[AI Seminar] AI Seminar -- Fei Fang -- September 12

Adams Wei Yu weiyu at cs.cmu.edu
Sat Sep 9 08:09:53 EDT 2017

Dear faculty and students,

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, September 12, at noon in NSH
3305 for AI Seminar. To learn more about the seminar series, please visit
the AI Seminar webpage <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aiseminar/>.

On Tuesday, Professor Fei Fang <https://feifang.info/> will give the
following talk:

Title: Data-Aware Game Theory and Mechanism Design for Security,
Sustainability, and Mobility


There is a rise of interest in developing artificial intelligence-based
tools to address societal challenges in security, sustainability, and
mobility domains, e.g., protecting critical infrastructure and cyber
network, protecting wildlife, fishery, and forest, and improving the
efficiency of ridesharing systems. Motivated by these challenges, we have
proposed game theory and machine learning based models and algorithms that
provide descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis for problems with
strategic interactions between intelligent agents (such as law enforcement
agencies and their adversaries, or the drivers and riders) and data
available to some of the agents. The algorithms have led to several
applications deployed in the field for protecting the Staten Island Ferry
in New York City, for poaching threat tracking and prediction in Africa,
and for tiger conservation in Southeast Asia.


Fei Fang is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Software Research
at Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining CMU, she was a Postdoctoral
Fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at
Harvard University, advised by Prof. David Parkes and Prof. Barbara Grosz.
She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Southern California in June 2016, advised by Prof. Milind
Tambe. She received her bachelor degree from the Department of Electronic
Engineering, Tsinghua University in July 2011. Her research lies in the
field of artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems, focusing on
computational game theory and mechanism design with applications to
security, sustainability, and mobility domains. Her dissertation is
selected as the runner-up for IFAAMAS-16 Victor Lesser Distinguished
Dissertation Award. Her work has won the Innovative Application Award at
Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI 16), the
Outstanding Paper Award in Computational Sustainability Track at the
International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 15). Her
work on "Protecting Moving Targets with Mobile Resources" has been deployed
by the US Coast Guard for protecting the Staten Island Ferry in New York
City since April 2013. Her work on designing patrol strategies to combat
illegal poaching has lead to the deployment of PAWS application in a
conservation area in Southeast Asia for protecting tigers.
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