Short Bio

Apostolos Filippas is a Ph.D. Candidate in Information Systems at the NYU Stern School of Business. His research programme concerns the economics, efficient design, and implications of online platforms, with a focus on sharing economy marketplaces. He is co-advised by Arun Sundararajan and John J. Horton.

In his work he studies topics including the public policy implications of online platforms, the limits of online reputation systems, the management of organizational change under the sharing economy business model, and the aggregation of boundedly rational user behavior into platform-level phenomena. His research methodologies include developing economic models, conducting field experiments using randomized controlled trials, and developing and using machine learning methods to extract insights from large data sets.

Apostolos' research has appeared in premier venues such as the ACM conference on Economics and Computation (EC), the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), the ZEW Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and the Big Data journal. His work has been recognized with the ICIS best paper in the Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, Blockchain, and Sharing Economy track, and has been nominated for the ICIS best conference paper award.

Apostolos currently serves as the editorial assistant of the Big Data journal. He holds a diploma degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) from the University of Patras.

Research

Teaching

  • IT in Business and Society (Instructor, Summer 2016, UG)
    Syllabus | Reviews | Overall evaluation: 6.9/7 (department average: 5.3/7)
    [Commendation for teaching excellence by the Dean for doctoral education]
  • Network Analytics (Teaching Fellow, Fall 2017, MSBA)
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  • Decision Models (Teaching Fellow, Spring 2017, UG)
    Syllabus | Reviews
  • Decision Models (Teaching Fellow, Spring 2017, MBA)
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  • Decision Models (Teaching Fellow, Spring 2017, MSBA)
    Syllabus | Reviews
  • Network Analytics (Teaching Fellow, Summer 2016, MSBA)
    Syllabus | Reviews
  • Data Mining for Business Analytics (Teaching Fellow, Spring 2016, MBA)
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  • Operations Management (Teaching Fellow, Winter 2016, MBA)
    Syllabus | Reviews
  • Decision Models (Teaching Fellow, Spring 2015, UG)
    Syllabus | Reviews
  • Decision Models (Teaching Fellow, Spring 2015, MBA)
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  • Decision Models (Teaching Fellow, Winter 2015, MSBA)
    Syllabus | Reviews