Chamsi Hssaine

Chamsi Hssaine

Ph.D. Candidate

Cornell University

I am a final-year Ph.D. candidate in Operations Research at Cornell University, where I’m fortunate to be advised by Professor Siddhartha Banerjee. I obtained my B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, with a minor in Applied Mathematics.

My research lies at the intersection of operations research and economics, focusing on algorithm and incentive design for smart societal systems. More specifically, I am interested in developing tools for these people-centric systems, with an emphasis on incorporating more realistic models of behavior under incentives.

In the fall of 2019, I was a visiting graduate student at the Simons Institute program on Online and Matching-Based Market Design. In addition to my academic work, I worked as an applied science intern at Amazon on the Personalization and Long-Term Optimization team in the summer of 2020, as well as a research intern at RAND in the summer of 2018.


  • Market Design
  • Revenue Management and Pricing
  • Smart Cities and Transportation


  • Ph.D., Operations Research, 2022 (expected)

    Cornell University

  • M.S., Operations Research, 2020

    Cornell University

  • B.S.E., Operations Research and Financial Engineering, 2016

    Princeton University

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Pseudo-Competitive Games and Algorithmic Pricing:

  • INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2021
  • Cornell ORIE Young Researchers Workshop, October 2021
  • Cornell CS Theory Seminar, September 2021
  • 31st European Conference on Operational Research, July 2021
  • INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Conference, June 2021
  • Marketplace Innovation Workshop (Poster), May 2021

Satisficing Search and Algorithmic Price Competition:


I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses:

  • ORIE 4580: Simulation (Fall 2018)
  • ORIE 3800: Information Systems Analysis (Spring 2017-2018)
  • ORIE 3500: Engineering Probability and Statistics II (Fall 2016)