Hongyao Ma

PhD Student in Computer Science, Harvard SEAS

I am a PhD student in the EconCS group at Harvard University. My advisor is Prof. David C. Parkes.

My research is broadly situated at the interface between economics and computer science, and draws on concepts from multi-agent systems and game theory. I am particularly interested in designing incentive-aligned systems to bring people together in useful ways, in the presence of uncertainty, self-interest, and autonomy.

I received my M.S. in 2014 at Harvard, and B.S. in 2012 at Xi'an Jiaotong University, both in Electrical Engineering.

I interned at Uber Marketplace in the summer of 2017, visited Technion in the summer of 2016, worked as a research intern at AT&T Labs Research in the summer of 2013 and visited UCLA as a part of the CSST Program in 2011.

Curriculum vitae (updated Oct. 2018).

Publications

Working Papers

Ma, H., Fang, F. & Parkes, D.C., Spatio-Temporal Pricing for Ridesharing Platforms. [arXiv] [pdf]

Ma, H., Meir, R., Parkes D.C., & Zou, J., Contingent Payment Mechanisms for Resource Utilization. [arXiv] [pdf]

2018

Ma, H., Meir, R. & Parkes, D.C., 2018. Social Choice with Non Quasi-linear Utilities. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'18). pp. 49-49. [Publisher's Version] [arXiv] [pdf] [EC18]

2017

Meir, R., Ma, H. & Robu, V., 2017. Contract Design for Energy Demand Response. In the proceedings of The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'17). pp. 1202-1208. [Publisher's Version] [pdf]

Ma, H., Parkes, D.C. & Robu, V., 2017. Generalizing Demand Response Through Reward Bidding. In the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS'17). pp. 60-68. [Publisher's Version] [pdf]

2016

Ma, H., Robu, V., Li, N. & Parkes, D.C., 2016. Incentivizing Reliability in Demand-Side Response. In the proceedings of The 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'16). pp. 352-358. [Publisher's Version] [pdf]

Ma, H., Meir, R. & Parkes, D.C., 2016. Social Choice for Agents with General Utilities. In the proceedings of The 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'16). pp. 345-351. [Publisher's Version] [pdf]

Contact

hongyaoma@seas.harvard.edu

33 Oxford Street, MD 242, Cambridge, MA, 02138