Shreyas Sekar

Shreyas Sekar

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Shreyas Sekar is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH). Shreyas received his PhD in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2017, where he was awarded the Robert McNaughton Prize for the best outgoing graduate student. His dissertation was on non-discriminative algorithmic pricing. From 2017-2018, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Broadly speaking, his academic interests lie at the intersection of theoretical computer science, market design, social choice, and recently, online learning. A large chunk of his research centers around problems arising in computational economics and its impact on society. Currently, Shreyas is excited by questions pertaining to information design for multi-agent systems -- (a) can we strategically present information to self-interested users to maximize social welfare without compromising on fairness?, and (b) is it possible to leverage uncertainty for social good?

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