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Costis Daskalakis, MIT

Constantinos ("Costis") Daskalakis is the Avanessians Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He works on Computation Theory and its interface with Game Theory, Economics, Probability Theory, Machine Learning and Statistics. He has resolved long-standing open problems about the computational complexity of Nash equilibrium, and the mathematical structure and computational complexity of multi-item auctions. His current work focuses on multi-agent learning, high-dimensional statistics, learning from biased and dependent data, causal inference and econometrics. He has been honored with the Kalai Prize from the Game Theory Society, the Sloan Fellowship in Computer Science, the Simons Investigator Award, the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize from the International Mathematical Union, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award among many others.