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Professor Richard Steinberg

Chair in Operations Research

Operations Management Faculty Group


Professor Steinberg is Chair in Operations Research. He served as Head of the Management Science Group from 2010 to 2013. Previously, he held faculty positions at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Cambridge. He has held visiting positions at Stanford University, MIT, the University of Oxford, CORE (Université catholique de Louvain), and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge. He has also served as Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, and Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research.

Professor Steinberg has advised the US Federal Communications Commission regarding the design of combinatorial auctions for the allocation of spectrum. During 2013-14, he served as Supporting Advisor and Project Lead for the UK National Audit Office on a project to evaluate the UK 4G spectrum auction held in January-February 2013. During 2015, he provided bidder support in the Canadian 2500 MHz auction.

Professor Steinberg is Associate Editor at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management.

Research interests

  • Auctions and mechanism design
  • Internet economics

Selected publications

Naroditskiy, Victor and Steinberg, Richard (2015) Maximizing social welfare in congestion games via redistribution. Games and Economic Behavior, 93 . pp. 24-41. ISSN 0899-8256

Reiter, Miklós and Steinberg, Richard (2012) Congestion-dependent pricing and forward contracts for complementary segments of a communication network. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 20 (2). pp. 436-449. ISSN 1063-6692

Ganesh, Ayalvadi, Laevens, Koenraad and Steinberg, Richard (2007) Congestion pricing and noncooperative games in communication networks. Operations Research, 55 (3). pp. 430-438. ISSN 0030-364X

Anderson, Edward, Kelly, Frank and Steinberg, Richard (2006) A contract and balancing mechanism for sharing capacity in a communication network. Management Science, 52 (1). pp. 39-53. ISSN 0025-1909

Kelly, Frank and Steinberg, Richard (2000) A combinatorial auction with multiple winners for universal service. Management Science, 46 (4). pp. 586-596. ISSN 0025-1909

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