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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/
Erik Brinkman
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Erik Brinkman Defends Thesis Proposal

Erik Brinkman successfully defended his thesis proposal today: Understanding Financial Market Behavior through Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis. Congratulations, Erik.
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Xintong Wang Passes Prelim

Xintong Wang passed her prelim exam, based on her directed study project: Spoofing the Limit Order Book: An Agent-Based Model. Congratulations, Xintong.
Frank Cheng
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Frank Cheng Passes Prelim

Frank Cheng passed his prelim exam, based on his directed study project: Strategic Payment Routing in Financial Credit Networks. Congratulations, Frank.
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JAAMAS Special issue on Autonomous Agents for ABM

Just published: the special issue of J. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, on Autonomous Agents for Agent-Based Modeling.  Co-editors: Virginia Dignum, Nigel Gilbert, Michael Wellman.
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Chris Kiekintveld promoted to Assoc Prof w/ Tenure at UTEP

SRG alum Chris Kiekintveld has now been officially promoted to Associate Professor of Computer Science, with Tenure, at the University of Texas El Paso. Congratulations, Chris!

Wellman Appointed to OFR Financial Research Advisory Committee

Michael Wellman was appointed for a 3-year term to the Office of Financial Research's Financial Research Advisory Committee, effective July 2016.  He participated in the 28 July meeting held at the Federal Reserve Building in New York City…
Travis Martin
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Travis Martin defends dissertation

Congrats to Travis Martin, for successfully defending his PhD dissertation on Monday (13 June 2016). Travis's thesis comprises four studies in network science, and was co-advised (actually predominantly advised) by Mark Newman.  The title: Theoretical…