Doctoral student receives Google Fellowship

Thodoris Lykouris, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Google PhD Fellowship

The fellowship, established in 2009, supports graduate students doing research in computer science and related disciplines. Thodoris was one of 39 recipients from North America, Europe and the Middle East, and one of four whose research falls into the category of algorithms, optimizations and markets.

“It is very pleasing and humbling to see that people appreciate my work and find the problems I am tackling meaningful,” Thodoris said. “Since I am performing theoretical research, it is essential to make sure that the questions investigated relate to problems encountered in real-life applications. A fellowship from Google provides a very nice motivational boost toward this direction.” 

Thodoris received his diploma in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. At Cornell, his research spans across the areas of theoretical computer science, machine learning and economics, focusing on adaptive decision making with strategic participants. He is advised by Éva Tardos, Jacob Gould Schurman professor of computer science.

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