faculty

Like the program they helm, the NETS faculty's experience spans multiple disciplines and points of view. Acting and both dedicated researchers and teachers, they merge the theoretical with the practical, ultimately challenging their students to not only be brilliant thinkers, but original ones.


Rakesh Vohra

Rakesh Vohra

George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor and Professor Electrical and Systems Engineering

Vohra's research in mechanism design focuses on the best ways to allocate scarce resources when the information required to make the allocation is dispersed and privately held, an increasingly common condition in present-day environments.

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Aaron Roth

Aaron Roth

Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

Roth studies algorithm design in settings in which either the data belongs to other self-interested parties, or the computation is to be performed by other self-interested parties. This requires studying the algorithmic foundations of data privacy and game theory.

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Sampath K. Kannan

Sampath K. Kannan

Professor of Computer and Information Science

Sampath's research spans several subfields in algorithms. In his work on massive data set algorithms, Sampath explores what can be computed efficiently, and what is not computable.

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Andreas Haeberlen

Andreas Haeberlen

Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

Andreas is working on distributed systems, networking, and security. He is particularly interested in large-scale distributed systems that span multiple administrative domains, such as cloud computing platforms or the Internet's interdomain routing system.

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Victor Preciado

Victor Preciado

Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Victor's research focuses on modeling, analysis and optimization of dynamical processes and strategic interactions in large-scale complex networks, with applications in social networks, multi-agent systems, electrical and biological networks.

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Michael Kearns

Michael Kearns

Faculty Founder, NETS; Professor and National Center Chair, Computer and Information Science

Michael's primary research interests include machine learning, algorithmic game theory and computational finance. Prior to joining the Penn faculty, he spent a decade in the basic research at AT&T/Bell Laboratories and now works extensively with tech startups and in the quantitative finance industry.

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Ali Jadbabaie

Ali Jadbabaie

Director and Faculty Founder, Singh Program on Networked & Social Systems Engineering; Moore Professor of Network Science

Ali studies networked dynamic systems and their application to science, engineering and economics and focuses on how local interactions turn into global phenomena on systems like the Internet and Facebook and in networks of robots and sensors. Likewise, Ali seeks mathematically rigorous answers for group behavior, from how people agree to how rumors spread.

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Zachary Ives

Zachary Ives

Undergraduate Curriculum Chair

Zack's research focuses on information management in today's Web and wireless worlds. He works on next-generation techniques for searching the Web and databases, integrating data from sensors, processing "big data", and sharing data among groups that have different ways of modeling the world. He is a recipient of Penn's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and his advisees have gone onto careers at places such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, startups, and academia.

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Kartik Hosanagar

Kartik Hosanagar

Associate Professor of Internet Commerce, OPIM

Kartik Hosanagar is a tenured Associate Professor of Internet Commerce at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kartik ´s research work focuses on Internet media and Internet marketing.

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Francis X. Diebold

Francis X. Diebold

Paul F. and Warren S. Miller Professor of Economics Professor of Statistics, and Finance; Co-director, Wharton Financial Institutions Center

Francis X. Diebold is Paul F. and Warren S.

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George Mailath

George Mailath

Walter H Annenberg Professor in Social Sciences Department of Economics

George J. Mailath is Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Australia, Professor Mailath earned his undergraduate degree at the Australian National University in 1980. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D.

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Sudipto Guha

Sudipto Guha

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science (CIS)

Sudipto studies the design and implementation of a wide range of computational systems, from resource constrained devices, such as sensors, up through massively parallel and distributed systems.

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Santosh S. Venkatesh

Santosh S. Venkatesh

Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Santosh is interested in probabilistic methods applied to fundamental problems in information, communication, and security.

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Lyle H. Ungar

Lyle H. Ungar

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science

Lyle develops machine learning and text mining methods in order to solve problems in genomics, bioinformatics, and information extraction.

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Jonathan M. Smith

Jonathan M. Smith

Olga and Alberico Pompa Professor of Computer and Information Science

Jonathan's research interests center around computer networking and computer security.

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Alejandro Ribeiro

Alejandro Ribeiro

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Alejandro believes that understanding networks, beyond wireless and communications, is one of the greatest intellectual challenges of the 21st century. Accordingly, his research is aimed at developing a theory to model and develop wireless networks.

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Daniel E. Koditschek

Daniel E. Koditschek

Alfred Fitler Moore Professor and Chair of Electrical and Systems Engineering Professor of Computer and Information Science and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Research in Dan's group is focused on the application of dynamical systems theory to the design, construction and empirical testing of machines that juggle, run, climb, and in general, interact physically with their environment to perform useful work.

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Sanjeev Khanna

Sanjeev Khanna

Rosenbluth Family Fellow and Professor of Computer and Information Science

Sanjeev works in theoretical computer science, studying the amount of resources that are necessary and sufficient to perform a computational task. His specific interests are in fast computation of near-optimal solutions for NP-hard problems, a class which has eluded efficient exact algorithms.

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Saswati Sarkar

Saswati Sarkar

Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Saswati's research focuses on enabling wireless communication among computing units that have limited access to communication resources such as bandwidth, memory and battery power.

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