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CFP: AIj special issue on Autonomous Agents Modeling Other Agents

Announcing a special issue of Artificial Intelligence, co-edited by Stefano Albrecht, Peter Stone, and Michael Wellman. Call for Papers deadline: 31 Dec 18
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Megan Shearer Passes Prelim

Megan Shearer passed her prelim exam, based on her directed study project: Incentivizing Rider Time-Shift in a Multi-Leg Public Transportation System. Congratulations, Megan.
Erik Brinkman
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Erik Brinkman defends thesis

On Tue 20 Mar, Erik Brinkman successfully defended his thesis, "Understanding financial market behavior through empirical game-theoretic analysis". Congratulations, soon-to-be Dr. Brinkman. Thanks to the thesis committee members: Jacob…
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Asimov Debate on Artificial Intelligence

I had the privilege of participating in the 2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, on the subject of Artificial Intelligence, held at the American Museum of Natural History on 13 Feb. The event was hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and featured five…
Mason Wright
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Mason Wright Defends Thesis Proposal

Mason Wright successfully defended his thesis proposal last week: Stable Profiles in Simulation-Based Games via Reinforcement Learning and Statistics. Congratulations, Mason.
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New project on market manipulation

Collaboration with Tucker Balch (Ga Tech), Uday Rajan (UMich), and Michael Barr (UMich), funded by NSF BIGDATA program. CSE news posting.
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Algocracy Podcast

Uday Rajan and I appeared on the Algocracy and Transhumanism Project Podcast, hosted by John Danaher, to talk about our recent article on the ethics of automated trading.
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Bloomberg article about ASU Origins workshop on adverse AI outcomes

Last weekend I attended a very interesting meeting at Arizona State U, hosted by the Origins Project, devoted to discussions on potential adverse outcomes from AI, and how to avoid them. Bloomberg News ran an article describing it at high level.…
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Wired article on hedge fund using private currency for crowdsouring

I'm quoted as a skeptic. https://www.wired.com/2017/02/ai-hedge-fund-created-new-currency-make-wall-street-work-like-open-source/