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Reshef Meir


Professor
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Israel

Biography

A senior lecturer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, department of Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to that, I was a Post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society, Harvard University. I completed my PhD at the Hebrew University (computer science) in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Jeffrey S. Rosenschein. My PhD dissertation received an honorable mention for 2013 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award (IFAAMAS) and I was awarded the 2013 Michael B. Maschler Prize to an outstanding research student by the Israeli Chapter of the Game Theory Society. In my work, I apply a game-theoretic approach to understand and characterize strategic behavior in multi-agent interactions, where agents are self-interested. The challenges involved include both economic factors and a significant computational aspect, such as computing optimal strategies or an equilibrium point. While part of my research deals with algorithmic problems arising from playing and designing games, I’m more interested in the other direction, of how tools from computer science and artificial intelligence can assist us in solving fundamental economic and game-theoretic questions. One of the biggest obstacles in applying game theory to real-life problems is that the classic model of a rational agent does not describe accurately enough the strategic behavior of people in most interactions. In fact, any single rule is probably not enough to capture the variety of behaviors demonstrated in a society.

Research Interest

game theory, mechanism design, artificial intelligence, strategic behavior

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