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Texas ECE alumnus Nikhil Garg Named to Forbes 30 under 30: Science

Nikhil Garg

Texas ECE alumnus Nikhil Garg has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30: Science.

Nikhil Garg made the list for his work on designing more equitable economic and social systems. He uses algorithms, machine learning, and data science to better understand a range of issues, including gerrymandering, surge pricing in ride-hailing, and polarization on Twitter. Garg’s recent research studies and addresses disparities in crowdsourcing and government service allocation, including in New York City and Chicago.

Garg received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He is currently an assistant professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell Tech and the Technion, as part of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, and an ORIE, Computer Science, and Information Science field member at Cornell University. His research is at the intersection of computer science, economics, and operations -- on the application of algorithms, data science/machine learning, and mechanism design to the study of democracy, online markets, and societal systems at large.