I am an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on
Economics and Computation (ACM-TEAC)
and was previously an associate editor of the
Artificial Intelligence Journal
and the Journal of AI Research (JAIR)
. I was General Chair for ACM-EC in 2023
, Program Chair for AAAI
, and Program Chair for ACM-EC in 2012
. I was Chair of the ACM
Special Interest Group on Electronic
from 2015–2019 and a member of the Board of
Directors of the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents
and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) from 2014–2020. I have been Tutorial Chair for IJCAI
. I've guest edited for
Games and Economic Behavior (GEB)
have been an area chair for AAAI
and have held senior program committee and program committee roles at a
wide range of conferences across AI, machine learning, algorithmic game
theory, and beyond.
Prospective Graduate Students
For students not enrolled at UBC: please
do not contact me directly; instead,
apply to my department
and indicate an interest in working with me.
You can learn about my research area from
my free online class
. I am likely to take on new PhD students from outside UBC
only when I am already familiar with their publications from conferences
that I attend.
I am likely to take on other students for an MSc with the possibility of
continuing to a PhD. For students who are
already at UBC,
please take my grad class
and drop by
interested in the intersection between artificial intelligence, heuristic optimization, and strategic behavior.
Past Graduate Students and Postdocs My past PhD students are Jason Hartford (2021), James Wright (2016), David Thompson (2015), Lin Xu (2014), Baharak Rastegari (2013), Albert Xin Jiang (2011), Frank Hutter (2009). My past MSc students are Yingsai Dong (2015),
Steve Ramage (2015),
Chris Thornton (2013),
Chris Nell (2011),
Ashiqur KhudaBukhsk (2009),
Erik Zawadzki (2008), Asher Lipson (2005). My past postdocs are Lars Kotthoff (2017), Alice Gao (2017), Frank Hutter (2013).