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Vincent Conitzer, Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies and Professor of Philosophy and Economics and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society 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.
Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  • Conitzer, V. "A Puzzle about Further Facts."  Springer Nature, June, 2019: 727-739. [doi]  [abs]
  • Kramer, MF; Schaich Borg, J; Conitzer, V; Sinnott-Armstrong, W. "When Do People Want AI to Make Decisions?."  December, 2018: 204-209. [doi]  [abs]
  • Ueda, S; Iwasaki, A; Conitzer, V; Ohta, N; Sakurai, Y; Yokoo, M. "Coalition structure generation in cooperative games with compact representations."  Springer Nature, July, 2018: 503-533. [doi]  [abs]
  • Freeman, R; Conitzer, V; Zahedi, SM; Lee, BC. "Dynamic proportional sharing: A game-theoretic approach."  ACM Press, June, 2018: 33-35. [doi]  [abs]
  • Kolb, A; Conitzer, V. "Crying about a Strategic Wolf."  March, 2018

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