Kevin Leyton-Brown

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Kevin Leyton-Brown
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Born (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 47)
Alma materMcMaster University
Stanford University
AwardsNSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
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,[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]

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.

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". 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  2. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Kevin Leyton-Brown". Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  3. ^ "NSERC - E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships - Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown". 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  4. ^ "Killam Teaching Prize Winners - Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic". 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  5. ^ "Awards 2013 - CACS/AIC - Canadian Association of Computer Science". Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  6. ^ "Game Theory Online". Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  7. ^ "UBC's first MOOC attracts 130,000 registrants &#124". 2013-01-31. Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  8. ^ "JAIR Editorial Board". JAIR. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  9. ^ "Artificial Intelligence Editorial Board". Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  10. ^ "ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation Editorial Board". Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  11. ^ "13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce". Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  12. ^ "IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Award Recipients". JAIR. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  13. ^ SATComp Organizing committee. "International SAT Competitions". Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  14. ^ "SAT Challenge 2012". Retrieved 2013-02-20.

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