I am a Research Scientist at Google NYC Algorithms and Optimization team. Prior to that I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University (Theory of Computation group), where I was gladly advised by Professor Michael Mitzenmacher.
I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, where I was glad to have Professor Mohammad T. HajiAghayi as my advisor. I finished my undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology.
Research and Publications
Esfandiari, Mirrokni, Narayanan: Almost Tight Approximation Algorithms for Explainable Clustering, SODA 2022.
Ahmadian, Esfandiari, Mirrokni, Peng: Robust Load Balancing with Machine Learned Advice, SODA 2022.
Esfandiari, Karbasi, Mirrokni: Adaptivity of Adaptive Submodularity, COLT 2021.
At Google: Chen, Esfandiari, Fu, Mirrokni, Yu, Feature Cross Search via Submodular Optimization, ESA 2021.
Esfandiari, Mirrokni, Zhong: Almost Linear Time Density Level Set Estimation via DBSCAN, AAAI 2021.
Esfandiari, Karbasi, Mehrabian, Mirrokni: Regret Bounds for Batched Bandits, AAAI 2021.
Bateni, Esfandiari, Fischer, Mirrokni: Extreme k-Center Clustering, AAAI 2021.
Huchette, Lu, Esfandiari, Mirrokni: Contextual Reserve Price Optimization in Auctions, NeurIPS 2020.
Behnezhad, Dhulipala, Esfandiari, Łącki, Mirrokni, Schudy, Parallel Graph Algorithms in Constant Adaptive Rounds: Theory meets Practice, VLDB 2020.
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Lucier, Mitzenmacher, Prophets, Secretaries, and Maximizing the Probability of Choosing the Best, AISTATS 2020.
Behnezhad, Dhulipala, Esfandiari, Łącki, Mirrokni, Near-Optimal Massively Parallel Graph Connectivity, FOCS 2019.
Eckles, Esfandiari, Mossel, Rahimian, Seeding with costly network information, EC 2019.
Chen, Bateni, Esfandiari, Fu, Mirrokni, Rostamizadeh, Categorical Feature Compression via Submodular Optimization, ICML 2019.
Behnezhad, Dhulipala, Esfandiari, Łącki, Mirrokni, Schudy, Massively Parallel Computation via Remote Memory Access, SPAA 2019 (Special Issue of TOPC).
Epasto, Esfandiari, Mirrokni, Efficient On-Device Public-Private Computation, WWW 2019.
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Lucier, Mitzenmacher, Online Pandora's Boxes and Bandits, AAAI 2019.
Esfandiari, Mitzenmacher, Metric Sublinear Algorithms via Linear Sampling, FOCS 2018.
Esfandiari, Lattanzi, Mirrokni, Parallel and Streaming Algorithms for K-Core Decomposition, ICML 2018.
Bateni, Esfandiari, Mirrokni, Optimal Distributed Submodular Optimization via Sketching, KDD 2018.
Bateni, Esfandiari, Mirrokni, Almost Optimal Streaming Algorithms for Coverage Problems, SPAA 2017.
Behnezhad, Derakhshan, Esfandiari, Tan, Yami, Graph Matching in Massive Datasets, SPAA 2017.
Abolhassani, Ehsani, Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Kleinberg, Lucier, Beating 1-1/e for Ordered Prophets, STOC 2017.
Abolhassani, Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Lucier, Yami, Market Pricing for Data Streams, AAAI 2017.
Bateni, Esfandiari, Mirrokni, Seddighin , A Study of Compact Reserve Pricing Languages, AAAI 2017.
Esfandiari, Korula, Mirrokni, Bi-Objective Online Matching and Submodular Allocations, NIPS 2016.
Chitnis, Cormode, Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, McGregor, Monemizadeh, Vorotnikova , Kernelization via Sampling with Applications to Dynamic Graph Streams, SODA 2016.
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Monemizadeh, Finding Large Matchings in Semi-Streaming, ICDM 2016 (workshops).
Abolhassani, Chan, Chen, Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Mahini, Wu, Beating Ratio 0.5 for Weighted Oblivious Matching Problems, ESA 2016.
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Woodruff, Applications of Uniform Sampling: Densest Subgraph and Beyond, SPAA 2016.
Esfandiari, Kortsarz, A Bounded-Risk Mechanism for the Kidney Exchange Game, LATIN 2016 (DAM).
Esfandiari, Korula, Mirrokni, Online Stochastic Budgeted Allocation with Traffic Spikes, EC 2015 (Special Issue of TEAC).
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, liaghat, Monemizadeh, Onak, Streaming Algorithms for Estimating the Matching Size in Planar Graphs and Beyond, SODA 2015 (TALG).
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Liaghat, Monemizadeh, Prophet Secretary, ESA 2015 (SIDMA) .
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Koenemann, Mahini, Malec, Sanita, Scheduling with Chain-like Precedence Constraints, ESA 2015.
Chitnis, Cormode, Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Monemizadeh, New Streaming Algorithms for Parameterized Maximal Matching and Beyond, SPAA 2015.
Esfandiari, Kortsarz, New Mechanisms for Pairwise Kidney Exchange, SAGT 2015.
Abolhassani, Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Mahini, Malec, Srinivasan, Selling Tomorrow's Bargains Today, AAMAS 2015.
Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Khani, Liaghat, Mahini, Racke, Stochastic Online Buffer Scheduling, ICALP 2014.
Chitnis, Esfandiari, Hajiaghayi, Khandekar, Kortsarz, Seddighin, A Tight Algorithm for Strongly Connected Steiner Subgraph On Two Terminals With Demands, IPEC 2014 (Algorithmica).
Salehi, Esfandiari, Shirdareh Haghighi, Magnant, Second Hamiltonian cycles in claw-free graphs, Theory and Applications of Graphs, 2015.
Akbari, Esfandiari, Barzegari, Sedighin, A Lower Bound for the Signed Edge Domination Number of a Graph, Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, 2014.
Salehi Nobandegani, Esfandiari, Shirdareh Haghighi, Bibak, On the Erdős–Gyárfás conjecture in claw-free graphs, Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory, 2014 (Among the most downloaded papers of the Journal).
The Web Conference 2019 (WWW'19) San Francisco, CA, USA, May 13-17, 2019.
6th International Workshop on Data Science and Big Data Analytics Singapore, November 17-20, 2018.
18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation Ithaca, NY, USA, June 18-22, 2018.
5th International Workshop on Data Science and Big Data Analytics New Orleans, USA, November 18, 2017.
Honors and Awards
Google PhD Fellowship in Market Algorithms, 2016-2018,
Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland, 2015-2016.
World Quantitative and Science Scholarship, 2014-2015.
Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Maryland, 2013-2014.
UPE Award [First to solve Problem J], ACM-ICPC International Programming Contest 2013, Russia.
27th among 9800 teams, ACM-ICPC International Programming Contest 2013, Russia.
1st team in ACM-ICPC Mid-Atlantic regional contest 2012, USA.
Dean’s Fellowships, University of Maryland at College Park, 2012-2014.
4th rank in National Graduate Entrance Exam in Computer Science, Iran, 2011.
Awarded as Valedictorian by Sharif University of technology president, 2009.
Gold Medal in the Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics, Tehran, Iran, 2007.
Recipient of the Grant for Undergraduate Studies from the Iranian National Elite Foundation, 2008-2012.