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Research interests

Dr. Zhang's research situates the interface between computer science and economics. He is interested in understanding and characterizing the incentives of self-interested agents in competitive and cooperative environments. He analyses agents' decision-making processes and aligns their incentives with the objectives of a system designer by analytical methods. Ultimately, he evaluates and improves system performance in their equilibrium stages, under worst-case guarantees and beyond worst-case scenarios. He has publications in leading journals and peer-reviewed conferences spanning the fields of artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science, and mathematics. As the sole Investigator, Dr. Zhang has been awarded research grants by The Leverhulme Trust and EPSRC.

-- Algorithmic game theory, mechanism design 
-- Artificial intelligence, machine learning, multi-agent systems
-- Digital economy, optimization
-- Blockchain protocols and their applications

Dr. Zhang has worked/studied in the following universities (in reverse chronological order): University of Southampton, University of Oxford, Aarhus University, Harvard University, and the City University of Hong Kong.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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