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Eva Tardos

  • Eva Tardos
  • Dept: Computer Science
  • Title: Jacob Gould Schurman Professor
  • Address: 316 Gates Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-0984
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Eva Tardos received her Dipl.Math. in 1981 , and her Ph.D. 1984, from Eötvös University , Budapest, Hungary . She joined Cornell in 1989, and was Chair of the Department of Computer Science 2006-2010. She has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and is the recipient of a number of fellowships and awards including the Packard Fellowship, the Gödel Prize, Dantzig Prize, Fulkerson Prize, and the IEEE Technical Achievement Award.  She was editor editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal of Computing 2004-2009, and is currently editor of several other journals including the Journal of the ACM, Theory of Computing, and Combinatorica.

Tardos's research interest is algorithms and algorithmic game theory, an area concerned with designing and analyzing systems and algorithms for selfish users. Her research focuses on algorithms and games on networks.  She is most known for her work on network-flow algorithms, approximation algorithms, and quantifying the efficiency of selfish routing.


Selected Publications

  • Lykouris, Thodoris, Vasilis Syrgkanis, Eva Tardos. 2016. "Learning and Efficiency in Games with Dynamic Population." Paper presented at ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA)
  • Hartline, Jason, Vasilis Syrgkanis, Eva Tardos. 2015. "No-regret learning in repeated Bayesian Games." Paper presented at Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference
  • Nekipelov, Denis, Vasilis Syrgkanis, Eva Tardos. 2015. "Econometrics for Learning Agents." Paper presented at ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'15), Portland OR
  • Kempe, David, Jon Kleinberg, Eva Tardos. 2015. "Maximizing the Spread of Influence through a Social Network." Theory of Computing 11 (4): 105-147.
  • Caragiannis, Ioannis, Christos Kaklamanis, Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Maria Kyropoulou, Brendan Lucier, Renato P. Leme, Eva Tardos. 2015. "Bounding the inefficiency of equilibria in generalized second price auctions." Journal of Economic Theory (JET) 156: 343-388.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences 2012
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award 2011
  • Goedel Prize (ACM) 2012
  • Member (National Academy of Engineering) 2007
  • Recipient, Packard Fellowship 1990



  • Ph D (Mathematics), Eotvos Lorand University, 1984