Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Software Robustness and Market Design
Current Research Topic
Nowadays, Machine Learning (ML) is used in a wide variety of software systems. Unfortunately, ML algorithms may not always produce the desired results, which can lead to failures of systems relying on ML. This is particularly dangerous in safety critical systems such as self driving cars or medical applications.
My current research is focused on the design, development and analysis of tools and methodologies for software engineers to detect and handle such ML based uncertainties and errors.
Previous Research Topics
I have a great interest in topics in the intersection of economics and computer science: Theoretically interesting concepts such as Market Design, Algorithmic Game Theory and Social Choice become highly relevant in modern, algorithm-driven systems, where rational (software) agents interact with each other.
As part of my BSc and MSc at the University of Zurich and the University of New South Wales, I investigated manipulation strategies in one-sided matching markets (such as school-choice/allocation problems) and the simulation of complex combinatorial spectrum auctions.
My research is published at a range of conferences and journals, amongst which are top-tier venues like IJCAI, AAMAS, EMSE and ICSE. A list of publications I contributed to can be found on Google Scholar.
Honours and Achievements
- Highest grade of all MSc in Informatics graduates at the University of Zurich (grad. period Feb’16 to Oct’17).
- Invited to present my MSc Thesis at INFORMS 2016 in Nashville (US).
- Awarded scholarships for exchange semesters at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) and the University of New South Wales (AUS).
- Awarded top grades for both my BSc and MSc Thesis.
I am extremely grateful for the help and support of great advisors:
Phd Thesis (ongoing, Università della Svizzera italiana): Prof. Paolo Tonella, Dr. Andrea Stocco
Msc Thesis (University of Zurich): Prof. Sven Seuken, Prof. Ben Lubin, Dmitry Moor
Msc Research Project (University of New South Wales / Data61): Dr. Haris Aziz, Dr. Nick Mattei, Prof. Toby Walsh
BSc Thesis (University of Zurich): Timo Mennle, Prof. Sven Seuken