Welcome new faculty for autumn 2022
MS&E extends a warm welcome to five new faculty members!
We caught up with our newest assistant professors to ask about their current work and why MS&E is the right fit for what they hope to accomplish. Read more below:
Meet Arvind Karunakaran
Prof. Karunakaran’s research examines authority and accountability at work in the context of technological change. He received his PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and most recently, he was an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organization for the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
Meet Ellen Vitercik
Prof. Vitercik's research revolves around artificial intelligence, algorithm design, and the interface between economics and computation, with a focus in machine learning theory. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Meet Madeleine Udell
Prof. Udell studies optimization and machine learning for large scale data analysis and control. She received her PhD in Computational and Mathematical Engineering from Stanford, and most recently she was an Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering and a Richard and Sybil Smith Sesquicentennial Fellow at Cornell University.
Meet Vasilis Syrgkanis
Prof. Syrgkanis's research addresses problems at the intersection of machine learning, economics and theoretical computer science. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University, and most recently was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, New England, where he co-led the project on Automated Learning and Intelligence for Causation and Economics (ALICE).
Meet Alicia Sheares
Prof. Sheares will begin her official MS&E appointment in fall 2023, after being a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA this year. Her research broadly examines how members of racially minoritized groups understand and respond to inequality, and she received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.