I work at the intersection of computer science and economics, with a focus on solving practical problems using stochastic optimization and machine learning.
I'm a final-year Ph.D. student in computer science at Carnegie Mellon, advised by Tuomas Sandholm. I'm the lead developer of the US nationwide kidney exchange program, and lead developer of a better way to deal with TV advertisements (currently in the pilot phase with two of the nation's largest MSOs).
I have published in Science magazine and been interviewed by Scientific American. My work with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center on kidney exchange won the 2014 HPCWire "Best Data-Intensive Application" supercomputing award (tied with IBM Watson). A project to which I contributed was covered by Popular Science, and featured in the journal Nature. Coverage of a book I co-authored on data mining and counter-terrorism appeared in Fast Company. My Erdös number is 3.
News! I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland.
This summer, I will be at AAMAS, EURO, EC, GAMES, IJCAI, and Facebook.
Feel free to get in touch!
I apply optimization and AI/ML to real-world problems in medicine, marketing, and counter-terrorism.
I am available as a consultant, and have worked with a variety of clients in industry and government.
Interested in gorilla social hierarchies? Or how to programatically distract a human child? So am I!