Vahid Liaghat, a PhD candidate, has been awarded a 2014 Google Fellowship for research in Market Algorithms. He is one of only fourteen recipients of this award from the United States and Canada. Google awards these fellowships to outstanding students such as Liaghat to recognize them for their talent, creativity, knowledge, and to support their future contributions to computer science. Liaghat's current research interests include design and analysis of online algorithms, algorithmic game and graph theory as well as combinatorial optimization.
This is Liaghat's second major award of 2014, as he has already been named an University of Maryland Ann G. Wylie Fellow for 2014. Recently, Liaghat was invited to Tsinghua University in China for Theory Week.
Liaghat is currently advised by Professor Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi.