Tim Roughgarden is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, which he joined in 2004 following a PhD at Cornell and a postdoc at UC Berkeley. He works on the boundary of computer science and economics,
and on the design, analysis, applications, and limitations of algorithms.
Tim Roughgarden is a Professor of Computer Science and (by
courtesy) Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.
He joined the Stanford faculty in 2004, following a PhD at Cornell and a postdoc at UC Berkeley.
His research interests include the many connections between computer
science and economics, as well as the design, analysis,
applications, and limitations of algorithms.
For his research, he has been awarded the
ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for
Scientists and Engineers (PECASE),
the Kalai Prize in Computer Science and Game Theory,
the Social Choice and Welfare Prize,
the Mathematical Programming Society’s Tucker
Prize, and the EATCS-SIGACT Gödel Prize.
He was an invited speaker at the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians, the Shapley Lecturer at the 2008 World Congress of the Game Theory Society, and a Guggenheim Fellow in 2017. His books include Twenty Lectures on Algorithmic Game Theory (2016) and Algorithms Illuminated (2017).