I'm a fourth 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, I had the pleasure of being an intern at Microsoft Research in New York City, mentored by Jennifer Wortman Vaughan.
During the spring of 2020, I am very happy to be back as an intern at Microsoft Research in New York City, this time mentored by Alex Slivkins.
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 2020].
My birthname is Charikleia Podimata, but I go by Chara. To pronounce my name correctly: Ha (as in Harlem) and ra (as in rabbit).