Balasubramanian Sivan

Welcome! I am a research scientist at Google Research New York.

Research Interests: Algorithmic Game Theory and Mechanism Design, Online and Approximation Algorithms, Online Learning.

Bio: I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Theory group at Microsoft Research Redmond between August 2013 and July 2015. I graduated in July 2013 with a PhD from the Computer Science department at University of Wisconsin-Madison. My advisor was Prof. Shuchi Chawla. Prior to that I obtained my undergraduate degree from the Computer Science department at Indian Institute of Technology Madras in July 2008.

CV: Here's my CV.

Contact Info: 111, 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Email: balusivan [at] google [dot] com

PhD Thesis: Prior Robust Optimization (Was awarded the 2013 ACM SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award,
and the University of Wisconsin-Madison CS department's outstanding graduate student researcher award)

Survey: Bayesian Algorithmic Mechanism Design, SIGecom exchanges 13(1), 2014 (pdf)
Shuchi Chawla, Balasubramanian Sivan

Program Committees
EC (2013, 2015-23), STOC (2020), SODA (2020), NeurIPS (2018-21), ICML (2018-23), WWW (2016-19, 2021-23), WINE (2016, 2021, 2023), AAAI (2016-17), AAMAS (2018-19), IJCAI (2013)

Preprints / Working Papers