Assistant Professor

Biography

Shreyas Sekar is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough, and cross-appointed to the Operations Management and Statistics area at the Rotman School of Management. 
 
His research is centered around data-driven decision making in dynamic and strategic environments, with applications to digital marketplaces. His work draws upon techniques from diverse domains such as optimization, machine learning, revenue management and pricing, and mechanism design to tackle problems at the interface of operations management, online platforms, and data analytics.  
 
Prior to his appointment at the University of Toronto, Shreyas was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Business School and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was awarded the Robert McNaughton Prize for the best graduate dissertation in CS. 

Education

2012 - 2017

Ph.D in Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

2008 - 2012 

Bachelor of TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. Major: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Thesis: Algorithms for Non-Discriminatory Pricing and Decentralized Resource Allocation

Recipient of the Robert McNaughton Prize for the best graduate dissertation in CS. Advisor: Elliot Anshelevich

 

 

Research Interests

Data-Driven Operations, Online Learning, Revenue Management & Pricing, Mech. Design, Combinatorial Optimization, Economics of Information, Business Analytics.