Professor Ashish Goel

Founding Member, Tech Advisory Group
Professor Ashish Goel

Ashish Goel is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science at Stanford University, and a member of Stanford's Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford in 1999, and was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California from 1999 to 2002. 

Professor Goel is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan faculty fellowship (2004-06), a Terman faculty fellowship from Stanford, an NSF Career Award (2002-07), and a Rajeev Motwani mentorship award (2010). He was a co-author on the paper that won the best paper award at WWW 2009, and an Edelman Laureate in 2014.

Research Interests

Ashish conducts research in the design, analysis, and applications of algorithms. He also uses techniques from optimization, probability, stochastics, and game theory in his research. He likes to get deep into applications, with the goal being tangible impact in the application domain, not just collaborations with practitioners or papers in applied venues. Current application interests include Social Networks and Social AlgorithmsCrowdsourced Democracy; Internet Commerce; Reputation, Recommendation, and Trust Systems; Algorithms for large scale data processing. In addition to advancing technology, he is also excited about developing algorithms that improve how we interact with each other and the networked world around us.

He was a research fellow and technical advisor at Twitter for five years. More recently, he joined Stripe as a part-time research fellow. 


The Operations Research group in MS&E 
Theoretical Computer Science 
The Social Algorithms Lab . Also see the RAIN seminar 
The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering 
The Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team 
The Stanford Data Science Initiative