Negin (Nicki) Golrezaei

Assistant Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management
E-mail: golrezae[at]mit[dot]edu

Address: 100 Main Street, Building E62, Cambridge, MA 02142

I am an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. My current research interests are in the area of machine learning, statistical learning theory, mechanism design, and optimization algorithms with applications to revenue management, pricing, and online markets. Before joining MIT, I spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Google Research in New York where I worked with the Market Algorithm team to develop, design, and test new mechanisms and algorithms for online marketplaces.

Here are links to my CV and Google Scholar page.


Working Papers

Dynamic Incentive-Aware Learning: Robust Pricing in Contextual Auctions
(with A. Javanmard and V. Mirrokni).
Improved Approximations for Free-Order Prophets and Second-Price Auctions
(with H. Beyhaghi, R. Paes Leme, M. Pal, B. Siva).
Two-stage Pandora's Box for Product Ranking
(with V. Manshadi and V. Mirrokni).
Auction Design for ROI-Constrained Buyers
(with I. Lobel and R. Paes Leme).
Boosted Second Price Auctions: Revenue Optimization for Heterogeneous Bidders
(with M. Lin, V. Mirrokni, and H. Nazerzadeh).
Major revision, Management Science.
Dynamic Pricing for Heterogeneous Time-Sensitive Customers
(with H. Nazerzadeh and R. Randhawa).
R&R, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Journal Papers

Auctions with Dynamic Costly Information Acquisition

(with H. Nazerzadeh)
Operations Research, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp. 130 - 144, 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 2016 MSOM Student Paper Competition
Finalist for the 2017 POMS Supply Chain Management College 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

  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