Howdy! I am a Research Staff Member at the IBM TJ Watson Research Laboratory in the Cognitive Computing Group. My research is broadly in artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications; I am motivated by problems that require a blend of techniques to develop systems and algorithms that support decision making for autonomous agents and/or humans. Most of my projects and leverage theory, data, and experiment to create novel algorithms, mechanisms, and systems that enable and support individual and group decision making.
Along with Prof. Toby Walsh, I am the founder and maintainer of PrefLib: A Library for Preferences. So check it out at www.PrefLib.org for lots of great preference data and PrefLib-Tools on GitHub for more data wrangling tools. We also have had a great time with our Exploring Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice (EXPLORE) series held at AAMAS in 2014, 2015, 2016, and (soon) 2017.
Previously, I was a senior researcher working with Prof. Toby Walsh in the AI & Algorithmic Decision Theory Group at Data61, formerly known as the Optimisation Group at NICTA, a unit of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). I am (still) an adjunct lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and member of the Algorithms Group at the University of New South Wales in beautiful Sydney, Australia. Before that, I was a Ph.D student at the University of Kentucky (UK) working with Prof. Judy Goldsmith on AI and Complexity Theory. And in the way olden days I worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center designing embedded hardware and software flight systems for nano-satellites.
In another life I drove trucks full of carnival prizes all over central Kentucky and Indiana … you don’t know fun till you’ve delivered several hundred pounds of stuffed animals to shooting booths at remote county fairs.
I can be reached at: N.Mattei <AT> ibm.com OR nsmattei <AT> gmail.com. Remember to substitute between the angle brackets!
Some photos from living upside down (turn monitor over for full effect).
Some Current Things You Should Submit To!
I am currently on the Senior Program Committee for AAMAS 2017 and the Program Committee for AAAI 2017, FLAIRS 2017, IJCAI 2017, and ADT 2017 — consider submitting if you are working on AI or decision theory!!
In conjunction with ACM SIGAI I am organizing the ACMSIG AI Student Essay Contest on the Responsible Use of AI Technologies. We have great prizes!! Please encourage your students to submit!
I am also co-organizing the 4th Workshop on Exploring Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice (EXPLORE 2017) @ AAMAS 2017!
I am also on the DC committee for ADT 2017 — encourage your students to apply!
Some Slightly Older Things
- Sept 2016: I’ve started work as a Research Staff Member at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in New York!
- May 2016: Judy Goldsmith and Emanuelle Burton will be hosting a panel about our work using Science Fiction to teach AI Ethics during the Academic Track at the 74th Annual WorldCon — the world’s largest SF convention and where they give out the Hugo’s!
- April 2016: A longer version of our paper on Strategyproof Peer Selection is available on Arxiv, along with all the code for the methods on GitHub!
- March 2016: Our paper on Interdependent Scheduling Games was accepted to IJCAI 2016!
- February 2016: NASA Ames Research Center awarded a Patent Activity Prize to A Low Burden Star Tracker!
- January 2016: Our paper the Egalitarianism of Random Assignment Mechanisms was accepted to AAMAS 2016!
- November 2015: I have two papers accepted at AAAI 2016! Check out the Publications page for more details. Thanks to all my wonderful co-authors!
- September 2015: I am now a Senior Researcher at NICTA/Data 61.
- August 2015: I’ll be giving an invited talk on ComSoc during the joint session of ADT 2015 and LPNMR 2015!
- July 2015: Along with Haris Aziz I’ll be giving a tutorial on Social Choice at the 28th Australian Joint Conference on AI in Canberra.
- May 2015: I am now in charge of Public Relations for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).
- March 2015: New paper Equilibria Under the Probabilistic Serial Rule with Haris Aziz, Serge Gaspers, Simon Mackenzie, Nina Narodytska, and Toby Walsh was accepted to IJCAI 2015.
- Feb. 2015: Our paper Teaching AI Ethics Using Science Fiction was picked up by a number of news outlets including The Guardian, The Register, and IO9 (as well as The Technology Review and Pressetext in German)!
- Jan. 2015: I had three papers accepted at AAMAS 2015! Thanks to my many wonderful co-authors. Please see the Publications page for more details.
- Jan. 2015: I was selected as an Outstanding Program Committee Member at AAAI 2015!
- Aug. 2013: Our video “Algorithmic Decision Theory @ NICTA” has won the Best Educational Video Award at the IJCAI 2013 Video Competition.