2. Computational aspects. (85 min)
3. Statistical approaches. (75 min)
Bio of the speaker
Lirong Xia is an assistant professor at Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute (RPI). Previously he was a CRCS fellow and NSF CIFellow at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2011 and M.A. in Economics in 2010, both from Duke University. His Ph.D. dissertaiton “Computational Voting Theory: Game-Theoretic and Combinatorial Aspects” won 2011 Duke CS outstanding Ph.D. dissertation award.
His research focuses on the intersection of computer science and economics, especially computational social choice, game theory, and mechanism design. He has published over than 40 papers in some of the most prestigious conferences and journals in AI and Theory, including AAAI, AAMAS, ACM EC, CP, IJCAI, KR, SODA, UAI, AIJ, and JAIR. He has served on the program committee of major AI conferences, and is now on the editorial board of JAIR.