Mallesh M Pai is a Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an Affiliate of the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences. His research interests include mechanism design/ auction theory, the economics of privacy, social networks/ social learning and statistical decision theory.He has a PhD in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.