For students who are interested in AI for Social Good: I am teaching 08-537 / 08-737: Artificial Intelligence Methods for Social Good in Spring 2018 (Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:50). Course poster can be found here: CoursePoster_08737
For prospective students who are planning to apply for Ph.D. programs: If you are interested in working with me, please apply for the Ph.D. programs in CMU/SCS. I am a core faculty in Societal Computing Ph.D. Program, and an affiliated faculty in Machine Learning Department. You may apply to several Ph.D. programs at CMU/SCS at once. Mention and explain your interest in my work to ensure that I see your application.
For students at CMU: If you are interested in working with me, please take or audit my course 08-537 / 08-737: Artificial Intelligence Methods for Social Good in Spring 2018 and work on a course project.
- February 5, 2018. I presented our work on “Policy Learning for Continuous Space Security Games using Neural Networks” at AAAI 2018. [Slides]
- January 29, 2018. The “AI Methods for Social Good” course is featured in Digital Trends and Yahoo! Finance: Don’t be fooled by dystopian sci-fi stories: A.I. is becoming a force for good
- January 24, 2018. Our paper “Deceiving Cyber Adversaries: A Game Theoretic Approach” is accepted to AAMAS 2018.
- January 18, 2018. The “AI Methods for Social Good” course is featured in Fast Co. Design: You Can Now Take A Class On How To Make AI That Isn’t Evil
- December 29, 2017. Our research on detecting wildlife and human from videos taken by conservation drones is featured at Discover Blog: ‘Predator’ Vision Drones Get AI to Spot Poachers
- December 1, 2017. I gave an invited talk on “Integrating Machine Learning with Game Theory and Mechanism Design for Security, Sustainability, and Mobility” at the departmental seminar series for 2017-2018 in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the State University of New York at Buffalo. [Slides]
- November 29, 2017. I was interviewed by Cheddar TV (broadcast live) on “Preventing Poaching with Science” [recorded video clip].
- November 9, 2017. I gave a talk on “Data-Aware Game Theory for Security”at CMU Privacy Seminar.
- November 7, 2017. Our paper “Policy Learning for Continuous Space Security Games using Neural Networks” is accepted to AAAI 2018 [pdf].
- November 1, 2017. Our paper “SPOT Poachers in Action: Augmenting Conservation Drones with Automatic Detection in Near Real Time” is accepted to IAAI 2018.
- October 2017. I served as a Program Chair for AAAI 2018 [pdf].
- October 23, 2017. I chaired the Special Track on “Data-Centric Models and Applications” at the 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2017).
- October 19-October 20, 2017. I went on patrols with rangers in a conservation area in Northeastern China.
- October 17. Video introduction of Carnegie Mellon Societal Computing Program is online.
- October 17. I gave a talk at Peking University, China.
- October 16. I gave a talk (and a guest lecture at “Economics and Computation” course) at Tsinghua University, China.
- October 10, 2017. I gave a talk at WWF Law Enforcement and Research Workshop, Cambodia.
- September 28, 2017. I gave a guest lecture at 05-499 / 05-899 Special Topics: Computing for Good (C4G) on “Data-Aware Game Theory and Mechanism Design for Security, Sustainability and Mobility”.
- September 27, 2017. I gave a talk at DDMLab led by Prof. Coty Gonzalez on “Game Theory for Security and Sustainability – Human Behavior Modeling & Learning”.
- September 21, 2017. My course 08-537 / 08-737: Artificial Intelligence Methods for Social Good (Spring 2018) is scheduled for Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:50.
- September 20, 2017. I gave an oral presentation on our recent paper “Taking it for a Test Drive: A Hybrid Spatio-temporal Model for Wildlife Poaching Prediction Evaluated through a Controlled Field Test”[pdf] at ECML PKDD 2017.
- September 12, 2017. I gave a talk on “Data-Aware Game Theory and Mechanism Design for Security, Sustainability and Mobility” at CMU AI Lunch Seminar. Slides can be downloaded here: 20170912_AILunch
- August 30, 2017. I gave a talk on “Machine Learning for Sustainability” at Machine Learning Department Orientation.
- August 25, 2017. We had the first meeting for the Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning reading group.
- August 22, 2017. I gave a talk on “Data-Aware Game Theory and Mechanism Design for Security, Sustainability and Mobility” at 2017 Introductory Course for CS Doctoral Students.
- August 18, 2017. I gave a talk on “Neural Nets for Continuous Security Games” at the University of Southern California.
- August 1, 2017. I started working at CMU.
- August 2017. I served as the Chair of Special Track on “Data-Centric Models and Applications” for 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2017).
- July 13, 2017. I gave a tutorial on “Game Theory for Protecting Natural Resources” at 2017 Doctoral Consortium on Computational Sustainability, which is held at the University of Southern California. The slides can be downloaded here: FeiFang_20170713_CompSustDC.
- July, 2017. I visited USC Center for Artificial Intelligence and Society.
- June 26, 2017. Together with Bo An and Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, I gave a tutorial on “Advances in Game Theory for Security and Privacy” at the Eighteenth ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (ACM EC’17), which is held at MIT. The slides of my part can be downloaded here: “Game Theory and Security: Human Behavior Modeling & Learning“
- May 17, 2017. Zheyuan Shi, Fei Fang. Optimizing Peer Teaching to Enhance Team Performance. Our paper is chosen as one of the best papers in the First International Workshop on Teams in Multiagent Systems (TEAMAS) which is held jointly with AAMAS 2017. It has been selected for publication in the AAMAS 2017 Workshops Best Papers volume to be published by Springer.
- May 17, 2017. I visited the University of New Hampshire and gave a seminar talk on “Game-Theoretic Approaches for Real-World Security and Sustainability Challenges”
- May 11, 2017. I won the Best Dissertation Award in Computer Science and the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research at the University of Southern California