Vincent Conitzer, Kimberly J. Jenkins 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
Office Location:  LSRC D207, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-6503
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.cs.duke.edu/~conitzer/

Education:

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

Microeconomic Theory
Microeconomics
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.

Keywords:

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

Recent Publications

  1. Conitzer, V, A Puzzle about Further Facts, Erkenntnis, vol. 84 no. 3 (June, 2019), pp. 727-739, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs]
  2. Kramer, MF; Schaich Borg, J; Conitzer, V; Sinnott-Armstrong, W, When Do People Want AI to Make Decisions?, Aies 2018 Proceedings of the 2018 Aaai/Acm Conference on Ai, Ethics, and Society (December, 2018), pp. 204-209, ISBN 9781450360128 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Ueda, S; Iwasaki, A; Conitzer, V; Ohta, N; Sakurai, Y; Yokoo, M, Coalition structure generation in cooperative games with compact representations, Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, vol. 32 no. 4 (July, 2018), pp. 503-533, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs]
  4. Freeman, R; Conitzer, V; Zahedi, SM; Lee, BC, Dynamic proportional sharing: A game-theoretic approach, Sigmetrics 2018 Abstracts of the 2018 Acm International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (June, 2018), pp. 33-35, ACM Press, ISBN 9781450358460 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Kolb, A; Conitzer, V, Crying about a Strategic Wolf, Kelley School of Business Research Paper no. 16 (March, 2018)