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LUMS alumni named among top AI researchers to watch

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) alumni Haris Aziz has been named among ‘AI’s 10 to Watch’ by the IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine.

‘AI’s 10 to Watch’ acknowledges 10 researchers who are upcoming professionals in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), an official statement said.

The former graduate, BSc (Honours) 2003, was listed for his research in the field of computational social choice which is an intersection between economics and artificial intelligence.

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Haris was recognised for his work on design of preference aggregation algorithms; mechanisms for multi-agent resource allocation, models and algorithms for cost allocation, and team formation using tools from cooperative game theory.

The Pakistani computer scientist is currently working as a senior researcher in Data61, which is Australia’s largest data innovation group. He also serves as a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

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After graduation from LUMS with Bachelors in Computer Science, Haris received an MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.

Published in Express Tribune on 09/02/2016

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