About Me

I am the Alan Batson Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and direct the Sigma Research Lab (Strategic IntelliGence for Machine Agents) at UVA.

Prior to UVA, I was a postdoc at Harvard, hosted by Yiling Chen and David Parkes. I received a PhD in Computer Science from USC advised by Shaddin Dughmi and Milind Tambe (now at Harvard), after writing this dissertation which was recognized by the ACM SIGecom Dissertation Award and IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award. My CV can be found here.


Office: Rice Hall 522

E-mail: hx4ad AT virginia DOT edu

About My Research

I study how incentives/information/data affect learning and decision making, which is situated in the general field of computer science and economics (also known as EconCS). The following are some projects that I am actively researching on. Please see our Sigma Research Lab for more details.
-- Strategic use of information in game-theoretic settings (a.k.a., persuasion or signaling)
-- How to learn from strategic or adversarial data sources, and what happens at equilibrium
-- The pricing and sell of information/data
-- Resource allocation in adversarial environments, with applications to security, privacy protection and fake news control

We are looking for 2-3 PhD students in 2021-2022 academic year. Please read this if you are interested.

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