Chara Podimata

PhD Student in Computer Science at Harvard University

Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin 223, 33 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138


I'm a fifth year PhD student in the EconCS group at Harvard University, where I am advised by Professor Yiling Chen. My research interests lie mostly on the intersection of Theoretical Computer Science, Economics and Machine Learning and specifically on learning under the presence of strategic agents, online learning, and mechanism design.

During the summer of 2019 and spring of 2020, I had the pleasure of being an intern at Microsoft Research in New York City, mentored by Jennifer Wortman Vaughan and Alex Slivkins respectively.

Before joining Harvard, I was an intern for Google in Athens, Greece. I received my Diploma from National Technical University of Athens, where I was advised by Professor Dimitris Fotakis.

You can find my CV here [Last update: February 2021].

My birthname is Charikleia Podimata, but I go by Chara. To pronounce my name correctly: Ha (as in Harlem) and ra (as in rabbit).

Ben Edelman, Yo Shavit and I are organizing a tutorial called "How to Achieve Both Transparency and Accuracy in Predictive Decision Making: An Introduction to Strategic Prediction"!
Nika Haghtalab and I organized the "Incentive-Compatible and Incentive-Aware Learning" tutorial during EC '20.


Special thanks to Sophie Spatharioti for helping create this page!