Constantinos Daskalakis

    Associate Professor, EECS, MIT

(image credits: Sarah A. King for this article)

I am an Associate Professor at MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, a member of CSAIL, and affiliated with LIDS and ORC.

Short Bio

Research Interests: theory of computation,
the interface of Economics and Computation, Learning, Statistics and Probability, and Computational Biology

Publications

Research Highlights, Slides, Videos

MIT's Theory of Computation Colloquium

Current students: Gautam Kamath, Manolis Zampetakis, Nishanth Dikkala, Qinxuan Pan

Graduated students:
Yang Cai (McGill CS Assistant Professor)
Matt Weinberg (Princeton CS Assistant Professor)
Alan Deckelbaum (Renaissance Technologies)
Christos Tzamos (MIT -> Microsoft Research (postdoc) -> UW-Madison (assistant professor))

Postdocs:
Nick Gravin (Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Nima Haghpanah (Assistant Professor, Penn State Economics)

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The Satrapy

What a misfortune, although you are made
for fine and great works
this unjust fate of yours always
denies you encouragement and success;
that base customs should block you;
and pettiness and indifference.
And how terrible the day when you yield
(the day when you give up and yield),
and you leave on foot for Susa,
and you go to the monarch Artaxerxes
who favorably places you in his court,
and offers you satrapies and the like.
And you accept them with despair
these things that you do not want.
Your soul seeks other things, weeps for other things;
the praise of the public and the Sophists,
the hard-won and inestimable Well Done;
the Agora, the Theater, and the Laurels.
How can Artaxerxes give you these,
where will you find these in a satrapy;
and what life can you live without these.

Constantine P. Cavafy (1910).