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Yair Zick

National University of Singapore's School of Computing
Adjunct Assistant Professor


Yair is mainly interested in game theory, fair division, strategic collaborative behavior, and their applications in various domains. He is also interested in algorithmic transparency, and ethics in AI/ML.


Yair is currently working on various problems at the intersection of game theory, machine learning, transparency, and privacy. In particular, he is interested in the interplay between differential privacy and model explainability. Yair also works on learning game-theoretic solution concepts from data, with a particular interest in market equilibria and coalition formation. He is interested in diversity considerations in allocation, and their effect on social welfare.  Finally, Yair really likes to see how people respond to fairness guarantees and incentives in real-world games.


Yair is an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore's School of Computing. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, hosted by Anupam Datta and Ariel Procaccia. Yair completed his PhD at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, advised by Edith Elkind.

Activities & Awards

  • 2017 Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship (awarded S$3M)
  • 2016 ACM EC best paper award
  • 2014 IFAAMAS Victor Lesser distinguished dissertation award
  • 2011 AAMAS best student paper award