Head of Research
Tim Roughgarden is the Head of Research for a16z crypto, and a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent 15 years on the computer science faculty at Stanford, following a PhD at Cornell and a postdoc at UC Berkeley. He works on the boundary of computer science and economics, and on the design, analysis, applications, and limitations of algorithms.
Representative works include:
- “Transaction Fee Mechanism Design for the Ethereum Blockchain: An Economic Analysis of EIP-1559“
- “Permissionless Consensus” (with Andrew Lewis-Pye)
- “Automated Market Making and Loss-Versus-Rebalancing” (with Jason Milionis, Ciamac Moallemi, and Anthony Lee Zhang)
- “Automated Market Making and Arbitrage Profits in the Presence of Fees” (with Jason Milionis and Ciamac Moallemi)
- Twenty Lectures on Algorithmic Game Theory (Cambridge University Press)