Optimization for an uncertain world.

I work at the intersection of computer science and economics, with a focus on solving practical problems using stochastic optimization and machine learning.


I'm a Ph.D. student in computer science at Carnegie Mellon, advised by Tuomas Sandholm. I'm the lead developer of the US nationwide kidney exchange program, and lead developer of a better way to deal with TV advertisements (currently in the pilot phase with one of the nation's largest MSOs).

I have published in Science magazine and been interviewed by Scientific American. A project to which I contributed was covered by Popular Science, and featured in the journal Nature. Coverage of a book I co-authored on data mining and counter-terrorism appeared in Fast Company. My Erdös number is 3.

John P. Dickerson

Get in touch: dickerson@cs.cmu.edu

Research

I apply optimization and AI/ML to real-world problems in medicine, marketing, and counter-terrorism.

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Industry

I am available as a consultant, and have worked with a variety of clients in industry and government.

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Side Projects

Interested in gorilla social hierarchies? Or how to programatically distract a human child? So am I!

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