•   When: Friday, February 21, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  •   Speakers: Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
  •   Location: Research Hall 163
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Since 2002 I have been a professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where I hold the National Center Chair. I have secondary appointments in the department of Economics, and in the departments of Statistics and Operations, Information and Decisions (OID) in the Wharton School. I am the Founding Director of the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, where my Co-Director is Rakesh Vohra. I am the faculty founder and former director of Penn Engineering's Networked and Social Systems Engineering (NETS) Program, whose current directors are Andreas Haeberlen and Aaron Roth. I am a faculty affiliate in Penn's Applied Math and Computational Science graduate program. Until July 2006 I was the co-director of Penn's interdisciplinary Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.

As of August 2018, I am affiliated with the Santa Fe Institute as an external faculty member.

Along with Yuriy Nevmyvaka (with whom I have also collaborated on a number of papers on algorithmic trading ), I lead applied research in the AI Center of Excellence at Morgan Stanley,

I have worked extensively in quantitative and algorithmic trading on Wall Street (including at Lehman Brothers, Bank of America, and SAC Capital; see further details below). I often serve as an advisor to technology companies and venture capital firms. I am also involved in the seed-stage fund Founder Collective and occasionally invest in early-stage technology startups. I am a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Alan Turing Institute, and of the Market Surveillance Advisory Group of FINRA. I occasionally serve as an expert witness or consultant on technology-related legal and regulatory cases.

I am an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.

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