Hi! I’m Mike, I’m an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and Operations at the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, and an affiliated member of the Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation (CAASI). I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University in Operations Research where I was advised by Adam N. Elmachtoub. Before that, I earned a B.Sc. from Rutgers University in Mathematics.

I like to describe my research focus as “pricing for market design”. Market design involves reshaping market structures to achieve specific objectives. In my research, I look specifically at how altering the structure and mechanics of price offerings affects outcomes in a marketplace. I study what is (and is not) possible just by changing the structure of the prices, with diverse applications to personalization, recommendation systems, dating markets, market design for social good, and sustainability. For more details about my work, please see my CV, Google Scholar, and/or list of Papers.

If this sort of work sounds interesting to you, I am always on the lookout for timely problems, strong students, and new collaborators. Are you interested in working with me? Click here!.


I have the pleasure of working with several brilliant Ph.D. students here at Katz.