Research Statement

Debmalya Mandal

Room 533, Building E1 5
Saarbrücken 66123

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, hosted by Goran Radanovic. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Data Science Institute of Columbia University.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University where I was advised by the inimitable Prof. David C. Parkes. Even before that, I received my ME in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science. In the past, I also interned at Microsoft Research, Redmond.

Research Interests

I work on problems in AI and multi-agent systems, with an emphasis on theory and modeling, and with applications focused on societal problems. I am particularly interested in the following areas:
  • Social Choice Theory
  • Information Elicitation
  • Algorithmic Fairness
  • Multi-Armed Bandits
  • Causality

News: Our recent paper on Surprisingly Popular Voting was highlighted in ACM Tech News.