Negin (Nicki) Golrezaei

Ph.D. Student Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

E-mail: golrezae[at]usc[dot]edu

Bridge Memorial Hall - BRI B6,
3670 Trousdale Parkway,
Los Angeles, CA, 90089

Phone: 213-740-0289

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student at the department of Data Sciences and Operations, Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California (USC). My current research interests include mechanism design, optimization algorithms, and their applications in design and operations of online markets.

I am delighted to have Prof. Hamid Nazerzadeh as my advisor. As part of my research I have furthermore collaborated with Prof. Paat Rusmevichientong, Prof. Ramandeep Randhawa, Prof. Alex Dimakis, Prof. Andy Molisch, and Prof. Giuseppe Caire.

Here are links to my CV and Google Scholar page.


Working Papers

  1. N. Golrezaei, H.~Nazerzadeh, and V. Mirrokni, ``Boosted Second Price Auctions," Manuscript in preparation.
  2. N. Golrezaei, H. Nazerzadeh, and R. Randhawa, Dynamic Pricing for Customers with Heterogeneous Valuation Decay, Manuscript in preparation.


  1. N. Golrezaei and H. Nazerzadeh, Auctions with Dynamic Costly Information Acquisition, Operations Research, forthcoming.

  2. N. Golrezaei, H. Nazerzadeh and P. Rusmevichientong, Real-time Optimization of Personalized Assortments, Management Science, Volume 60, Issue 6, pp. 1532 - 1551, 2014.
    A preliminary version appeared in the Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC13), Philadelphia, PA, June 16-20, 2013.

  3. N. Golrezaei, A.G. Dimakis and A.F. Molisch, Scaling Behaviors of Wireless Device-to-Device Communications with Distributed Caching, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Volume 60, Issue 7, pp. 4286 - 4298, 2014.
    A preliminary version, titled “Wireless Device-to-Device Communications with Distributed Caching," appeared in the proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 2781- 2785, Cambridge, MA, July 1-6, 2012.

  4. N. Golrezaei, P. Mansourifard, A.F. Molisch, A.G. Dimakis, Base-Station Assisted Device-to-Device Communications for High-Throughput Wireless Video Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp. 3665 - 3676, 2014.
    A preliminary version appeared in the proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 7077 - 7081, Ottawa, ON, June 10-15, 2012.

  5. K. Shanmugam, N. Golrezaei, A.G. Dimakis, A.F. Molisch and G. Caire, FemtoCaching: Wireless Video Content Delivery through Distributed Caching Helpers, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Volume 59, Issue 12, pp. 8402 - 8413, 2013.
    A preliminary version appeared in the proceeding of International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), pp. 1107 - 1115, Orlando, FL, Mar. 25-30, 2012.

  6. N. Golrezaei, A.F. Molisch, A.G. Dimakis and G. Caire, Device-to-Device Collaboration: A New Architecture for Wireless Video Distribution, IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp. 142 - 149, 2013.

  7. N. Golrezaei and M. Nasiri-Kenari, OFDMA-based Cognitive Radio Networks with Relaying Capability, IET Communication, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 395 - 409, 2010.

Teaching Experiences

  1. Instructor for undergraduate core course BUAD311, Operations Management, University of Southern California, Spring 2016
    Teaching score: 4.5 out of 5, Awarded Marshall Ph.D. Teaching Award

  2. Teaching Assistant for BUAD311 Operations Management, University of Southern California, Spring 2015

  3. Teaching Assistant for EE25-051 Signals and Systems, Sharif University of Technology, 2009-2010

  4. Teaching Assistant for EE25-411 Control Systems, Sharif University of Technology, 2007