Timothy Avelin Roughgarden  

Born  July 20, 1975 
Alma mater  
Known for  Contributions to Selfish Routing in the context of Computer Science 
Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Computer Science, Game Theory 
Institutions  
Thesis  Selfish routing (2002) 
Doctoral advisor  Éva Tardos 
Website  http://timroughgarden.org/ 
Timothy Avelin Roughgarden 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 fourpart 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 largescale 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 coeditor 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] }
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