Ana-Andreea Stoica

I am currently a Research Group Leader in the Social Foundations of Computation Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University in 2022, supervised by Prof. Augustin Chaintreau. I spent Fall 2022 as a Simons Fellow at the Simons Instiute for Theory of Computing at University of California at Berkeley, attending the Graph Limits and Processes on Networks program.


Office: CEPSR 617, Columbia University
astoica < at > cs < dot > columbia < dot > edu



About me

My work focuses on mathematical models, data analysis, and policy implications for algorithm design in social networks. I am particularly interested in studying the network structure effects on algorithmic bias through a graph theoretical lens.

Since Fall 2019 I have been co-organizing the Mechanism Design for Social Good initiative with Rediet Abebe, Francisco Marmolejo Cossío, George Obaido, Matt Olckers, and Lily Xu.

I served as a Program Co-Chair for the inaugural ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO'21), together with Rediet Abebe and Irene Lo. Check out EAAMO'23 on our website!

I'm Romanian and graduated from Princeton in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and certificates in Computing and Applied Mathematics. Outside of academia I love skiing and modern art. See my CV or contact me for more info.

Publications (list)

  • A.-A. Stoica and C. Papadimitriou. Strategic Clustering. Learning in the presence of strategic behaviour Workshop (StratML @ NeurIPS'21). [pdf]
  • J. Finocchiaro, R. Maio, F. Monachou, G.K. Patro, M. Raghavan, A.-A. Stoica, and S. Tsirtsis. Bridging Machine Learning and Mechanism Design towards Algorithmic Fairness. FaccT 2021. [pdf]
  • A.-A. Stoica, J. X. Han, A. Chaintreau. Seeding Network Influence in Biased Networks and the Benefits of Diversity. The Web Conference, WWW'20. [pdf] [short video] [long video]
  • A.-A. Stoica, A. Chakraborty, P. Dey, K. P. Gummadi. Minimizing Margin of Victory for Fair Political and Educational Districting. AAMAS'20. [pdf] [video]
  • A.-A. Stoica and A. Chaintreau. Fairness in the Social Influence Maximization Problem. 1st Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, Ethics and Society on the Web (FATES on the Web, WWW'19). [pdf]
  • A.-A. Stoica and A. Chaintreau. Hegemony in Social Media and the effect of recommendations. 1st Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, Ethics and Society on the Web (FATES on the Web, WWW'19). [pdf]
  • A.-A. Stoica, C. Riederer, A. Chaintreau. Algorithmic Glass Ceiling in Social Networks: The effects of social recommendations on network diversity. The Web Conference, WWW'18. [pdf]
  • A. A. Kattis, A. Holiday, A.-A. Stoica, I. G. Kevrekidis, Modeling epidemics on adaptively evolving networks: a data-mining perspective. Virulence 7, no.2 (2016): 153-162. [pdf]