Arpita Ghosh

Associate Professor
Dept. of Information Science
Cornell University

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I received my B.Tech from IIT Bombay in 2001, and my PhD from Stanford in 2006. I spent the next 6 years (2006-2012) in the Microeconomics and Social Sciences group at Yahoo! Research. In August 2012, I moved to Cornell as an Associate Professor of Information Science in the School of Computing and Information Science. I received tenure in June 2016.

My research focuses on using mathematical analysis to inform the design of online systems. I am interested in the analysis and design of online user contribution economies---both explicit, as in crowdsourcing and user-generated content platforms, or implicit, as in the collection of data from privacy-aware users---within a mathematical framework, with a particular focus on incentive design. I am currently most excited about the idea of `behavioral' mechanism design, exploring how departures from the classical economic models of agent behavior can impact optimal design.

Some representative papers:

(A complete list of papers, including other papers on these topics, is below.)


Teaching


Networks II: Market Design
        Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013

Games, Economic Behavior, and the Internet
        Fall 2014, Fall 2013

Networks, crowds and markets: Foundations for formal analysis and design
        Fall 2017, Fall 2015

Academic Service


Journals: Conferences: Workshop Chairing and Organization:

Book Chapters, Surveys, Tutorials


Game Theory and Incentives in Human Computation Systems. Arpita Ghosh. Book chapter. Handbook of Human Computation, Springer 2013.

Social Computing and User-generated Content: A Game-Theoretic Approach. Arpita Ghosh. SigEcom Exchanges, Vol 11.2, December 2012.


Tutorials:

Publications

Some recent papers:

Publications (By Topic)


A chronological list of publications is here.
Crowdsourcing and user-generated content: Incentive design and analysis        Economics of online information and privacy        Internet marketplaces: Online advertising, social lending and trade networks        Algorithmic game theory        Designing well-connected networks        Miscellaneous topics        

Crowdsourcing and user-generated content: Incentive design and analysis

Economics of online information and privacy

Internet marketplaces: Online advertising, social lending and trade networks

Algorithmic game theory

Designing well-connected networks

Miscellaneous topics

Publications (Chronological)