Research

Papers marked (a) have authors listed in alphabetical order. Some of my older work is described here. See also Google Scholar.

Working Papers

  1.  2018  Designing Informative Rating Systems for Online Platforms: Evidence from Two Experiments [arxiv]  [abstract] 
    Nikhil Garg and Ramesh Johari
    In submission
    Stanford Engineering magazine wrote an article. A version of this work appeared at the Market Design Workshop at EC’18.

  2.  2019  Design of Simple Voting Methods for Multiwinner Elections
    Nikhil Garg and Ashish Goel

  3.  2019  Driver Surge Pricing
    Nikhil Garg and Hamid Nazerzadeh

Journal Articles

  1.  2018  Word Embeddings Quantify 100 Years of Gender and Ethnic Stereotypes [link]  [pdf]  [code & data]  [abstract] 
    Nikhil Garg, Londa Schiebinger, Dan Jurafsky, and James Zou
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
    Press coverage: Stanford News (and EE department), Science Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine (in print), The World Economic Forum, Futurity, and others.

  2.  2019  Iterative Local Voting for Collective Decision-making in Continuous Spaces [link]  [abstract]  [demo] 
    Nikhil Garg, Vijay Kamble, Ashish Goel, David Marn, and Kamesh Munagala
    Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)
    (Supersedes WWW version below.)

Conference Papers

  1.  2015  Use of Electroencephalography and Galvanic Skin Response in the Prediction of an Attentive Cognitive State [link]  [pdf]  [abstract] 
    Beth Lewandowski, Kier Fortier, Nikhil Garg, Victor Rielly, Jeff Mackey, Tristan Hearn, Angela Harrivel, and Bradford Fenton
    Health and Human Performance Research Summit, Dayton, CO

  2.  2015  Impact of Dual Slope Path Loss on User Association in HetNets [link]  [pdf]  [abstract] 
    Nikhil Garg, Sarabjot Singh, and Jeffrey Andrews
    IEEE Globecom Workshops

  3.  2017  Collaborative Optimization for Collective Decision-making in Continuous Spaces [link]  [arxiv]  [abstract]  [demo] 
    Nikhil Garg, Vijay Kamble, Ashish Goel, David Marn, and Kamesh Munagala
    International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW ’17)
    (Superseded by journal version above.)

  4.  2018  Markets for Public Decision-making [arxiv]  [abstract] 
    (a) Nikhil Garg, Ashish Goel, and Ben Plaut
    Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE ’18)
    (A journal version is in submission.)

  5.  2019  Analyzing Polarization in Social Media: Method and Application to Tweets on 21 Mass Shootings
    Dorottya Demszky, Nikhil Garg, Rob Voigt, James Zou, Jesse Shapiro, Matthew Gentzkow, and Dan Jurafsky
    Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL ’19)

  6.  2019  Designing Optimal Binary Rating Systems [arxiv]  [abstract] 
    Nikhil Garg and Ramesh Johari
    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS ’19)
    (A version of this work appeared at the Marketplace Innovation Workshop in 2017.)

Technical Reports

  1.  2013  Multi-Modal, Multi-State, Real-Time Crew State Monitoring System [pdf] 
    (a) Kier Fortier, Nikhil Garg, and Elizabeth Pickering
    NASA Glenn Research Center Research Report

  2.  2015  Comments of Nikhil Garg: A Doctrine of Fair Use of Unlicensed Bands [link]  [pdf] 
    Nikhil Garg
    Federal Communications Commission comment

  3.  2015  Fair Use and Innovation in Unlicensed Wireless Spectrum: LTE unlicensed and Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz unlicensed band [pdf] 
    Nikhil Garg
    IEEE-USA, Journal of Technology and Public Policy

  4.  2018  Comparing Voting Methods for Budget Decisions on the ASSU Ballot [pdf]  [abstract] 
    Lodewijk Gelauff, Sukolsak Sakshuwong, Nikhil Garg, and Ashish Goel

Thesis

  1.  2015  Downlink and Uplink User Association in Dense Next-Generation Wireless Networks [link]  [abstract] 
    Nikhil Garg
    Bachelors Thesis, University of Texas at Austin.