Rad Niazadeh is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Chicago Booth. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, he was a Motwani postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (department of Computer Science) and a visiting researcher at Google Research NYC (market algorithms team). He received his PhD in Computer Science, with a minor in Applied Mathematics, from Cornell University.

Rad studies the interplay between algorithms, incentives, and learning in online marketplaces, with a focus on applications in revenue management and market design. In particular, he is interested in algorithmic mechanism design and game theory, online learning theory and applications, online algorithms, and algorithmic aspects of machine learning in operations research.

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, 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

2021 - 2022 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
36920 Online Optimization - Applications in Operations Mgmt 1 2022 (Winter)
36921 Online Optimization - Applications in Operations Mgmt 2 2022 (Spring)

2022 - 2023 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
36106 Managerial Decision Modeling 2023 (Spring)