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Assistant Professor Ankur Mani

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Ph.D., Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2007
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 2001

Office: Lind Hall 350 - phone: (612) 624-7539
Email: amani@umn.edu


Research

Research focuses on distributed experimentation and learning in supply chain networks and social networks, matching and mechanism design without money, sustainability and transportation problems.


Publications

Ankur Mani, Iyad Rahwan and Alex Pentland, “Inducing Peer-Pressure to Promote Cooperation,” Scientific Reports: A Journal of the Nature Publishing Group, April 26, 2013.

Ankur Mani, Vivek Singh, Alex Pentland, “Social Persuasion in Online and Physical Networks,” forthcoming in Proceedings of the IEEE, 2014.

Ankur Mani, Hari Sundaram, “Modeling User Context with Applications to Media Retreival,” Multimedia Systems Journal, Springer Verlag, 2007.



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