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 intelligent decision making and machine learning in non-cooperative multi-agent environments, particularly in informationally complex setups (e.g., with asymmetric or limited access to information). 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)
-- Learning parameters of economic systems in presence of incentive conflicts
-- Robustness and learnability of economic models
-- 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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