Evdokia Nikolova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously she was an an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science & Engineering Department at Texas A&M University and a postdoctoral associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT.
She graduated with a BA in Applied Mathematics with Economics from Harvard University, MS in Mathematics from Cambridge University (U.K.) and Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT. She is interested in risk analysis from an algorithmic perspective arising in stochastic optimization, networks, economics and complex systems. She has worked on applications to transportation and is also interested in energy and other domains where her work may apply.
She is a recipient of a 2014 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and a 2013 Google Faculty Research Award.