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Kevin Leyton-Brown

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Kevin Leyton-Brown
Born (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 49)
Alma materMcMaster University
Stanford University
AwardsNSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science, Economics
InstitutionsUniversity of British Columbia
Doctoral advisorYoav Shoham

Kevin Leyton-Brown (born May 12, 1975) is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.[1] He received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 2003.[2] He was the recipient of a 2014 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship,[3] a 2013/14 Killam Teaching Prize,[4] and a 2013 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize from the Canadian Association of Computer Science.[5] Leyton-Brown co-teaches a popular game theory course on Coursera.org,[6] along with Matthew O. Jackson and Yoav Shoham.[7] Leyton-Brown serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research,[8] the Artificial Intelligence journal,[9] and ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation,[10] and was program chair for the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce in 2012.[11] Leyton-Brown and coauthors have received the IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize[12] and numerous medals in international SAT competitions (2003–12).[13][14] He was elected an AAAI Fellow in 2018.[15]

Leyton-Brown's research is at the intersection of computer science and microeconomics, addressing computational problems in economic contexts and incentive issues in multiagent systems. He also studies the application of machine learning to the automated design and analysis of algorithms for solving hard computational problems. In 2023, Leyton-Brown was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.[16]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Shoham, Yoav; Leyton-Brown, Kevin (2009). Multiagent Systems: Algorithmic, Game-Theoretic, and Logical Foundations. Cambridge University Press. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-521-89943-7.
  • Leyton-Brown, Kevin; Shoham, Yoav (2008). Essentials of Game Theory: A Concise, Multidisciplinary Introduction. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59829-593-1.


  1. ^ "Kevin Leyton-Brown's Home Page". Cs.ubc.ca. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  2. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Kevin Leyton-Brown". Genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  3. ^ "NSERC - E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships - Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown". Nserc-crsng.gc.ca. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  4. ^ "Killam Teaching Prize Winners - Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic". Vpacademic.ubc.ca. 2014-05-06. Archived from the original on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  5. ^ "Awards 2013 - CACS/AIC - Canadian Association of Computer Science". Cacsaic.ca. Archived from the original on 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  6. ^ "Game Theory Online". Game-theory-class.org. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  7. ^ "UBC's first MOOC attracts 130,000 registrants &#124". Science.ubc.ca. 2013-01-31. Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  8. ^ "JAIR Editorial Board". JAIR. Archived from the original on 2013-03-02. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  9. ^ "Artificial Intelligence Editorial Board". Journals.elsevier.com. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  10. ^ "ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation Editorial Board". Teac.acm.org. Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  11. ^ "13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce". Sigecom.org. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  12. ^ "IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Award Recipients". JAIR. 2012-07-24. Archived from the original on 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  13. ^ SATComp Organizing committee. "International SAT Competitions". Satcompetition.org. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  14. ^ "SAT Challenge 2012". Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  15. ^ "Elected AAAI Fellows". AAAI. Retrieved 2024-01-05.
  16. ^ "TEN UBC FACULTY MEMBERS ELECTED TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA". University of British Columbia. September 5, 2023. Retrieved September 17, 2023.

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