Teaching and Talks

Teaching

Lecture Assistant to Asu Ozdaglar. 6.883 Data-Driven Decision Making and Society (Spring 2021) at MIT

Teaching Assistant to Pablo Parrilo. 6.225/15.903 Optimization Methods (Fall 2019) at MIT

Laboratory Teaching Assistant. COS 126/COS 217/COS 226 Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach/Intro to Programming Systems/Algorithms and Data Structures (Fall 2013-Spring 2016) at Princeton

Summary of Teaching Philosophy. Teaching is one of the most essential and satisfying components of an academic career. The four most important tenants I abide by are:

(1) Commitment to students: Build a relationship with students that makes it clear their success is important to your feeling of success as well. In doing this, it is essential to recognize that not all students learn in the same way. Providing sufficient time outside of the classroom and offering varied exercises is an important part of broadening the appeal to a wide range of learners.

(2) Enthusiasm and motivation: Make the material exciting. This can take a number of forms, such as asking thought-provoking questions of general interest or by first grounding the topic in a relevant application.

(3) Effective and clear communication: Practice, practice, practice. Communicating ideas in a clear way requires explaining the concepts over and over to various students, who may have different sources of confusion.

(4) Incorporating criticism: Take teaching critiques gracefully and learn from them.

Talks

[1] October 2021: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. Misinformation: Strategic Sharing, Homophily, and Endogenous Echo Chambers (with D. Acemoglu and A. Ozdaglar) [Invited]

[2] July 2021: MIT Human Cooperation Lab. Learning in a Post-Truth World (with M. Mostagir); Misinformation: Strategic Sharing, Homophily, and Endogenous Echo Chambers (with D. Acemoglu and A. Ozdaglar) [Invited]

[3] March 2021: Network Science and Economics Conference. Social Inequality and the Spread of Misinformation (with M. Mostagir)

[4] March 2021: LIDS & Stats Tea Talk. Misinformation: Strategic Sharing, Homophily, and Endogenous Echo Chambers (with D. Acemoglu and A. Ozdaglar)

[5] February 2021: MIT Economics Theory Seminar. Misinformation: Strategic Sharing, Homophily, and Endogenous Echo Chambers (with D. Acemoglu and A. Ozdaglar)

[6] September 2020: Asu Group Meeting. Paper Review of Systemic Bank Panics by Zhen Zhou.

[7] October 2019: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Systemic Credit Freezes in Financial Lending Networks (with D. Acemoglu, A. Ozdaglar, and A. Tahbaz-Salehi)

[8] October 2019: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Strategic Reviews (with M. Mostagir) [Invited]

[9] October 2019: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Collaborative Contests (with M. Mostagir)

[10] October 2019: CIRANO-Sam M. Walton College of Business Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance, Montreal, QC. Systemic Credit Freezes in Financial Lending Networks (with D. Acemoglu, A. Ozdaglar, and A. Tahbaz-Salehi)

[11] September 2019: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC. Topics on Interconnectedness and Regulation of Financial Networks (preliminary work)

[12] June 2019: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC. Systemic Credit Freezes in Financial Lending Networks (with D. Acemoglu, A. Ozdaglar, and A. Tahbaz-Salehi)

[13] May 2019: Marketplace Innovation Workshop, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA. Systemic Credit Freezes in Financial Lending Networks (with D. Acemoglu, A. Ozdaglar, and A. Tahbaz-Salehi)

[14] April 2019: Network Science and Economics Conference, Bloomington, IN. When is Society Susceptible to Manipulation? (with M. Mostagir and A. Ozdaglar)

[15] March 2019: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC. Systemic Credit Freezes in Financial Lending Networks (with D. Acemoglu, A. Ozdaglar, and A. Tahbaz-Salehi) [Invited]

[16] March 2019: MIT Economics Theory Seminar. When is Society Susceptible to Manipulation? (with M. Mostagir and A. Ozdaglar)

[17] November 2018: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. Systemic Credit Freezes in Financial Lending Networks (with D. Acemoglu, A. Ozdaglar, and A. Tahbaz-Salehi) [Invited]