Welcome to the personal and professional website of Nicholas ( Nick ) Mattei.

I am currently a senior researcher working for Prof. Toby Walsh in the Optimisation Group at NICTA and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New South Wales in beautiful Sydney, Australia.

Previously a Ph.D student at the University of Kentucky (UK) working with Prof. Judy Goldsmith on AI and Complexity Theory.

In the way olden days I worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 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: Nicholas.<last-name>@nicta.com.au OR ns<last-lame>@gmail.com. Remember to substitute between the angle brackets!

Some photos from living upside down (turn monitor over for full effect).


Recent News

I am currently on the Program Committee for AAMAS 2016FLAIRS 2016AAAI 2016, and COMSOC 2016. I am organizing the doctoral consortium at ADT 2015.

Check out 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 and 2015.

  • September 2015: I am now a Senior Researcher at NICTA/Data 61.
  • 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.
  • Sept. 2014: A big update over at the PrefLib site with more data and more tools!