Alice Gao

Alice Gao

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto

Office: Bahen Center Room 4240
Email: ax.gao AT utoronto DOT ca


I am an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Before this, I was a lecturer and advisor in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University advised by Yiling Chen, and then was a postdoc working with Kevin Leyton-Brown at the University of British Columbia. Before Harvard, I was an undergraduate student in Computer Science and Mathematics at University of British Columbia.


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At present, I work on education research. My past research was broadly at the intersection of artificial intelligence and game theory. I think about how to design the incentives in a system to get accurate information from strategic participants. My work has tackled a range of problems including designing grading mechanisms and forecasting future events, by using a mix of theoretical and experimental methods.


Ph.D. Dissertation

Eliciting and Aggregating Truthful and Noisy Information
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, September 2014.

SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award runner up
IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award runner up