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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
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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. Awad, E; Levine, S; Anderson, M; Anderson, SL; Conitzer, V; Crockett, MJ; Everett, JAC; Evgeniou, T; Gopnik, A; Jamison, JC; Kim, TW; Liao, SM; Meyer, MN; Mikhail, J; Opoku-Agyemang, K; Borg, JS; Schroeder, J; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Slavkovik, M; Tenenbaum, JB, Computational ethics., Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 26 no. 5 (May, 2022), pp. 388-405 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Chan, L; Schaich Borg, J; Conitzer, V; Wilkinson, D; Savulescu, J; Zohny, H; Sinnott-Armstrong, W, Which features of patients are morally relevant in ventilator triage? A survey of the UK public., Bmc Medical Ethics, vol. 23 no. 1 (March, 2022), pp. 33 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Afnan, M; Afnan, MAM; Liu, Y; Savulescu, J; Mishra, A; Conitzer, V; Rudin, C, Data solidarity for machine learning for embryo selection: a call for the creation of an open access repository of embryo data., Reproductive Biomedicine Online (March, 2022), pp. S1472-6483(22)00151-1 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Albert, M; Conitzer, V; Lopomo, G; Stone, P, Mechanism Design for Correlated Valuations: Efficient Methods for Revenue Maximization, Operations Research, vol. 70 no. 1 (January, 2022), pp. 562-584, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Conitzer, V; Feng, Z; Parkes, DC; Sodomka, E, Welfare-Preserving ε -BIC to BIC Transformation with Negligible Revenue Loss, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 13112 LNCS (January, 2022), pp. 76-94, ISBN 9783030946753 [doi]  [abs]

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