Short Bio for Talks
Fei Fang is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Software Research in the School of Computer Science 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.
Her research lies in the field of artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems, focusing on integrating game theory and mechanism design with machine learning. Her work has been motivated by and applied to security, sustainability, and mobility domains, contributing to the theme of AI for Social Good. Her work has won the Distinguished Paper at the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI’18), 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 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 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 ICML (2018)
- PC of AAMAS (2018, 2017)
- PC of AAAI (2018, 2017)
- PC of IJCAI (2018,2016, 2015)
- PC of COMPASS (2018)
- PC of EC (2017)
- PC of GameSec (2017, 2015)
- Subject-matter editor of the Emerging Technologies track in Ecosphere Journal
- Reviewer of JAAMAS (2018, 2017, 2016)
- Reviewer of AIJ (2017)
- Reviewer of JAIR (2017,2016)
- Chair of Special Track on “Data-Centric Models and Approaches at GameSec 2017
- Co-chair of the AAAI 2017 Spring Symposium on AI for Social Good (AISOC)
- 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 CMOT (2018); Reviewer of Simulation (2015); Reviewer of NIPS (2018); Reviewer of STOC (2017); Reviewer of UAI (2016); Reviewer of AAAI (2015); Reviewer of AAMAS (2014); Reviewer of WINE (2013); PC of IAT’15; Organizing committee and reviewer of the AI for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) Workshop at AAMAS/ICML/IJCAI-ECAI’18; PC of AAMAS’16 Workshop on Security and Multi-agent Systems (SecMAS); PC of IJCAI’15 Workshop of Behavioral, Economic and Computational Intelligence for Security (BECIS); PC of AAMAS Workshop on Optimisation in Multi-Agent Systems (OPTMAS) (2016, 2015, 2014)
- 2018. Distinguished Paper at the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI’18).
Paper: What game are we playing? End-to-end learning in normal and extensive form games
- 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:
- 2018. Certificate of Recognition for developing PAWS program to advance the mission of the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)
- 2015. Selected Participant for Rising Stars in EECS: An Academic Career Workshop for Women.
- 2013. 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.