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Energy markets, machine learning, health care economics, and uncertain decision-making: Here are four new MIT Sloan professors who will be sharing their interests and expertise with the next generation of business leaders.

Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics

Comes from: Gupta joins MIT after having spent five years as an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has a PhD in operations research from MIT.

Research: Gupta’s research focuses on optimization and machine learning, and algorithmic fairness. Some of her most recent work includes a paper on using algorithms to avoid inequality and discrimination in hiring and a study of the 2021 Georgia congressional districting plan.

Find out more: On Gupta’s Google Scholar page and Twitter.

Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics

Comes from: Most recently, Podimata was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She has a PhD in computer science from Harvard University.

Research: Podimata’s focus includes incentive-aware machine learning, decision-making under uncertainty, and online learning. Some of her most recent research includes a study on TikTok consumption to explore user behavior and content recommendation systems.

Find out more: On Podimata’s personal website, Google Scholar page, and Twitter.

 Senior Lecturer of Applied Economics

Comes from: Vatter was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He has a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.

Research: Vatter’s research focuses on industrial organization, health economics, and econometrics. Some of his most recent work includes an analysis of vertical integration between hospitals and insurers and an ongoing project looking at the cost to workers of delaying the retirement age.

Find out more: On Vatter’s personal website, Google Scholar page, and Twitter.

Professor of Energy Economics

Comes from: Previously, Wolfram was a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She also served as the deputy assistant secretary for climate and energy economics for the U.S. Treasury from March 2021 to October 2022. Wolfram has a PhD in economics from MIT.

Research: Much of Wolfram’s research focuses on energy markets. Her recent work includes papers on price caps and Russian oil exports and the economic implications of climate provisions under the Inflation Reduction Act.

Find out more: On Wolfram’s personal website and Google Scholar page.

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