About Me

I am the Alan Batson Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UVA. I work broadly on algorithms, game theory and machine learning. Prior to UVA, I was a postdoc at Harvard, hosted by Yiling Chen and David Parkes. I received my PhD in Computer Science at University of Southern California, advised by Shaddin Dughmi and Milind Tambe (now at Harvard). My thesis titled Information as a Double-Edged Sword in Strategic Interactions received Honorable Mention award for both the ACM SIGecom Dissertation Award and IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award. My CV can be found here.


Contact

Office: Rice Hall 522
E-mail: hx4ad AT virginia.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 my publications 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


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