Alice Gao
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Alice Gao

Postdoctoral Fellow
Computer Science
University of British Columbia

2366 Main Mall, Room X563
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

xigao AT cs DOT ubc DOT ca


I'm a postdoctoral research fellow in Computer Science at University of British Columbia, hosted by Kevin Leyton-Brown. I am generously supported by the Canadian NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Before this, I obtained PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University and I was advised by Yiling Chen. Before Harvard, I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at University of British Columbia.


My research interest is at the intersection of artificial intelligence and economics. I design information systems to combine judgements and beliefs of many individuals in order to inform decision making. My work has tackled a range of problems including designing peer grading mechanisms and forecasting future events, by using a mix of theoretical and experimental methods.

Keywords: artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, information elicitation and aggregation, game theory, behavioural experiments


Ph.D. Dissertation

Eliciting and Aggregating Truthful and Noisy Information
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, September 2014.

SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award runner up
IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award runner up


I am teaching CPSC 121: Models of Computation from January to April 2017. I taught this course twice in 2016.