Alan Tsang

Doctoral Candidate

About Me

I am a doctoral candidate at the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.  My adviser is Dr. Kate Larson and I am affiliated with the AI Lab.

I obtained my Master of Mathematics from the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo, with a focus on Graph Theory.  Prior to that, I completed my Bachelor of Mathematics, Honors Computer Science/Bioinformatics option, at the University of Waterloo, graduating with Distinction on the Dean's Honours List.

I was recently interviewed by The Ringer for my work in social choice in social networks.

Research Interests

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Multiagent Systems, Game Theory, Bounded Rationality, Social Choice, Social Networks, Graph Theory

My research focus is on the interface between social networks and social choice.  In particular, I am interested in how self-interested agents with bounded rationality interact with social choice mechanisms and the emergent behaviors that result.