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Maria Dimakopoulou

Maria Dimakopoulou

Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Summer 2015
Grader, Management Science and Engineering

I am a PhD candidate in Management Science & Engineering department at Stanford University, where I work on machine learning. My research focuses on reinforcement learning, contextual bandits and causal inference. I am advised by Benjamin Van Roy and Susan Athey. My PhD is funded by the "Arvanitidis" Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Memory of William K. Linvill and by the Onassis Foundation Graduate Fellowship.

In 2015, I received a MSc in Operations Research at Stanford University, graduating first of my class. In 2014, I received a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, graduating with the highest GPA in NTUA's 200-year history. Between 2012 and 2015, I spent time at Google Research, where I worked on the design and deployment of large-scale optimization algorithms for Google Technical Infrastructure and Google Ad Exchange. In 2016, I led the design of the multi-touch attribution product of Krux (now Salesforce Data Management Platform). I have been the recipient of the Intel Honorary Award, the Google Anita Borg Memorial Award, the Google Excellence Award, and the Stanford Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

I enjoy swimming, travelling across the world with great company, and exploring impressionist and surrealist art.