I am Ph.D. student in Information Science and Technology group of Management
department at Stanford University
. My Advisor is Amin Saberi
I received my B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology majoring in Computer Engineering and my M.Sc. from Stanford University. I am interested in the economic and algorithmic aspects of online networks and markets,
and am applying this research to design more efficient online educational experiences.
I am fascinated with the potential of online education to empower people and improve lives.
My main reseach interests include
- Analysis of Incentives on Networks
- Auction Theory and Mechanism Design
- Internet Commerce
Publications/ Technical Writings:
- A Game-Theoretic Model of Attention in Social Networks. With Ashish Goel. to appear in the 9th
Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph, WAW'12. [PDF]
- Some computational tools for digital archive and metadata maintenance. With David Gleich, Xiangrui Meng, Ying Wang, Margot Gerritsen and Amin Saberi, BIT Numerical Mathematics, 51:127-154, 2011. 10.1007/s10543-011-0324-6. [PDF]
- Convergence of Logit Dynamics for Graphical Coordination Games on Simple Graph Structures.
- General-Pose People Detection in High-Resolution Images
Other Academic Activities:
- The Game Theory Lab: The game theory lab offers a collection of classic games taken from economics/socialogy literature. It is
designed to help economics students learn game-theoretic concepts better via playing simple and interactive games. I worked with a team of two Masters students on designing and implementing the interface and the games.
- The Venture Lab: Venture-Lab is an online entrepernuership class taught by Chuck Eesley to tens of thousands of students around
the globe. The venture-lab is designed for students to find teams, work together on their startup idea and get feedback from their peers as well as their mentors. I am responsible for designing and implementing the website as well as mentoring two Masters students who help us with the design and implementation.
Activities from the past:
- I worked on statistical models for revenue prediction as a summer intern in AOL Advertising R&D supervised by Aaron Flores.
- I worked as a research assistant in CADS group directed by M. Gerritsen and A. Saberi. Projects include: