Selected Awards, Honours, Grants and Positions

  • IJCAI 2019 distinguished paper honourable mention award: our paper "Portioning using Ordinal Preferences: Fairness and Efficiency" received an IJCAI 2019 distinguished paper honourable mention award [ Out of 4752 submissions and 650 accepted papers, only two papers got an honourable mention and one paper received the best paper award. ]
  • IJCAI 2019 distinguished senior PC member award: named as a distinguished senior PC member at IJCAI 2019 for exceptional reviewing contribution.
  • Inaugural LUMS Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Achievement Award (2018)
  • UNSW Scientia Fellowship (2018 - )
  • Visiting Academic, Harvard University, (Feb 2018)
  • 2018-2022 Data61, CSIRO / UNSW Collaborative Research Project on ‘AI for ethical and equitable resource allocation’ project.
  • Visiting Academic, University of Oxford, (Sept 2017- Jan 2018)
  • CORE Chris Wallace Research Excellence Award 2017 [ the prize is awarded to one scientist annually for significant contributions to Australian & New Zealand research in the field of computer science ]
  • CSIRO Julius Career Award (2016 - 2019) [ the awards are designed to enhance the careers of "exceptional early to mid-career scientists." ]
  • AI's 10 to Watch 2015 [ Selected by the IEEE Intelligent Systems once every two years to celebrate "young stars" in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) ]
  • Early Career Spotlight List: IJCAI 2016 (Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
  • 2017 Data61 Sponsored PhD Scholarships
  • 2016 Data61 Sponsored PhD Scholarships
  • 2016-2018 Data61, CSIRO / UNSW Collaborative Research Project on the Computational Complexity of Resource Allocation Problems (with Serge Gaspers and Toby Walsh).
  • Invited Professor, University Paris Dauphine, France (2015)
  • Invited Fellow of AGORA Center for Design, UNSW (2016--)
  • Best Young Researcher Optimisation Research Group, NICTA (2014)
  • Invited Fellow of the UTS Center for Market Design (2013-2016)
  • IJCAI 2013 Best Educational Video Award
  • 2009–2012 European Science Foundation/DFG funded Research Fellowship.
  • 2004–2005 Noon Educational Foundation Scholarship for the University of Oxford


Invited/Plenary Talks

  • Invited Speaker at the Workshop at Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University 2020.
  • Invited Speaker at the Deakin Theory Workshop in Honour of Prof. William Thomson, Deakin University, 2019.
  • Invited Speaker, George Institute, Sydney 2019.
  • Invited Speaker at the Economic Design and Algorithms Conference in St. Petersburg (July 8-10, 2019)
  • Invited Panelist on "Games, Agents, Incentives, and Society" at the GAIW workshop in Montreal, Canada (13th May, 2019).
  • Invited Speaker at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2018.
  • Invited Speaker at CPDM Workshop on Market Design 2018.
  • Invited speaker at Mike'75 + 10th Anniversary of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP), University of Warwick
  • Keynote speaker at the ACSW (Australasian Computer Science Week) 2017.
  • Keynote speaker at the Australian ICT Summer School 2017.
  • Keynote speaker at the ASOR (Australian Society for Operations Research) conference 2016.
  • Plenary Speaker at Applied Informatics and Technology Innovation Conference, Australia, Nov 2016
  • Early Career Spotlight Invited Talk at IJCAI 2016 (Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence), New York, USA.
  • Invited Speaker at the inauguration of the Game Theory Laboratory, High School of Economics, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2016
  • Invited Speaker at The Third International Workshop on Market Design Technologies for Sustainable Development, Japan, 2015
  • Invited speaker at The COST Action IC1205 meeting on Fair Division and Matching (Glasgow, UK) sponsored by Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, 2015

Other Invitations

  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Application-oriented Computational Social Choice, Germany, 2019
  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Voting, Germany, June 2017
  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Fair Division, Germany, June 2016
  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Social Choice: Theory and Applications, Germany, June 2015
  • Invited Tutorial on Computational Social Choice at the Australasian AI conference, 2015
  • Invited Tutorial on Computational Social Choice at The 13th Pacific Rim International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), 2014
  • Invited Talk at the Inauguration of the UTS Centre for Policy and Market Design, Sydney (2013)
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Singapore, January 2013
  • Invited Talk at the Students' Conference on Nonlinear and Discrete Optimization, Mathematics Department Workshop, TUM), July, 2012
  • Invited Talk at the 24th European Conference on Operational Research, session on `combinatorial optimization and algorithmic game theory', Lisbon, Portugal, July 2010.

Awards of Supervised or Mentored Students or Student Collaborators

  • Barton Lee won the 2018 John McMillan Prize for the Best Paper in Economics by a UNSW PhD Student.
  • Simon Mackenzie was awarded the UNSW Engineering Best Thesis Award.
  • Simon Mackenzie was awarded the UNSW/CSE 2016 Best Research Paper Prize for our joint paper.
  • Pang Luo was awarded first prize in NICTA Summer Scholars Program 2015-2016 for his project on using SAT solvers for social choice problems.
  • Martin Aleksandrov was the recipient of the IJCAI 2015 Computational Sustainability Track Outstanding Student Paper Award for our joint paper “Online Fair Division: analysing a Food Bank problem”.
  • Bart de Keijzer received the Centro Stefano Franscini Award for the best presentation by a young scientist at the Matching Markets Conference (20-23 May, 2012) in Ascona, Switzerland. His prize was based on our joint paper "Housing Markets with Indifferences: a Tale of Two Mechanisms".