Department of Informatics - Computation and Economics Research Group

2 PhD Positions in Computer Science (Algorithmic Game Theory + AI/Machine Learning)
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In our research group, we study foundational market design questions from an algorithmic and game-theoretic perspective. Current group members work on a variety of projects including machine learning-based combinatorial auctions, data markets, cloud computing markets, financial markets, and equilibrium finding algorithms.

Most of our projects are funded by the ERC and the Swiss National Science Foundation. We have an international network of collaborators, including at companies such as Google and Microsoft. We publish in the top conferences and journals in AI and Economics and Computation.

Your responsibilities

Market design is a research field that combines techniques from computer science, game theory, operations research, and other fields. Its goal is to design new, well-functioning marketplaces or repair ones that are broken.

The focus of these two positions will be on the intersection of AI/machine learning, market design, and algorithmic game theory. You will work with Prof. Dr. Sven Seuken on high-impact market design research projects.

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What we offer

Place of work

University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Binzmuehlestrasse 14
8050 Zurich

Start of employment

The preferred employment starting date is September 2020, but the exact starting date is flexible/negotiable. All applications received by June 18, 2020 will be considered. Applications received afterwards will be considered until the position is filled.

If you fit this profile, like challenging tasks, and are passionate about research, then we would love to hear from you. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are *not* accepted through this website (i.e., do *not* click on the "apply now" button). Instead, to submit your application,please go to the following website: Application for PhD Student Position.

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