Christian Kroer

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. My research interests are at the intersection of operations research, economics, and computation, with a focus on how optimization and AI methods enable large-scale economic solution concepts. Previously, 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. During my Ph.D., I also worked extensively with Professor Fatma Kılınç-Karzan.

A third-person bio can be found here.

Please see my lab’s GitHub page for code and data associated with our work.

  • 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


I am fortunate to work with some fantastic students. If you are interested in becoming an IEOR student, please apply here.

PhD Students


Rachitesh Kumar

PhD student


Yuan Gao

PhD student