Short Bio for Talks
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. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California in June 2016. 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 data-aware 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, and is selected to be the winner of the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research as well as the Best Dissertation Award in Computer Science at the University of Southern California. 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 has been deployed by the US Coast Guard for protecting the Staten Island Ferry in New York City since April 2013. Her work has led to the deployment of PAWS (Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security) in multiple conservation areas around the world, which provides predictive and prescriptive analysis for anti-poaching effort.
Ph.D. in Computer Science
University of Southern California
Advisor: Prof. Milind Tambe
Thesis: Towards Addressing Spatio-Temporal Aspects in Security Games
Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS), School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
- PC of AAAI (2018)
- Chair of Special Track on “Data-Centric Models and Approaches at the 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2017)
- Subject-matter editor of the Emerging Technologies track in Ecosphere Journal
- PC of EC (2017)
- Co-chair of the AAAI 2017 Spring Symposium on AI for Social Good (AISOC)
- PC of AAMAS (2017)
- PC of AAAI main track and CompSust track (2017)
- PC of IJCAI main track (2016, 2015) and CompSust track (2016)
- Chair of the AAAI 2015 Spring Symposium on Applied Computational Game Theory
- Co-organizer of 4th International Conference on Computational Sustainability (CompSust’16) and Co-chair of the Conference on Conservation, Computation, & Criminology (C4’16)
- Co-organizer of the USC Conference on Conservation, Computation, & Criminology (C4’15)
- Other activities: Reviewer of JAIR (2016); Reviewer of UAI (2016); Reviewer of AAAI (2015); Reviewer of AAMAS (2014); Reviewer of WINE (2013); Reviewer of Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2015); PC of AAMAS’16 Workshop on Security and Multi-agent Systems (SecMAS); PC of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT’15); PC of IJCAI’15 Workshop of Behavioral, Economic and Computational Intelligence for Security (BECIS); PC of AAMAS’15 Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems (OPTMAS); PC of AAMAS’14 Joint Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Constraint Reasoning (OPTMAS-DCR)
- 2017. Best Paper in the First International Workshop on Teams in Multiagent Systems (TEAMAS) held jointly with AAMAS 2017.
Paper: Zheyuan Shi, Fei Fang. Optimizing Peer Teaching to Enhance Team Performance.
- 2017. The William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research at the University of Southern California.
- 2017. Best Dissertation Award in Computer Science at the University of Southern California.
Dissertation title: Towards Addressing Spatio-Temporal Aspects in Security Games. Advisor: Prof. Milind Tambe.
- 2017. Runner-up for IFAAMAS-16 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award. Dissertation title: Towards Addressing Spatio-Temporal Aspects in Security Games. Advisor: Prof. Milind Tambe.
- 2016. Best Research Assistant, Computer Science Department, University of Southern California.
- 2016. Best Application of AI, Best Student Video Award Finalist, AAAI 2016 Video Competition.
Video: PAWS: Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security
- 2016. Innovative Application Award, Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI).
Paper: Deploying PAWS: Field Optimization of the Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security
- 2015. Outstanding Paper Award, International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Computational Sustainability Track.
Paper: When Security Games Go Green: Designing Defender Strategies to Prevent Poaching and Illegal Fishing
- 2014. WiSE Merit Fellowship.
- 2013. Meritorious Team Commendation from Commandant of the US Coast Guard.
- Other awards: Selected Participant for Rising Stars in EECS: An Academic Career Workshop for Women. 2015; Flag Letter of Appreciation from Vice Admiral R.C. Parker, US Coast Guard. 2013; Poster Competition Finalist at the First Conference on Validating Models of Adversary Behaviors, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York, June 2013