I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University.
I am interested in algorithms, mechanisms, and data mining techniques for analyzing social and information networks. For more information see my publications.
Before coming to Harvard, I was a postdoc at Google Research, and slightly before that I was a graduate student at UC Berkeley where I was fortunate to be advised by Christos Papadimitriou, and receive the Microsoft Research fellowship and the Facebook fellowship.
My work is generously supported by an NSF CAREER Award, Google Faculty Research Award, Facebook Faculty Award, a BSF grant, and an NSF grant.
I recently organized a workshop on networks held in conjunction with ACM EC 2015, and I'm organizing a workshop on algorithms and machine learning at Harvard this fall.
In Fall 2015 I will be co-teaching with Ben Golub a new undergraduate course on networks. I previously taught (Social) Data Mining in Fall 2015, AM 221: Advanced Optimization in Spring 2013, and CS 284r: Incentives and Information in Networks in Fall 2013.
I serve(d) on the committees of WSDM 2016 (senior PC) , ITCS 2016 , STOC 2015, KDD 2015 , EC 2015 , WSDM 2015 (senior PC) , WINE 2014 , EC 2014 , WWW 2014 , WSDM 2013 , WINE 2013 , EC 2013 , HCOMP 2012.
I sit in Maxwell Dworkin 239, 33 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138, and my email is yar_on@sea_s.harv_ard.ed_u (humans: ignore the underscores).