Professor Kominers’s research focuses on market design, developing economic analysis that provides practical solutions to real-world problems. He works at all stages of the economic design process—building underlying theory and technology, identifying new design applications, and working with practitioners to implement solutions to market failures. He also advises companies engaged in marketplace development and design, such as Calibra. He is Vice-Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation (SIGecom), serves on the National Leadership Council of the Society for Science & the Public, and co-leads one of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity global working groups on inequality.
Professor Kominers has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Star Family Fund, the William F. Milton Fund, and the Oxford Martin School, among others. He received the AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize in 2010, was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow in 2015, and won the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising in 2016 and a Webby Award in 2018.