Negin (Nicki) Golrezaei

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

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

Address: Hoffman Hall of Business- HOH 113,
701 Exposition Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA, 90089


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). I am on the job market this year. My current research interests are in the area of mechanism design, optimization algorithms, machine learning, and game theory with applications to revenue management, pricing, and online platforms. My Ph.D. advisor is Prof. Hamid Nazerzadeh.
During my Ph.D. studies, I worked as a summer research intern at Google, in 2015 and 2016. In my internships, I developed and implemented several algorithms and mechanisms for Google’s Ad Exchange.

Here are links to my CV and Google Scholar page.

Selected Invited Talks

  1. The Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
  2. The Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2016
  3. The Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016
  4. The Management Science and Operations Division, London Business School, 2016
  5. The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2017
  6. The Technology and Operations Management Area at INSEAD, 2017
  7. The School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University, 2017
  8. The Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego, 2017
  9. The Yale School of Management, Yale University, 2017

Publications

Working Papers

  1. N. Golrezaei, V. Mirrokni, H. Nazerzadeh, and Max Lin, Boosted Second Price Auctions, Manuscript in preparation for submission to ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) 2017.
  2. N. Golrezaei, H. Nazerzadeh, and R. Randhawa, Dynamic Pricing for Customers with Heterogeneous Valuation Decay, Manuscript in preparation for submission to MSOM..

Journal Papers and Refereed Conference Proceedings

Auctions with Dynamic Costly Information Acquisition

(with H. Nazerzadeh)
Accepted to Operations Research, 2016.
Presented in Ad Auctions Workshop of 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC14), Palo Alto, California, June 8-12, 2014.

Real-time Optimization of Personalized Assortments

(with H. Nazerzadeh and P. Rusmevichientong)
Management Science, Volume 60, Issue 6, pp. 1532 - 1551, 2014.
Finalist for the MSOM Student Paper Competition
A preliminary version appeared in the Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC13), Philadelphia, PA, June 16-20, 2013.

Scaling Behaviors of Wireless Device-to-Device Communications with Distributed Caching

(with A.G. Dimakis and A.F. Molisch)
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.

Base-Station Assisted Device-to-Device Communications for High-Throughput Wireless Video Networks

(with P. Mansourifard, A.F. Molisch, and A.G. Dimakis)
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.

FemtoCaching: Wireless Video Content Delivery through Distributed Caching Helpers

(with K. Shanmugam, A.G. Dimakis, A.F. Molisch, and G. Caire)
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.

Device-to-Device Collaboration: A New Architecture for Wireless Video Distribution

(with A.F. Molisch, A.G. Dimakis, and G. Caire)
IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp. 142 - 149, 2013.

Teaching Experiences

  1. Instructor for undergraduate core course BUAD311, Operations Management, University of Southern California, Spring 2016
    Teaching score: 4.5 out of 5, Recognized by the Marshall Ph.D. Teaching Award and the USC University Outstanding Teaching Award [Teaching Evaluation]

    Quality of Teaching
    Mean Median
    Clearly articulated course goals 4.5 5
    Organized course to achieve those goals 4.5 5
    Carefully explained dicult concepts, methods, and subject matter 4.4 5
    Encouraged students to participate in their learning 4.5 5
    Was accessible to students (e.g., during oce hours, before and after class, etc.) 4.6 5
    Evaluated student work in fair and appropriate ways 4.5 5
    Was enthusiastic about communicating the subject matter 4.6 5
    Stimulated student interest in the subject matter 4.2 5
    Provided students a valuable learning experience 4.4 5
    Overall, how would you rate this instructor 4.5 5

  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