The joint paper also featured contributions from his advisor Prof. Jason Hartline, and colleagues Hu Fu (MSR) and Saeed Alaei (Cornell).
Haghpanah is a fifth year PhD student and is also a member of EconCS group.
His research Interests include:
mechanism design, market design
algorithms, approximation, combinatorial optimization
algorithmic game theory
network design, social networks, diffusion of technologies, social aspects of the Internet
Video for that seminar is available below (via techtalkstv.com)- http://techtalks.tv//talks/the-simple-economics-of-approximately-optimal-auctions/59349/