Shai Vardi

About Shai Vardi

Shai Vardi is an Assistant Professor of Management at Purdue University. Before joining Purdue, he was a Linde Postdoctoral Fellow at the Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tel Aviv in 2015, where he was mentored by the esteemed Professor Yishay Mansour.

Professor Vardi’s research is diverse and impactful, focusing on areas such as mechanism design, online platforms, and dynamic allocation problems. His work in these fields addresses critical challenges and contributes to advancing both theoretical and practical aspects of management and computational sciences.

My journey

Academic Employment

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN Management Assistant Professor
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Postdoctoral scholar Mentor: Prof. Adam Wierman
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Postdoctoral scholar Mentor: Prof. Uriel Feige


Tel Aviv University
Israel PhD, Computer Science Thesis: Designing Local Computation Algorithms and Mechanisms. Advisor: Prof. Yishay Mansour
Tel Aviv University
Israel MSc, Computer Science, with honors Thesis: Local Computation Algorithms. Advisor: Prof. Ronitt Rubinfeld
Rimon School Of Jazz and Contemporary Music
Israel Jazz Performance, Bass
Tel Aviv University
Israel BSc, Computer Science, with honors On excellence scholarship.