Vahab Mirrokni

Principal Research Scientist,

Heading Algorithms Research Group at

Google Research, New York


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I am a principal scientist (and technical research director), heading the algorithms research groups at Google Research in New York. Our groups at Google Research New York include market algorithms, graph mining, and large-scale optimization groups. I also teach Algorithms and Economics of the Internet as an adjunct associate professor at the Courant Institute at NYU.

Prior to Google, I spent a couple of years in the Theory Group at Microsoft Research, the Theory of Computation Group at MIT CSAIL, and the strategic planning and optimization group at

I received my PhD from MIT in 2005 under supervision of Professor Michel Goemans , and my B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

My current research interests include:

  1. E-commerce and Market Algorithms

  2. Distributed Optimization and Large-scale Graph Mining

  3. Algorithmic Game Theory and Computational Economics

  4. Approximation Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization


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