University of Southern California

Hamid Nazerzadeh
Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and Operations Management

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-740-0172
Education: 
PhD, Stanford University; BS, Sharif University of Technology

Overview

Hamid Nazerzadeh is an assistant professor in the Data Sciences and Operations department at USC Marshall School of Business. His research focuses on mechanism design and optimization algorithms and their applications in operations and monetization of online markets. He has worked at Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Google research labs. He is the recipient of Yahoo! Ph.D. Student Fellowship Award (2007), Honorable Mention in George Dantzig Dissertation Awards (2009), Google Faculty Research Award (2013), Marshall Dean's Award for Research Excellence (2014), and INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize (2014).

Research

Celis, E., Lewis, G., Mobious, M., and Nazer-Zadeh, H. (2014) "Buy-it-now or Take-a-chance: Price Discrimination through Randomized Auctions," Management Science, 60 (12), 2927-2848.
Candogan, O., Chayes, J., Borgs, C., Lobel, I., and Nazer-Zadeh, H. (2014) "Optimal Multi-Period Pricing with Service Guarantees," Management Science, 60 (7), 792-1811.
Goel, A., and Nazer-Zadeh, H. (2014) "Price Based Protocols For Fair Resource Allocation: Convergence Time Analysis and Extension to Leontief Utilities.," ACM Transactions on Algorithms , 10 (2), 5.
Mirrokni, V., and Nazer-Zadeh, H. (2014) "Deals or no Deals: Designing Contracts for Online Advertising,".
Nazer-Zadeh, H., Saberi, A., and Vohra, R. (2013) "Dynamic Pay-Per-Action Mechanisms and Applications to Online Advertising," Operations Research, 61 (1), 98-111.
Kakade, S., Lobel, I., and Nazer-Zadeh, H. (2013) "Optimal Dynamic Mechanism Design and the Virtual Pivot Mechanism," Operations Research, 61 (4), 837-854.
Feige, U., Immorlica, N., Mirrokni, V., and Nazer-Zadeh, H. (2013) "PASS Approximation: A Framework for Analyzing and Designing Heuristics," Algorithmica, 66 (2), 450-478.
Mahdian, M., Nazer-Zadeh, H., and Saberi, A. (2012) "Online Optimization with Uncertain Information," ACM Transactions on Algorithms , 8 (1).