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Shaddin Dughmi

Associate Professor of Computer Science


  • Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, Cornell University


Shaddin Dughmi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at USC, where he is a member of the Theory Group. He received a B.S. in computer science, summa cum laude, from Cornell University in 2004, and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 2011. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Arthur L. Samuel best doctoral thesis award, and the ACM EC best student paper award.

Research Summary

I am broadly interested in questions that stimulate the development of new algorithmic techniques, and shed insight on the power and limitations of algorithms. I have investigated such questions in a variety of domains: game theory and mechanism design, persuasion and information design, delegation and contract theory, decision making subject to online and/or stochastic uncertainty, and most recently the theory of learning.


  • 2014 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2012 Stanford University Arthur L. Samuel Thesis Award
  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • SAL 234
  • Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center
  • 941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 781
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