Vahab Mirrokni

Distinguished Scientist,

Heading Algorithms Research Group at

Google Research, New York


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I am a distinguished scientist (and 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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