Watch: Computer Scientist Constantinos Daskalakis on Tackling High-Dimensional Data

The 2018 Nevanlinna Prize winner describes his interest in economics, statistics, machine learning and the application of game theory in raising children.

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Constantinos Daskalakis is a theoretical computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s electrical engineering and computer science department and an investigator in the MIT Institute for Foundations of Data Science.  In 2018, he won the International Mathematical Union’s Nevanlinna Prize for transforming the understanding of computational complexity in markets, auctions and other economic structures. His work provides algorithms and defines limits on what can be performed efficiently in these domains.