Prof. Constantinos Daskalakis
Athena RC/Archimedes Unit
Prof. Constantinos Daskalakis is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT and a member of MIT’s Computer Science and AI Laboratory. Between 2008 and 2009, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research, New England, and has been at MIT since 2009. He became a tenured Professor in 2015 and full Professor in 2018. Daskalakis works on computation theory and its interface with game theory, economics, probability theory, statistics and machine learning. His work on the complexity of the Nash equilibrium, with Paul Goldberg and Christos Papadimitriou, received the Kalai Prize from the Game Theory Society and the Outstanding Paper Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He has also received the 2008 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the 2010 Sloan Foundation fellowship, the 2011 Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, the 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, the 2017 Google Faculty Research Award. In 2018, Daskalakis was awarded the prestigious Nevanlinna Prize by the International Mathematical Union for “transforming our understanding of the computational complexity of fundamental problems in markets, auctions, equilibria and other economic structures,” and the prestigious Simons Foundation Investigator award in Theoretical Computer Science, an award designed for “outstanding scientists in their most productive years,” who are “providing leadership to the field.” In 2019, he was awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award and the Bodossaki Foundation Distinguished Young Scientists Award.