Tim Roughgarden: 2015 The Computer Science 50th Anniversary - In Service to the World


April 28, 2015
Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

Speaker: Tim Roughgarden, Associate Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) Management Science and Engineering

Talk Title: Current and Future Challenges in Theoretical Computer Science

Tim Roughgarden received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2002 and joined the Stanford CS department in 2004, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests include the many connections between computer science and economics, as well as the design, analysis, and applications of algorithms. He wrote the book “Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy” (MIT Press, 2005) and co-edited the book “Algorithmic Game Theory”, with Nisan, Tardos, and Vazirani (Cambridge, 2007). For his research, he has been awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Shapley Lecturership of the Game Theory Society, a Sloan Fellowship, INFORM’s Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, the Mathematical Programming Society’s Tucker Prize, and the Gödel Prize.