Alice Gao

Alice Gao

Lecturer and Academic Advisor

Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave West
Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Office: Davis Center 3117
Email: a23gao AT uwaterloo DOT ca


I am a lecturer and an advisor in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Before this, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in Computer Science at University of British Columbia, hosted by Kevin Leyton-Brown. Before this, I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University and I was advised by Yiling Chen. Before Harvard, I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at University of British Columbia.


My research interest is at the intersection of artificial intelligence and economics. I design information systems to combine judgements and beliefs of many individuals in order to inform decision making. My work has tackled a range of problems including designing peer grading mechanisms and forecasting future events, by using a mix of theoretical and experimental methods.

Keywords: artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, information elicitation and aggregation, game theory, behavioural experiments



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