Kira Goldner

Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University

About me


I am a postdoc in Computer Science at Columbia University hosted by Tim Roughgarden. Specifically, I am an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Data Science Institute Postdoctoral Fellow.

My research interests are primarily in algorithmic mechanism design and approximation algorithms, including:

In 2016, I shifted my attention to using these mathematical concepts to aid society and improve access to opportunity, co-founding the Mechanism Design for Social Good initiative in the process. Since then, my research has also focused on: See my publications on my research page.

I received my PhD in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I was very fortunate to be advised by Anna Karlin. During my PhD, I was very generously supported by a 2017-19 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship and a 2016-17 Google Anita Borg Scholarship.

Before that, I attended Oberlin College where I received a B.A. in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science. I also studied at Budapest Semesters in Mathematics. My Curriculum Vitae can be found here.


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