Arpita Ghosh

Associate Professor
Dept. of Information Science
Cornell University

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I am an Associate Professor of Information Science in the School of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. I received my B.Tech from IIT Bombay in 2001, and my PhD from Stanford in 2006. Prior to joining Cornell, I spent 6 years (2006-2012) in the Microeconomics and Social Sciences group at Yahoo! Research.

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
        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 2015

Academic Activities


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.


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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)