Elliot Anshelevich

Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

E-mail: eanshel cs rpi edu
311 Lally Hall, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-276-6491   Fax: 518-276-4033

Research Interests:
Algorithms and theoretical computer science, especially issues at the intersection of Economics and Computation. Algorithms for large decentralized networks, including networks with strategic agents. Particular interests include: network formation, networked markets, algorithmic game theory, local and decentralized routing algorithms, approximation algorithms, graph algorithms, and information propagation in both social and computer networks. If you are a student who wants to work with me, please also read this.

See my Publications and Research Statement for more info.

Short Bio:
2012-present: Associate Professor at RPI
2006-2012: Assistant Professor at RPI
2005-2006: Postdoc, Princeton University (with Moses Charikar)
2000-2005: Ph.D., Cornell University (with Jon Kleinberg)
1996-2000: Comp.Sci. and Math major, Rice University


Spring 2016: CSCI 2300 Introduction To Algorithms
Spring 2016: CSCI 4020/6210, Computer Algorithms/Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Spring 2012-2015: CSCI 6210, Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Spring 2007-2015: CSCI 4020, Computer Algorithms
Spring 2009, Fall 2011, 2013: CSCI 696-, Algorithmic Game Theory
Spring 2010, 2015, Fall 2012: CSCI 696-/496-, Approximation Algorithms
Fall 2006-2007: CSCI 6964, Advanced Algorithm Design


RPI Theory Group

Current and Former Graduate Students:
Shreyas Sekar, joined 2012
John Postl, joined 2011
Onkar Bhardwaj, PhD 2015, now a postdoc at IBM Watson.
Ameya Hate, PhD 2012, now at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Bugra Caskurlu, PhD 2010, now at TOBB Economics and Technology University (Ankara, Turkey).
Undergraduates Supervised:
Michael Usher, RPI class of 2013, now pursuing graduate study at Cornell University.
Matthew Gerrior, RPI class of 2012.
Yonatan Naamad, RPI class of 2010, now pursuing graduate study at Princeton University.

(Full chronological list)