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

Adams Wei Yu weiyu at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Sep 11 07:06:14 EDT 2017

A gentle reminder that the talk will be tomorrow (Tuesday) noon.

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 5:09 AM, Adams Wei Yu <weiyu at cs.cmu.edu> wrote:

> 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
> Abstract:
> 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.
> Bio:
> 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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