Research Associate - Algorithms, Games, Mechanisms, and the Price of Anarchy (2 posts)

University of Oxford - Computer Science

The posts are fixed-term until 31 March 2019.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 March 2018.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Computer Science for two full-time Research Associates to work with Professor Elias Koutsoupias on algorithmic game theory.

The “Algorithms, Games, Mechanisms and the Price of Anarchy (ALGAME)” project covers many areas within the field of algorithmic game theory and consists mainly of three intertwined research strands: algorithmic mechanism design, price of anarchy, and online algorithms. You will be involved in expanding the current research on mechanism design, game-theoretic issues of blockchains, price of anarchy, and quantifying the effects of mechanisms (e.g. tolls) on the society of players.

As a Research Associate on this project you will be expected to manage your own research and administrative activities which will include small scale project management, as well as collaborate in the preparation of research papers for publication in conferences and journals. 

You should have a doctoral degree in computer science (or be close to completion) and a record of research in algorithmic game theory or a related area. Experience of working in collaborative or inter-disciplinary environments is highly desirable.

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