Christian Kroer

Assistant Professor

Columbia University


My name is Christian Kroer. I am an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a member of the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. Prior to that I was a postdoc with the Economics and Computation team under Core Data Science at Facebook Research. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Professor Tuomas Sandholm.

I am a winner of the 2016-2018 Facebook Fellowship in economics and computation. I was a runner-up in the 2017 INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper Competition.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Market Design
  • Optimization


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2018

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • M.S. in Software Development, 2012

    IT University of Copenhagen

  • BA in Human-Centered Informatics, 2009

    Aalborg University


Economics, AI, and Optimization

PhD class on how AI and optimization enables large-scale economic solution concepts.