Alan Tsang

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science at Carleton University.

Prior to this, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with Yair Zick at the National University of Singapore.
I received my PhD at the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.  My adviser was Dr. Kate Larson and I was affiliated with the AI Lab.
I obtained my Master of Mathematics with a focus on Graph Theory, and my Bachelor of Mathematics with the Bioinformatics option, both at the University of Waterloo.

My recent work on Spreading Influence Fairly was an NUS Computing Feature.
In 2016, I was 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.

Honors Projects

More information about honors project supervision here.