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Vincent Conitzer, Bass Fellow of Computer Science and Professor of Economics and Philosophy and Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies

Vincent Conitzer
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Office Location:  LSRC D207, Durham, NC 27708
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Teaching (Spring 2016):

    Physics 047, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 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. V Conitzer, A devastating example for the Halfer Rule, Philosophical Studies, vol. 172 no. 8 (August, 2015), pp. 1985-1992, ISSN 0031-8116 [doi]
  2. V Conitzer, Can rational choice guide us to correct de se beliefs?, Synthese (April, 2015), ISSN 0039-7857 [doi]
  3. V Conitzer, A Dutch book against sleeping beauties who are evidential decision theorists, Synthese (February, 2015), ISSN 0039-7857 [doi]
  4. M Guo and V Conitzer, Better redistribution with inefficient allocation in multi-unit auctions, Artificial Intelligence, vol. 216 (November, 2014), pp. 287-308, ISSN 0004-3702 [doi]
  5. L Wagman and V Conitzer, False-name-proof voting with costs over two alternatives, International Journal of Game Theory, vol. 43 no. 3 (August, 2014), pp. 599-618, ISSN 0020-7276 [doi]

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