Amin Rahimian is an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh with research affiliations at the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security (Pitt Cyber) and the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE). Prior to that he was a postdoc with joint appointments at MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and MIT Sloan School of Management. He did his PhD in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania with a masters in Statistics from the Wharton school. Broadly speaking his works are at the intersection of networks, data, and decision sciences. He has published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Operations Research journal.
Dr. Rahimian’s research focuses on the challenges of inference and intervention design in large-scale sociotechnical systems, with applications ranging from online social networks, e-commerce and collective decision/action platforms to modern civilian cyberinfrastructure and future battlefields. Dr. Rahimian borrows tools from applied probability, statistics, algorithms, as well as decision and game theory to develop distributed inference and decentralized intervention schemes; with a particular focus on the critical role of information in the operation of sociotechnical institutions and its societal implications, including on diversity, fairness and privacy.