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Vincent Conitzer, Kimberly J. Jenkins Distinguished University Professor of New Technologies and Professor of Economics and Philosophy and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Bass Fellow of Computer Science

Vincent Conitzer
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Office Location:  LSRC D207, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-6503
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2021):

    Gross Hall 103, F 10:15 AM-11:30 AM; Wilkinson 021, W 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
    Social Sciences 136, M 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Ph.D.Carnegie Mellon University2006
M.S.Carnegie Mellon University2003
B.A. Harvard University2001

Microeconomic Theory
Computational Economics
Research Interests: (Computational aspects of) game theory, mechanism design, social choice theory, auctions and exchanges, electronic commerce

Professor Vincent Conitzer's research focuses on issues in the intersection of computer science (especially artificial intelligence) and economics. This includes the design of new marketplaces and other negotiation protocols that allow humans and software agents to express their preferences naturally and accurately, and that generate good outcomes based on these preferences. It also includes the design of software agents that can act strategically in settings where multiple parties all pursue their own interests. This requires the use of concepts from game theory, as well as operationalizing these concepts by finding efficient algorithms for computing the corresponding solutions. Finally, his research includes the study of all settings in computer science in which multiple parties will act in their own self-interest, as well as the design of incentive mechanisms to reach good outcomes in spite of such behavior.


intersection of computer science and economics • game theory • mechanism design • electronic commerce • artificial intelligence • multiagent systems • auctions & exchanges • public goods & externalities • expressive markets/negotiation • preference elicitation • coalition formation • voting • resource-bounded reasoning • learning in games • computational & communication complexity • game playing • optimization • search • machine learning

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Afnan, MAM; Rudin, C; Conitzer, V; Savulescu, J; Mishra, A; Liu, Y; Afnan, M, Ethical Implementation of Artificial Intelligence to Select Embryos in in Vitro Fertilization, Aies 2021 Proceedings of the 2021 Aaai/Acm Conference on Ai, Ethics, and Society (July, 2021), pp. 316-326, ISBN 9781450384735 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Kephart, A; Conitzer, V, The Revelation Principle for Mechanism Design with Signaling Costs, Acm Transactions on Economics and Computation, vol. 9 no. 1 (March, 2021) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Oesterheld, C; Conitzer, V, Safe pareto improvements for delegated game playing, Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Aamas, vol. 2 (January, 2021), pp. 971-979, ISBN 9781713832621  [abs]
  4. Kolb, A; Conitzer, V, Crying about a strategic wolf: A theory of crime and warning, Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 189 no. 16 (September, 2020) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Zhang, H; Conitzer, V, Combinatorial Ski Rental and Online Bipartite Matching, Ec 2020 Proceedings of the 21st Acm Conference on Economics and Computation (July, 2020), pp. 879-910, ISBN 9781450379755 [doi]  [abs]

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