Amin Rahimian, Biosketch

Amin I am an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining Pitt IE in the fall of 2020, I was a postdoc with joint appointments at MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and MIT Sloan School of Management (co-advised by Elchanan Mossel and Dean Eckles). I did my PhD in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania (advised by Ali Jadbabaie). Broadly speaking my works are at the intersection of networks, data, and decision sciences. I borrow tools from applied probability, statistics, algorithms, as well as decision and game theory. I am mostly interested in applications involving social and economic networks.

Education:

  • PhD in Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

  • Master's in Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • Master's in Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

  • Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering-Control, Sharif University of Technology

Research Interests:

  • Network science, Statistical analysis of networks

  • Distributed interventions, optimal network interventions

  • Statistical decision theory, estimation, and inference

  • Applied problems in social and economic networks, social platforms

  • Social learning and collective intelligence

  • Social and behavioral sciences, Judgment and decision making

  • Distributed dynamics, control, estimation, and learning

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