Ariel Procaccia

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University.

I usually work on problems at the interface of computer science and economics. Some of my current research interests include:
  • Computational social choice, and its applications to crowdsourcing and human computation.
  • Computational game theory, and its applications to physical security and cybersecurity.
  • Computational mechanism design, and its applications to kidney exchange.
  • Computational fair division, and its applications to, well, making the world a bit fairer.
I am a member of the AI group, the theory group, and the ACO program. I write papers, teach courses, serve on various editorial boards and program committees, and, best of all, advise wonderful students and postdocs.

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Latest news and announcements

Jun 2015 New NSF grant in computational fair division.
Apr 2015 A new version of Spliddit, featuring two new apps and improvements to the old ones, has officially launched!
Press coverage (newest to oldest): Pittsburgh Magazine, GeekWire, NSF podcast, Fast Company, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Lifehacker, Slashdot, Gizmodo, Nautilus Magazine, The New York Times.
Mar 2015 Won the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award.
Mar 2015 Nika Haghtalab was awarded an IBM PhD Fellowship.
Feb 2015 Named a Sloan Research Fellow.
Jun 2014 Junxing Wang and I received the best student paper award at EC-14 for "Fair Enough: Guaranteeing Approximate Maximin Shares".
Feb 2014 Received the NSF CAREER Award.
Feb 2014 Nisarg Shah won the Facebook PhD Fellowship in Internet Economics.

Contact details

Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: GHC 9021

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