senior research fellow
Short professional bio
Péter Biró graduated as a matematician from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2003) and received his PhD in mathematics and computer science from the same institute (2007). In the meantime he studied economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest, where he specialised in EU studies (2007). His research interest lies in the fields of cooperative game theory, algorithmic mechanism design and matching theory in particular. Before joining the game theory research group of the Institute of Economics in October 2010 he worked as a postdoc researcher at the University of Glasgow for three and a half years. He was a visiting professor at the Economics Department in Stanford University for a year in 2014, invited be Al Roth. In July 2016 he started a research group on Mechanism Design, sponsored by the Momentum Grant of the Academy. Besides the theoretical research, he has been involved in several applications, such as the UK kidney exchange program, the Scottish resident allocation scheme and the Hungarian higher education matching scheme.
(2016- ) Complex design of matching markets: sponsored by the Momentum Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (approx. 23,000k HUF/year).
(2017-2020) Heuristic problem solving in matching mechanisms: sponsored by the Cooperation of Excellences Project grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (40,000k HUF/year).
(2018-2021) Kidney exchange programmes: studies in economics, game theory and computation: sponsored by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (approx. 11,000k HUF/year).