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

Office Location: LSRC D207, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-6503
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Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2003
B.A., Harvard University, 2001

Artificial Intelligence
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.
Teaching (Spring 2018):
  • COMPSCI 223.01, Comp microeconomics Synopsis
    Social Sciences 136, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • PHIL 590S.01, Special fields seminar (top) Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, WF 07:30 PM-08:45 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  • Conitzer, V; Freeman, R; Shah, N. "Fair public decision making."  June, 2017: 629-646. [doi]  [abs]
  • Aziz, H; Brill, M; Conitzer, V; Elkind, E; Freeman, R; Walsh, T. "Justified representation in approval-based committee voting."  February, 2017: 461-485. [doi]  [abs]
  • Conitzer, V; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Borg, JS; Deng, Y; Kramer, M. "Moral decision making frameworks for artificial intelligence."  January, 2017: 4831-4835.  [abs]
  • Deng, Y; Conitzer, V. "Disarmament games."  January, 2017: 473-479.  [abs]
  • Albert, M; Conitzer, V; Stone, P. "Automated design of robust mechanisms."  January, 2017: 298-304.  [abs]

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