MLunch Seminar: Bo An

Dec 10, 2018
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101

Some Recent Progress on Computational Game Theory for Security


Security is a critical concern around the world and limited security resources prevent full security coverage at all times; instead, these limited resources must be scheduled, avoiding schedule predictability, while simultaneously taking into account different target priorities, the responses of the adversaries to the security posture and potential uncertainty over adversary types. Computational game theory can help design such unpredictable security schedules and new algorithms are now deployed over multiple years in multiple applications for security scheduling. This talk will discuss some recent research progress on computational game theory for security as well some new work on applying game theory and reinforcement learning for combating fraud in e-commerce.


Bo An is an Associate Professor with the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His current research interests include artificial intelligence, multiagent systems, game theory, and optimization. His research results have been successfully applied to many domains including infrastructure security and e-commerce. Dr. An was the recipient of the 2010 IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award, an Operational Excellence Award from the Commander, First Coast Guard District of the United States, the 2012 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, and 2018 Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator). His publications won the Best Innovative Application Paper Award at AAMAS'12 and the Innovative Application Award at IAAI'16. He was invited to give Early Career Spotlight talk at IJCAI'17. He led the team HogRider which won the 2017 Microsoft Collaborative AI Challenge. He was named to IEEE Intelligent Systems' "AI's 10 to Watch" list for 2018. He is a member of the editorial board of JAIR and the Associate Editor of JAAMAS and IEEE Intelligent Systems. He was elected to the board of directors of IFAAMAS.

Organizer / Host: William Yeoh