Faidra Monachou


I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, affiliated with the Center of Mathemathical Sciences and Applications. In Summer 2023, I will join Yale School of Management as an Assistant Professor of Operations Management. In June 2022, I received my Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, advised by Professor Itai Ashlagi.

I am interested in operations for social impact. I use mathematical tools from operations research, economics, and data science to design operational interventions that increase equity, with a focus on education and online markets. More broadly, my interests include the theory and applications of market design, information design, and algorithmic fairness.

My research has been awarded with Best Paper with a Student Presenter Award at ACM EAAMO'21. I was also selected as a Rising Star in EECS (MIT) and a Rising Star in Data Science (University of Chicago). My Ph.D. research was supported by various fellowships and scholarships including the Stanford Data Science Scholarship (2020-2022), Google Women Techmakers Scholarship (2020-2021), Stanford Human-Centered AI Graduate Fellowship (2021-2022, inaugural), and McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society Graduate Fellowship (2020-2021). I received my undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens in Greece.

For more information, please see my CV.

Outreach. I am passionate about increasing diversity and equity in education and promoting interdisciplinary research for social good. In Summer 2021, I co-organized Stanford Data Science for Social Good research program. At MD4SG, I co-organized the Bias, Discrimination, and Fairness working group (2019-2021) and co-chaired the 4th Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG'20) workshop (see our report and this Stanford MS&E article). I also co-organized the EC'21 tutorial on Fairness and Discrimination through the Dual Lens of Mechanism Design and Machine Learning.



You can contact me at faidra.monachou@yale.edu or Twitter. Feel free to reach out if you would like to collaborate or chat!