Rad Niazadeh is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Chicago Booth. He is also part of the faculty at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) by a courtesy appointment. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, he was a visiting researcher at the Google Research NYC's market algorithms team, and a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, Computer Science. He received his PhD in Computer Science, with a minor in Applied Mathematics, from Cornell University.

Rad studyies the interplay between algorithms (for computation), data (for learning), and incentives (for modeling strategic behavior) in real-time operations management. His primary research goal is to develop and advance the modern theoretical methodologies used by market algorithms/mechanisms in dynamic and complex environments. He leverages the theory to address various operational challenges in practice, ranging from designing computationally and economically efficient (or profitable) online marketplaces, to designing socially-aware decision making policies (for equity, fairness, and non-discrimination) in operations of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.

Professor Niazadeh’s research has been published in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of the ACM, Bernoulli, and in (peer-reviewed) top conference proceedings in computer science such as ACM STOC, IEEE FOCS, NeurIPS, ICML, ACM EC, ACM-SIAM SODA and ITCS.

Rad has received the INFORMS Auctions and Market Design Michael H. Rothkopf Junior Researcher Paper Prize (first place) in 2021, INFORMS Data Mining and Decision Analytics Best Paper Award (third place) in 2021, INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Dissertation Award (honorable mention) in 2018, the Google PhD Fellowship in Market Algorithms in 2016, Stanford Motwani fellowship in 2017, and Cornell Jacobs fellowship in 2012.

Research Interests

Online algorithms and optimization in markets and platforms; Algorithmic mechanism design and game theory; Online learning theory and applications in operations management; Algorithmic aspects of machine learning and data science in management

Academic Areas

  • Operations Management

Selected Publications

Working Papers