Nika Haghtalab

Research Expertise and Interest

artificial intelligence, machine learning, theoretical computer science, game theory and mechanism design

Research Description

Nika Haghtalab is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Her research examines the interactions of machine learning systems with social and strategic agency, with a focus on contributing to the mathematical foundations of this area. Her work contributed to the theoretical understanding of machine learning, economics, and computer science.

Nika Haghtalab was an assistant professor at Cornell University before coming to Berkeley.  Prior to her position at Cornell, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research, New England. She received her Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University. Her honors include an NSF CAREER award (2022), SIGecom Dissertation Honorable Mention Award (2019), CMU School of Computer Science Dissertation Award (2018), NeurIPS and ICAPS best paper awards, and several industry fellowships.

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