Vijay Kamble


SOciety and ALgorithms Lab  (SOAL)
Stanford MS&E
vjkamble at stanford dot edu

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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Society and Algorithms Lab at Stanford MS&E. I obtained my PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley in Dec 2015. At Berkeley, I was affiliated with the BLISS and the NetEcon groups.

I am interested in the optimization of platforms that leverage human resources (e.g., Uber, Airbnb, Upwork, MTurk etc.) and collective intelligence (e.g., voting, prediction markets, participatory democracy etc.) - or in other words, human-algorithm ecosystems.

There are two aspects of this research: one is building and analyzing mathematical models that provide operational insights into these systems, and the other is developing mechanisms and algorithms that achieve formal guarantees in these systems with a strong focus on simplicity. In my work, I use tools and techniques from the theory of decision-making under uncertainty, probability, optimization and game theory.