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Constantinos Daskalakis

32 Vassar Street, 32G-694
Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A., where for my first name use "costis"

Testing Distribution Properties
Mechanism Design for Learning Agents

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Constantinos Daskalakis is the x-window consortium associate professor of computer science at MIT. He holds a diploma in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC-Berkeley. His research interests lie in theoretical computer science and its interface with economics and probability. Daskalakis has been honored with the 2007 Microsoft Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2008 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, the Game Theory and Computer Science Prize from the Game Theory Society, the 2010 Sloan Fellowship in Computer Science, the 2011 SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize, the 2011 Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, the 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, and the 2015 Research and Development Award by the Vatican Giuseppe Sciacca Foundation. He is also a recipient of Best Paper awards at the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation in 2006 and in 2013.

Matteo Fischetti

DEI, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
University of Padova
via Gradenigo 6/A, I-35131 Padova, Italy
matteo.fischetti "at"

Modern Benders
Bilevel Optimization

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Matteo Fischetti received his degree in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Bologna in 1992. In 1987 he got his PhD degree in System Engineering from the University of Bologna. Since 1997, he is full professor of Operations Research at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione of the University of Padova. His research interests include Integer Programming, Railway Optimization, Combinatorial Optimization, Vehicle Routing and Crew Scheduling Problems, and Polyhedral Combinatorics.
Matteo Fischetti is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journals "Operations Research" and "Mathematical Programming Computation". He won, among others, the following international prizes: (1) "Best Ph.D. Dissertation on Transportation", awarded by the Operations Research Society of America, 1987; (2) "INFORMS Edelman award 2008" with the entry "Netherlands Railways - The New Dutch Timetable: The OR Revolution" (jointly with Leo Kroon, Dennis Huisman, Erwin Abbink, Pieter-Jan Fioole, Gabor Maroti, Lex Schrijver, Adri Steenbeek, Roelof Ybema), 2008; and (3) "Harold Larnder Prize" awarded annually by the Canadian OR society to an individual who has achieved international distinction in Operational Research, 2015.
Matteo Fischetti published more than 120 scientific papers on the top-level journals of the area, and is co-founder of Double-Click SRL, a software company that commercializes an award-winning crew scheduling optimization tool.

Edward H. Kaplan

Yale School of Management
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511-3729, U.S.A.
edward.kaplan "at"

Terror queue staffing and the detection of terror plots
Physical flow approximations for the FCFS stochastic matching model

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Edward H. Kaplan is the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Engineering at Yale University's School of Management. The author of more than 130 research articles, Kaplan received both the Lanchester Prize and the Edelman Award, two top honors in the operations research field, among many other awards. An elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine of the US National Academies, Kaplan's current research focuses on the application of operations research to problems in counterterrorism and homeland security. He is presently the President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the world's largest society of operations research and management science professionals. You can learn more about Prof. Kaplan and his research by visiting

Kurt Mehlhorn

Saarland Informatics Campus
Building E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
mehlhorn "at"

Certifying Algorithms: Algorithmics meets Software Engineering
Self-Organizing Binary Search Trees: Recent Results

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Kurt Mehlhorn is a Director of the MPI for Informatics and Professor of Computer Science at Saarland University. He heads the algorithms and complexity group at the MPI for Informatics. He works on data structures and algorithms in a broad sense. He co-authored some 300 publications in the field, published six books, and is one of the people behind the LEDA software library. He supervised more than 80 PhD-students, many of whom have now faculty positions. He has received several prizes (Leibniz Award, Beckurts Award, Zuze Medal, Humboldt Award, EATCS Award, ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, Erasmus Medal of the Academia Europaea) for his work. He holds Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Magdeburg, Waterloo, Aarhus and Gothenburg universities and is an ACM Fellow. He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Academia Europaea, the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech, the US Academy of Engineering, and the US Academy of Science. From 2002 to 2008, he was vice president of the Max Planck Society. He is a co-founder of Algorithmic Solutions Software GmbH.