Ariel Procaccia 2006-2007

Institution of PhD:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Academic Discipline of PhD:
Computer Science
PhD Advisor/s:
Jeffrey S. Rosenschein
Dissertation Topic:
Computational Voting Theory
Year Awarded PhD:
Institution of Postdoc:
Harvard University
Present Institution:
Carnegie Mellon University
Present Academic Position:
Assistant Professor

Ariel Procaccia is a computer scientist and an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2009, his thesis “Computational Voting Theory” was written under the supervision of Prof. Jeffrey S. Rosenschein.

Ariel usually works on problems at the interface of computer science and economics. Some of his current research interests include:

i) Computational social choice, and its applications to crowdsourcing and human computation,

ii) Computational game theory, and its applications to physical security and cybersecurity,

iii) Computational mechanism design, and its applications to kidney exchange,

iv) Computational fair division, and its applications to, well, making the world a bit fairer.

Ariel is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2014), the (inaugural) Yahoo! Academic Career Enhancement Award (2011), the Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award (2009), and the Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009). In 2013, IEEE Intelligent Systems named him on their biennial list of “AI’s 10 to Watch”. Ariel has won the 2015 Computers and Thought Award from the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence