Chamsi Hssaine

Chamsi Hssaine

Incoming Simons-Berkeley Research Fellow

I am an incoming research fellow at the Simons Institute program on Data-Driven Decision Processes. I will join the Department of Data Sciences and Operations at USC’s Marshall School of Business as an assistant professor in fall 2023. I recently obtained my Ph.D. in operations research at Cornell University, where I was 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.


  • Market Design
  • Revenue Management and Pricing
  • Sequential Decision-Making under Uncertainty
  • Smart Cities and Transportation


  • Ph.D., Operations Research, 2022

    Cornell University

  • M.S., Operations Research, 2020

    Cornell University

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

    Princeton University