Balasubramanian Sivan

Welcome! I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Theory group at Microsoft Research Redmond.

Bio: I graduated in July 2013 with a PhD from the UW Madison CS department. My advisor was Prof. Shuchi Chawla. Prior to that I obtained my undergraduate degree from the Computer Science department at IIT Madras in July 2008.

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

PhD Thesis: Prior Robust Optimization (Was awarded the 2014 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

CV: Here's my CV.

Contact Info

One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052
Telephone: 425-421-7549
Email: bsivan at microsoft period com

Program Committees: EC 2013, IJCAI 2013

Preprints / Working Papers