MatchU.ai: Make Informed Decisions, Backed by Algorithms!

MatchU.ai blends education and research by offering an interactive platform to find how to form mutually beneficial relationships, decide how to distribute resources, or resolve conflicts about a set of alternatives through a suite of algorithms rooted in economics, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

Open Positions

I have multiple open positions at various levels (PhD, Masters, visting scholars, and undergraduate students) to work in the areas of multiagent systems, fair division, matching theory, and in general the intersection of AI and economics. I am especially looking for highly-motivated candidates with strong background in algorithm design and solid programming skills. Prior research experience in the fields of artificial intelligence and algorithm design is an asset. Students with background in economics, mathematics, or other related areas are also encouraged to apply.
Please take a look at my recent publications. If you are interested in joining my group, please complete the following form. There is no need to send me an email separately.

News

  • 2022
    NSF CAREER: Robust Fairness in Matching Markets

    I received an NSF CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation! Thank you, NSF! See more details here.

  • April 2022
    I was elected to IFAAMAS Board of Directors
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    I was elected to the IFAAMAS Board of Directors for a six-year term. IFAAMAS is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote science and technology in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous agents and multiagent systems. It is the governing body behind the AAMAS conference series.

  • April 2022
    Paper accepted to IJCAI-22
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    A paper on two-sided manipulation strategies in matching markets was accepted to IJCAI-22. Congratulations to my student Fatima Umar!

  • March 2022
    New Grant: Democratic Metaverse: Recovering Truth from Ranking Data

    Received a new grant from Penn State's IST Seed Funding. Thank you IST! See more details here.

  • December 2021
    Two full papers accepted to AAMAS-22
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    Two full papers were accepted to AAMAS-22. Congratulations to my students Andrew Searns and Angelina Brilliantova!

  • July 2021
    New Grant: NSF RI: Medium: Transparent Fair Division of Indivisble Items

    Received a new award from the National Science Foundation to further study transparency in fair allocation of resources and items and perceived fairness of humans. Thank you, NSF! This is a project in collaboration with Prof. Lirong Xia.
    See more details here.

  • July 2021
    New Grant: Robust and Fair Matching Markets: From Rideshare to Kidney Exchange

    Received a new grant from Penn State's IST Seed Funding to study fairness in matching markets. Thank you!

  • April 2021
    Three papers accepted to IJCAI-21
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    Three full papers (two of which with undergraduate students) accepted to IJCAI-21 and will be presented at the conference in August.

  • April 2021
    Co-chairing a tutorial session on Mechanism Design without Money: Matching, Facility Locations, and Beyond at IJCAI-2021

    The tutorial discusses various mechanism design settings (such as matching and facility locations), their desired properties and solution concepts, and algorithmic tools/mechanisms.
    See more details here.

  • Feb. 2021
    Co-chairing the 3rd Games, Agents and Incentives Workshop at AAMAS-2021

    Consider submitting your papers to the 3rd Games, Agents and Incentives Workshop (GAIW) @AAMAS 2021.
    See more details here.

  • Jan. 2021
    Invited Speaker at Applied Mechanism Design at IJCAI-21

    Invited to speak about my work on fair division along with a set of wonderful researcher on mechanism design. See more details here. Watch the video here.

  • Dec. 2020
    3 papers accepted to AAAI-21
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    2 full papers and 1 short abstract to be presented in AAAI-21!

  • Dec. 2020
    Congratulatiosn to Fatima!

    My research assistant, Fatima Umar, received a prestigous Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award at RIT.

  • Aug. 2020
    New Position at Penn State University
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    I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining Penn State University as an Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Fall 2020.

    I am deeply grateful to my colleagues, collaborators, and mentors at RIT for wonderful three years.

  • Apr. 2020
    1 full paper accepted in IJCAI-20 (acceptance rate ~12%)
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    1 full paper to be presented in IJCAI-PRICAI-20!

  • 2020
    Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Award (x2)

    Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Jan. 2020
    WXXI Radio Interview: Can AI help us become more fair as a society?
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    Connections: Can AI help us become more fair as a society?
    Listen to my interview: WXXI Radio Link.

  • Dec. 2019
    Andrew Searns received Honorable Mention, CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award!

    Congratulations to Andrew Searns, my undergraduate student at RIT working on fairness in resource allocation, who has received an Honorable Mention for the CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award!

  • Nov. 2019
    3 papers accepted in AAAI-20
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    1 full paper, 1 demo paper, and 1 short abstract to be presented in AAAI-20!

  • Nov. 2019
    WXXI Radio Interview: Will artificial intelligence enhance or replace human activity?
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    Connections: Will artificial intelligence enhance or replace human activity?
    Listen to my interview: WXXI Radio Link.

  • 2019
    NSF CRII Award
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    I was awareded Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) to work on fair division problems in dynamic environments.

  • 2019
    NSF IUSE Award
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    Title: Using Program Dependence Graphs to Propagate Feedback to Students on Programming Assignments and Promote Responsive Teaching.
    With Carlos Rivero and Zack Butler

  • 2019
    Two AAMAS Papers

    Two papers accepted at AAMAS: one full paper and one short paper.

    International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)

    More information: AAMAS Conference

  • 2018
    Best Program Committee (PC) Member
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    International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)

    More information: AAMAS Awards

  • 2018
    Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Award

    Rochester Institute of Technology