Hello! I'm Kimon (pronounced Keemon)

 

I am an Assistant Professor in the Data Sciences and Operations department at USC Marshall School of Business. My research focuses on the operations of complex networked systems, social networks, stochastic modeling, game theory and information economics. Prior to joining USC, I completed my PhD under the supervision of Asuman Ozdaglar and John Tsitsiklis at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT. 

Kimon Drakopoulos

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DATA SCIENCES AND OPERATIONS
MARSHALL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

Phone:

213-821-9882

 

Email:

drakopou@marshall.usc.edu 

 

Address:

Bridge Hall (BRI) 401P

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

 
EMPLOYMENT-EDUCATION
2016-Present

Assistant Professor

MARSHALL SCHOOL OF BUSSINESS,

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Data Sciences and Operations

2011-2016

PhD

EECS, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Doctoral Thesis: Analysis and Control of Contagion Processes on Networks

Advisors: Asu Ozdaglar, John Tsitsiklis

2009-2011

Master's

EECS, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Master's Thesis: Observational Learning with Finite Memory

Advisors: Asu Ozdaglar, John Tsitsiklis

2004-2009

Diploma

ECE, NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Diploma Thesis: Morphology, Active Contours on Graphs and Implementations with Graphcuts

Advisor: Petros Maragos

 
TEACHING

Operations Management

How do organizations such as financial institutions, health care, and manufacturing meet customer needs and stay consistent with their goals and values? How do organizations make trade-off decisions with respect to quality, cost, and time? Operations Management provides tools and methods to answer these questions optimally in a global business world.

Term: Spring 2017

Introduction to mathematical modeling, optimization, and simulation, as applied to manufacturing. Specific methods include linear programming, network flow problems, integer and nonlinear programming, discrete-event simulation, heuristics and computer applications for manufacturing processes and systems. Restricted to Leaders for Global Organization (Engineering MBA Dual Degree Program).

Term: Summer 2015

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PAPERS
Coauthors: Hamsa Bastani, Vishal Gupta, Ioannis Vlachogiannis, Christos Hadjicristodoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Gkikas Magiorkinis, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Sotirios Tsiodras
Deploying an Artificial Intelligence System for COVID-19 Testing at
the Greek Border

Coauthors: Hamsa Bastani, Vishal Gupta, Ioannis Vlachogiannis, Christos Hadjicristodoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Gkikas Magiorkinis, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Sotirios Tsiodras

Working paper

Coauthor: Ramandeep Randhawa
Why Perfect Tests May Not be Worth Waiting For: Information as a commodity

Coauthor: Ramandeep Randhawa

Accepted in Management Science (FastTrack)

Coauthor: Ali Makhdoumi
Providing Data Samples For Free

Coauthor: Ali Makhdoumi

Under Review

Coauthors: Gad Allon, Vahideh Manshadi
Information Inundation on Platforms and Implications

Coauthors: Gad Allon, Vahideh Manshadi

Accepted in Operations Research

Coauthors: Shobhit Jain, Raman Randhawa
Persuading Customers to Buy Early: the Value of Personalized Information Provisioning

Coauthors: Shobhit Jain, Raman Randhawa

Forthcoming in Management Science

Coauthor: Fanyin Zheng
Network Effects in Contagion Processes: Identification and Control

Coauthor: Fanyin Zheng

Major Revision, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM)

Coauthor: Ozan Candogan
Optimal Signaling of Content Accuracy: Engagement vs. Misinformation

Coauthor: Ozan Candogan

Published in Operations Research

Coauthors: Asu Ozdaglar, John Tsitsiklis
When is a network epidemic hard to eliminate?

Coauthors: Asu Ozdaglar, John Tsitsiklis

Published in Mathematics of Operations Research

Coauthors: Asu Ozdaglar, John Tsitsiklis

An efficient policy for curing epidemics on graphs

Coauthors: Asu Ozdaglar, John Tsitsiklis

Published in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering

Coauthor: Petros Maragos
On Learning with Finite Memory

Coauthor: Petros Maragos

Published in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, August 2012

Coauthors: Christos Sakaridis, Petros Maragos
Theoretical Analysis of Active Contours on Graphs

Coauthors: Christos Sakaridis, Petros Maragos

Published in SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences

Coauthor: Petros Maragos
Active Contours on Graphs: Multiscale Morphology and Graphcuts

Coauthor: Petros Maragos

Published in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing