School of Information
University of Michigan
105 S. State Street, #4340
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Email: rsami AT umich.edu
Associate professor at the School of Information,
University of Michigan.
I completed my Ph.D. in the Yale University Computer Science Department , under the supervision of Joan Feigenbaum. From 2003 to 2005, I was a postdoctoral associate at MIT .
Winter 2012:Electronic Commerce (SI652/EECS547)
Recommender Systems (SI583)
Reputation Systems (SI683)
Fall 2011:Practical Engagement Workshop: Content Management Systems (SI631)
Aggregation and Prediction Markets (SI679)
My current research is focused on topics in the intersection of computer science and economics that arise in the study of Internet protocols and systems. I am interested in designing and analyzing incentive mechanisms, markets, and reputation systems to enable self-interested economic entities to cooperatively solve common goals, and in studying the distributed-computation problems that arise when mechanisms have to be computed in a network. Right now, my two most active research projects are on: