Ankur Mani

Ankur Mani

Ankur Mani

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Room 107D
15 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D. in Media, Arts and Sciences, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2007
Arizona State University

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2001
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi


More information can be found on Mani's personal website.

Research Interests

Mani's research focuses on distributed experimentation and learning in supply chain networks and social networks, matching and mechanism design without money, sustainability and transportation problems.

Selected Publications

  • J. Huang, Mani, A., Z. Wang, “The Value of Price Discrimination in Large Social Networks,” forthcoming in Management Science.
  • H. Kharkwal, D. Olson, J. Huang, A. Mohan, Mani, A., and J. Srivastava, “University Operations During a Pandemic: A Flexible Decision Analysis Toolkit,” forthcoming in ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.
  • Mani, A., L.R. Varshney, and A. Pentland, “Quantization Games on Social Networks and Language Evolution,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2021.
  • Ankur Mani, Iyad Rahwan and Alex Pentland, “Inducing Peer-Pressure to Promote Cooperation,” Scientific Reports: A Journal of the Nature Publishing Group, April 26, 2013.
  • Ankur Mani, Vivek Singh, Alex Pentland, “Social Persuasion in Online and Physical Networks,” forthcoming in Proceedings of the IEEE, 2014.
  • Ankur Mani, Hari Sundaram, “Modeling User Context with Applications to Media Retreival,” Multimedia Systems Journal, Springer Verlag, 2007.