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I am the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Natural Sciences and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. I am a member of the EconCS and AI research groups, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS).

Prior to Harvard, I spent about two years at the Microeconomics and Social Systems group of Yahoo! Research in New York City. I obtained my Ph.D. from the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. I am a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and was recognized by IEEE Intelligent Systems as one of AI’s 10 to Watch in 2011.

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Research Interests

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My research, situated at the interface between computer science and economics, lies in the emerging area of social computing, where human creativity and resources are harnessed for the purpose of computational tasks. I am interested in analyzing and designing social computing systems according to both computational and economic objectives. My interests include prediction markets and other information aggregation mechanisms, peer production, algorithmic game theory, auction theory, mechanism design, multi-agent systems, and web data mining.

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  • Contact

    Maxwell Dworkin 339
    33 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    yiling [AT] seas.harvard.edu
    Phone: (617) 495 - 3298
    Fax: (617) 495 - 8612

  • Assistant

    Ann Marie King
    Maxwell Dworkin 114
    33 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    aking [AT] seas.harvard.edu
    Phone: (617) 496 - 1447
    Fax: (617) 495 - 8612