Currently, I am working as Associate Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH).  I hold the CA Technologies Faculty Chair position at IIITH.  Prior to IIITH, I was a post-doctoral researcher with Prof Boi Faltings, LIA, EPFL, Lausanne (Jan'14-Oct'15), and a Sr Research Associate with Prof Y Narahari (Nov'15-Apr'16).  I was a Research Scientist at Xerox Research Centre India (Jan'11-Nov'13).   I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science and Automation @ the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. I worked with Prof Y Narahari, Game Theory Lab. I am a recipient of the Alumni Medal of IISc for the Best Thesis in CSA for the academic year 2011-12' for my Ph.D. Dissertation, Novel Mechanisms for Allocation of Heterogeneous Items in Strategic Settings.  During my Ph.D. I was a recipient of the Infosys Doctoral Fellowship. 

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Research Interests

Recent Updates


I have openings for highly motivated Master's and Ph.D. students to work on fascinating research problems in applied game theory and research challenges at the intersection of Machine Learning, Game Theory, and blockchain technology. I am excited about how to design strategy-proof protocols/ algorithms for modern marketplaces; that is, strategic agents do not manipulate them. I am also intrigued by the fact that with appropriate incentive engineering, blockchain technology has not only solved distributed consensus but also enabled the distribution of trust across the whole network. I aim to make AI and distributed systems fairer and strategyproof through different research problems. You must be admitted to IIITH if you are interested in working with me as a regular student. If you're interested, feel free to email me to schedule a meeting. I do not have any internship openings for Bachelor's or Master's students. 

Professional Activities

      SPC Member: IJCAI 2021

PC member:   UAI 2022, 2021,        IJCAI 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018,2017,2016.             AAMAS 2020,2019,2018,2017. 

                               AAAI 2024,2023, 2022, 2021, 2020.           WINE 2017.

      Reviewer: Conferences      TheWebConf 2019, FSTCCS'15, ACM EC'15, AAAI'15, ICOR'12 WINE'12, 

                           Journals                 JAIR, MACH, AI, GEB, EJOR, TMC, ECRA, IEEE SMC, JAAMAS



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