Jugal Garg

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
Affiliate, Dept. of Computer Science
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact: 104 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 216B Transportation Building
Phone: (217) 244-1757
Email: jugal<at>illinois.edu

My main research interests are in computational aspects of economics and game theory, design and analysis of algorithms, and mathematical programming. Currently, I am working on designing fast algorithms for computing competitive equilibria with applications to fair division problems. I received my BTech and PhD in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay. Later, I was a postdoc in Algorithms and Randomness Center at Georgia Tech, and in Algorithms and Complexity group at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken.

For my research, I have received several awards including the NSF CRII Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the Exemplary Theory Paper Award at ACM EC 2020, INFORMS Koopman Prize 2021, and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research 2022. For teaching, I have received the James Franklin Sharp Outstanding Teaching Award 2019, ISE Department Head Teaching Award 2023, and have been featured in the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent multiple times. For more information, please see my CV.

Recent/Upcoming Activities
  • IE 310: Deterministic Models in Optimization, Spring 2023
  • IE 405: Computing for ISE, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022
  • IE 598: Games, Markets, and Mathematical Programming, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2020 (Lecture Notes)
  • IE 598GT: Topics in Game Theory and Fair Division, Spring 2021, Spring 2022
  • IE 498: Computing for ISE, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018
  • CS 8803: Advanced Topics in Algorithmic Game Theory, Spring 2013 (co-taught at Georgia Tech)

  • Bhaskar Ray Chaudhury (2021 -)
  • Students
  • Peter McGlaughlin
  • Timothy Murray (co-advised with Rakesh Nagi)
  • Setareh Taki
  • John Qin
  • Eklavya Sharma
  • Pooja Kulkarni (CS)
  • Aniket Murhekar (CS, co-advised with Ruta Mehta; Siebel Scholar 2020)
  • Omkar Thakoor (MS, CS) (graduated in May 2017; now a Ph.D. student at USC)

  • Selected Publications (We have implemented some of our algorithms. Source code is available on request; just send me an email.)
      Preprints   Refereed Journal Papers   Refereed Conference Papers