I'm a FODSI postdoctoral fellow affiliated with UC Berkeley and the Simons Institute. For Fall 2022, I'll be a research fellow for the semester on "Data-Driven Decision Processes". Starting July 2023, I'll be an Assistant Professor of OR/Stat at MIT. Previously, I obtained my PhD in CS and was a member of the EconCS group at Harvard, where I was advised by Professor Yiling Chen. My research interests lie mostly on the intersection of Theoretical Computer Science, Economics and Machine Learning and specifically on incentive-aware machine learning, online learning, and mechanism design. During my PhD, my research was generously supported by a Microsoft Dissertation Grant and a Siebel Scholarship.
During the summer of 2019 and spring of 2020, I was an intern at Microsoft Research in New York City, mentored by Jennifer Wortman Vaughan and Alex Slivkins respectively. During the summer of 2021, I was an intern at Google in New York City, hosted by Renato Paes Leme.
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: August 2022].
My birthname is Charikleia Podimata, but I go by Chara. To pronounce my name correctly: Ha (as in Harlem) and ra (as in rabbit).