Constantinos Daskalakis

    Professor, EECS, MIT

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

I am a Professor at MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, a member of CSAIL, and affiliated with LIDS and ORC. I am also an investigator in the MIT Institute for Foundations of Data Science (MIFODS).

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Research Interests: Theory of Computation, and its interface with Economics and Game Theory, Machine Learning, Statistics and Probability Theory, and Computational Biology


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MIT's Theory of Computation Colloquium


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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).