California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125
Office: 215 Annenberg
Phone: (626) 395-6569
Lab: 209 Annenberg
Lab phone: (626) 295-8114
Office: 330 Annenberg
Phone: (626) 395-4560
Please read the following before contacting me...
If you are currently a Caltech student and wish to meet with me, send me an email to schedule the meeting. If you stop by unannounced, I will likely be out of the office or in a meeting already. Also, in your email, please clearly state what you want to discuss and a range of available times that you can meet (the wider the better). This will reduce the amount of back-and-forth emailing to nail down a meeting time. I typically take meetings in my office (215 ANB) or my lab (209 ANB).
Prospective grad students
I am always looking for new PhD students. Most of my students come in through our new interdisciplinary PhD program in Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) (see my blog post about it for more info), but I also take students through the more traditional programs in CS, EE, and ACM. That said, please refrain from sending me personal emails asking for advice on your application. I tend to be overwhelmed with such emails and often cannot respond to them. Instead, when applying, simply mention your interest in working with me in the personal statement included in your application. This will ensure that your application reaches me.
Some commonly asked questions that I tend to get asked are the following
- Will you be accepting new students? Yes!
- Is there anything special I should do when I apply? Just be sure to mention me or RSRG in your research statement.
- Which PhD program should I apply to? I'm extremely excited about our new CMS PhD program, so I expect that nearly all of my students will come through that program. That said, I will definitely continue to recruit students though the more traditional CS, ACM, CDS, and EE programs as well.
- How will I be funded? All CMS PhD students are fully funded.
- Can I be co-advised? Nearly all of the students in RSRG meet regularly with multiple faculty. Many are co-advised. My previous students and postdocs have been co-advised with Mani Chandy, Venkat Chandrasekaran, John Doyle, Federico Echenique, Babak Hassibi, John Ledyard, Katrina Ligett, and Steven Low.
- What are you currently working on? Take a look at my recent publications to get an idea. While there are always some things that we haven't published on yet, most of my active research topics will show up there.
I am actively seeking postdocs in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: (i) power systems & electricity markets, (ii) algorithmic game theory & privacy, (iii) networking & cloud computing, (iv) data markets. To apply, submit an application through the CMI program website. A nice thing about the CMI program is that students come in "unattached" and can work with any (and multiple) faculty during their time.