Professor Y. Narahari is currently teaching at the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. The focus of his research in the last decade has been to explore problems at the interface of computer science and microeconomics. In particular, he is interested in applications of game theory and mechanism design to design of auctions and electronic markets, multiagent systems, and social network research. He has coauthored a large number of influential research papers in these and other areas. Many of his doctoral and master's students have bagged best thesis prizes for their dissertations.
He is the lead author of a research monograph Game Theoretic Problems in Network Economics and Mechanism Design Solutions published by Springer, London, in 2009. He coauthored an acclaimed book earlier, Performance Modeling of Automated Manufacturing Systems (Prentice Hall, USA, 1992). He has also created a web-based teaching resource on Data Structures and Algorithms.
His work has been recognized through many fellowships and awards. He is an elected Fellow of the following Institutions and Academies: IEEE, New York; Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and the National Academy of Sciences. He has been a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and an Associate Editor of several reputed journals. He is currently a J.C. Bose National Fellow, a recognition awarded to distinguished scientists by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. In 2010, he received the Institute Award for Research Excellence in Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science.
During the past 15 years, he has been an active scientific collaborator with a host of global R & D companies and research labs including General Motors R & D, IBM Research, Infosys Technologies, Intel, Xerox Research, and Adobe Research Labs.
The current book represents a culmination of his teaching and research efforts in game theory and mechanism design during the past decade.