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Prof. Elias Koutsoupias

Senior Research Fellow
Area Leader Game Theory


Oxford, United Kingdom


Elias Koutsoupias is a professor of computer science at the University of Oxford, UK. His research interests include algorithmic aspects of game theory, economics and networks, online algorithms, decision-making under uncertainty, distributed algorithms, design and analysis of algorithms, computational complexity. He received the Gödel Prize of theoretical computer science in 2012 for his work on the Price of Anarchy, in reference to laying the foundations of algorithmic game theory. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (USA), the European Union, and the European Research Council: he is the recipient of the ERC Advanced Grant “Algorithms, Games, Mechanisms, and the Price of Anarchy”.

He studied at the National Technical University of Athens (B.S. in electrical engineering) and the University of California, San Diego (Ph.D. in computer science). He previously held faculty positions at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Athens.