About Me

I recently finished my third-year as a PhD student in the Theory and Economics group of the EECS department at Northwestern, where I was advised by Ronen Gradwohl. I have been fortunate to spend time as a visiting PhD student at Caltech with Katrina Ligett, and at UPenn with Aaron Roth and Michael Kearns. My research interests lie in the intersection of computer science and economics, specifically algorithmic game theory and privacy.

I received my undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from USC. While there, I also worked with David Kempe on social networks.

Research Interests


Accuracy for Sale: Aggregating Data with a Variance Constraint, with Katrina Ligett, Aaron Roth, Zhiwei Steven Wu, and Juba Ziani. In submission.

Privacy and Truthful Equilibrium Selection for Aggregative Games, with Michael Kearns, Aaron Roth, and Zhiwei Steven Wu. In submission.

Online Learning and Profit Maximization from Revealed Preferences, with Kareem Amin, Lili Dworkin, Michael Kearns, and Aaron Roth. In submission.

Probability 1 Computation with Chemical Reaction Networks, with Dave Doty and David Soloveichik. To appear, DNA '14.

The Empirical Implications of Privacy-Aware Choice, with Federico Echenique and Adam Wierman. EC '14.

Speed Faults in Computation by Chemical Reaction Networks, with Ho-Lin Chen, Dave Doty, and David Soloveichik. To appear, DISC '14. Best paper award

Individual Preferences for Privacy, with Ronen Gradwohl. Preliminary version presented at Workshop on Privacy and Economics, 2013. (Abstract only)

Influence Maximization in Social Networks When Negative Opinions May Emerge and Propagate, with Wei Chen, Alex Collins, Te Ke, Zhenming Liu, David Rincon, Xiaorui Sun, Yajun Wang, Wei Wei, and Yifei Yuan. SDM'11. (Preliminary version published as a technical report)