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Ravi Kant Rai

Research Scholar:

Induatrial Engineering and Operations Research, IIT-Bombay


Prof. K.S. Mallikarjuna Rao

Research Interest:

  • Game Theory, Blotto Games
  • Combinatorial games
  • Mechansim Design
  • Stochastic Processes, Probability Theory


  • (with Urban Larsson and Neel Patel) "Discrete Richman-bidding Scoring Games", Accepted for publication in International Journal of Game Theory.

International Conferences:

  • Gave a talk on "Optimal play in Duidoku Game" at Combinatorial Game Theory colloquium held at Lisbon, Portugal on January 24, 2019.
  • Gave a talk on "Who wins the Gambling Tic-Tac-Toe" at Recreational Mathematics Colloquium held at Lisbon, Portugal on January 29, 2019.
  • Presented a Poster on "Bidding Tic-Tac-Toe" at International Workshop on Game Theory and Networks held at Dibrugarh University.
  • (with K.S. Mallikarjuna Rao) "Sudoku, Duidoku and Map Colouring Game", Accepted for Poster presentation at GAMES 2020 in Budapest, Hungary.

Teaching Assistant:

  • IE 605 Engineering Statistics, Autumn 2014
  • IE 708 Markov Decision Processes, Spring 2015
  • SI 404 Applied Stocahstic Processes, Spring 2015 
  • IE 611 Introduction to Stochastic Models, Autumn 2015 
  • IE 502 Probability Models, Spring 2016
  • IE 611 Introduction to Stochastic Models, Autumn 2016
  • IE 614 Linear Systems, Spring 2017
  • IE 611 Introduction to Stochastic Models, Autumn 2017

Academic Background:

  • M.Sc. Ph.D., IEOR Department, IITB, 2012-present
  • B.Sc., Statistics Honours, Department of Statistics, BHU, 2009-2012


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