About Me

Short Bio:

Rad Niazadeh is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also part of the faculty at Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago (TTIC) by a courtesy appointment. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, he was a visiting researcher at Google Research NYC and a Motwani postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, Computer Science Department. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science (minored in Applied Mathematics) from Cornell University. He primarily studies the interplay between algorithms, incentives, and learning, with the goal of advancing the theoretical methodologies and foundations of market design and operations in dynamic and complex environments. On the practical side, his research aims to build generic frameworks to design faster and more economically efficient online marketplaces, and also to help with addressing humanitarian needs (such as equity, fairness, and non-discrimination) in operations of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Rad has received several awards for his research, including the INFORMS Auctions and Market Design 2021 Rothkopf Junior Researcher Paper Award (first place), the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Dissertation Award (honorable mention), the Google PhD Fellowship in Market Algorithms, the Stanford Motwani fellowship, and the Cornell Jacobs fellowship.


Professional Services

Conference Chair:

Program Committee:

  • ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC),
  • The Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE),
  • Workshop on Operations of People-Centric Systems.
  • European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA).


  • Operations Journals: Operations Research (OR), Management Science (MS), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), and Mathematics of Operations Research (Math of OR).
  • Econ and CS Journals: Games and Economics Behavior (GEB), Journal of Economic Theory (JET), Transaction on Economics and Computation (TEAC), SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP), SIAM Journal on Optimization (SIOPT), Journal of the ACM (JACM), Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • CS Conferences: EC, FOCS, STOC, SODA, ITCS, ICLAP, WINE, and WWW.

Professional Memberships:

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Member.
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Member.
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation (SIGecom), Member.
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT),Member.
  • Revenue Management and Pricing (RMP) Cluster at INFORMS, Member.
  • Auctions and Market Design (AMD) Cluster at INFORMS, Member.