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Arpita Ghosh

Associate Professor

Educational Background

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2006



Arpita Ghosh is an Associate Professor of Information Science in the School of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. Her research focuses on algorithms and mechanism design in the context of strategic behavior on the Web, particularly social computing, user-generated content, and crowdsourcing, and markets and mechanisms for privacy. Arpita received her B.Tech from IIT Bombay in 2001, and her PhD from Stanford in 2006, with a thesis on designing well-connected networks using convex optimization. Prior to joining Cornell, she spent 6 years (2006-2012) in the Microeconomics and Social Sciences group at Yahoo! Research.

Graduate Fields

  • Information Science
  • Economics


Algorithms and mechanism design in the context of the web, particularly online advertising, social computing and user-generated content, and matching markets