Yash Kanoria is an Assistant Professor in Business/Decision, Risk and Operations at Columbia Business School, where he has been since July 2013. Previously, he obtained a BTech from IIT Bombay in 2007, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2012, and spent a year at Microsoft Research New England during 2012-13 as the Schramm postdoctoral fellow. He was awarded a Student paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory 2010.
His research interests include matching markets and market design. Examples of matching markets include labor markets, marriage markets, and the market for school admissions. Prof. Kanoria seeks to understand structural properties of existing matching markets and to use this understanding to design better markets. Such design is particularly relevant for centralized markets such as NYC high school admissions, and decentralized markets on the internet such as labor markets and dating websites.