Sam Taggart
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Oberlin College
King 223B
10 North Professor Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
I'm an assistant professor of computer science at Oberlin. Before joining the department, I completed my doctoral study at Northwestern University in 2017 under the supervision of Jason Hartline. My research interests lie at the intersection of theoretical computer science and mathematical economics. Specifically, I'm interested in the interplay between economic incentives and statistical learning and in obtaining theoretical performance guarantees for practical resource allocation protocols such as the first-price auction. I'm also a member of the Mechanism Design for Social Good research group, and like to think about how tools from theoretical computer science, AI, and economic design can help solve problems of social import.
My Curriculum Vitae


  • (16 January 2019) A new version of my paper Price of Anarchy for Auction Revenue, with Jason Hartline and Darrell Hoy, has been uploaded to arXiv. Same results, improved presentation.


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Program Committee:

EC 2019, MD4SG 2018, EC 2018, MD4SG 2017