NEW! I successfully defended my thesis on Friday, November 19!
Nikolay Archak is a doctoral student at the Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University. His research is focused on understanding economic aspects of distributed problem-solving and production models, such as crowdsourcing. He employs a wide range of research methods, from building pure game theoretic models of crowdsourcing to using data from field observations for real-world innovation contests. His work has been published in the proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), the ACM SIGECOM International Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC), the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW).
Before joining the PhD program at New York University, Nikolay had personally experienced the crowdsourcing phenomenon as an active member of the TopCoder community. He is a recipient of numerous software engineering awards, including titles of the TopCoder Open 2005 Component Design Champion and the TopCoder "Coder of the Month" in November 2005. Nikolay received his BSc. degree in Mathematics from the Computer Science Department of St.Petersburg State University, Russia and MPhil. degree in Information Systems from Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.