Portrait of David Pennock

David Pennock

Assistant Managing Director

About

David Pennock is a Principal Researcher and Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research in New York City, focusing on algorithmic economics. He has over sixty academic publications relating to computational issues in electronic commerce and the web, including papers in PNAS, Science, IEEE Computer, Theoretical Computer Science, Algorithmica, AAAI, EC, KDD, UAI, SIGIR, ICML, NIPS, and WWW. He has authored three patents and thirteen patent applications. In 2005, he was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 35 top technology innovators under age 35. Prior to his current position, David worked as a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research, a Research Scientist at NEC Laboratories America, a research intern at Microsoft Research, and in 2001 served as an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania State University. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Computer Science from Duke University, and a B.S. in Physics from Duke. His work has been featured in Discover Magazine, New Scientist, CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds, and other publications.

Projects

Virtual Algorithms Center (VIRAL)

Established: December 27, 2013

MSR has a strong group of scientists working on algorithm design, analysis, and experimental evaluation, as well as researchers in related areas (e.g., coding theory), but no formal algorithms group. The Virtual Algorithms Center (VIRAL) brings these individuals together. The goals of the center is to enhance collaboration between algorithms researchers and the rest of MSR, provide internal consulting, and give an external view of the algorithms research at MSR.

Publications

2015

2014

2013

2008

2003

Projects

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MSR NYC Lab Opening

Date

May 16, 2014

Speakers

Duncan Watts, Fernando Diaz, Kate Crawford, David Rothschild, Justin Rao, Jennifer Chayes, Dan Huttenlocher, Kathy McKeown, danah boyd, and David Pennock

Affiliation

Microsoft Research New York City, Microsoft Research New England and New York City, Cornell Tech, Columbia University

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Combinatorial Betting

Date

January 8, 2009

Speakers

David M. Pennock

Affiliation

Yahoo! Research