Timothy Avelin Roughgarden
Roughgarden in 2022
Born (1975-07-20) July 20, 1975 (age 48)
Alma mater
Known forContributions to Selfish Routing in the context of Computer Science
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science, Game Theory
ThesisSelfish routing (2002)
Doctoral advisorÉva Tardos

Timothy Avelin Roughgarden (born July 20, 1975) is an American computer scientist and a professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.[1] Roughgarden's work deals primarily with game theoretic questions in computer science.

Roughgarden received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2002, under the supervision of Éva Tardos.[2] He did a postdoc at University of California, Berkeley in 2004. From 2004 to 2018, Roughgarden was a professor at the Computer Science department at Stanford University working on algorithms and game theory. Roughgarden teaches a four-part algorithms specialization on Coursera.[3]

He received the Danny Lewin award at STOC 2002 for the best student paper. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2007,[4] the Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2009,[5] and the Gödel Prize in 2012 for his work on routing traffic in large-scale communication networks to optimize performance of a congested network.[6][7] He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017[8][9] and the Kalai Prize in 2016.

Roughgarden is a co-editor of the 2016 textbook Algorithmic Game Theory, as well as the author of two chapters (Introduction to the Inefficiency of Equilibria and Routing Games).[10][11]

Selected publications


  1. ^ "Tim Roughgarden's Homepage". theory.stanford.edu. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Tim Roughgarden's Profile - Stanford Profiles". soe.stanford.edu. Stanford University. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Algorithms Specialization". coursera.org. Coursera Inc. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "White House Announces 2007 Awards for Early Career Scientists and Engineers". The George W. Bush White House Archives (Press release). Washington, D.C.: Office of Science and Technology Policy. December 19, 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  5. ^ "ACM Awards Recognize Computer Science Innovation". acm.org (Press release). Association for Computing Machinery. March 31, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  6. ^ "The Gödel Prize 2012 - Laudatio". European Association for Theoretical Computer Science. 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "ACM Gödel Prize for Seminal Papers in Algorithmic Game Theory". Game Theory Society. June 3, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "Tim Roughgarden: Fellow, Awarded 2017". gf.org. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  9. ^ Knowles, Hannah (April 17, 2017). "Four professors named Guggenheim fellows". The Stanford Daily. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  10. ^ Hrsg., Nisan, Noam (September 24, 2007). Algorithmic game theory. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-87282-9. OCLC 870638977.((cite book)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ "Tim Roughgarden's Books and Surveys". timroughgarden.org. Retrieved April 7, 2021.