Ron Kupfer

I am a Postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosted by Yaron Singer.

Prior to that I was a PhD student in the School of Engineering and Computer Science of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Center for the Study of Rationality, where I was advised by Noam Nisan. During my PhD, I worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research.

I completed my M.Sc. in Computer Science under the supervision of Michael Ben-Or and have a B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Engineering from the Hebrew University.


Finding an Edge in a Hidden Graph
with Noam Nisan [arXiv]

A Note on the Gains from Trade of the Random-Offerer Mechanism
with Moshe Babaioff and Shahar Dobzinski [arXiv]

Simplicity in Auctions Revisited: The Primitive Complexity
with Moshe Babaioff and Shahar Dobzinski [arXiv][IAGT Talk]

Prophet Inequality with Competing Agents, SAGT 2021
with Tomer Ezra and Michal Feldman [arXiv]

On a Competitive Secretary Problem with Deferred Selections, IJCAI 2021
with Tomer Ezra and Michal Feldman [arXiv][IJCAI]

An Optimal Elimination Algorithm for Learning a Best Arm, NeurIPS 2020 (Spotlight presentation)
with Avinatan Hassidim and Yaron Singer [NeurIPS][NeurIPS Talk]

The Adaptive Complexity of Maximizing a Gross Substitutes Valuation, NeurIPS 2020 (Spotlight presentation)
with Eric Balkanski, Sharon Qian, and Yaron Singer [NeurIPS][NeurIPS Talk][Young-EC-19 Talk]

The Influence of One Strategic Agent on the Core of Stable Matchings, WINE 2020
[arXiv][WINE Talk]

A Note on Approximate Revenue Maximization with Two Items

A Note on the Ratio of Revenues Between Selling in a Bundle and Separately

Computation in Adversarial Noise, Master Thesis 2015
under supervision of Michael Ben-Or [HUJI]

C-SMART: Efficient seamless cellular phone based patient monitoring system, WoWMoM 2011
with Gaddi Blumrosen, Netanel Avisdris, and Boris Rubinsky [IEEE]


Teaching at Harvard University:

  • CS282BR Adaptive Methods in Machine Learning (2021)

Teaching Assisting at the Hebrew University:

  • 67504 Algorithms (2016 - 2021)

  • 67677 Issues on Border of Economics and Computation (2019)

  • 76004 Window in Game theory - GT for humanities (2018, 2021)

Program Committee

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