berkeley postdoc)

Nick Gravin (now Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Nima Haghpanah (now Assistant Professor, Penn State Economics)
Ioannis Panageas (now Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design)