Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award is given for dissertations in the field of autonomous agents and multiagent systems that show originality, depth, impact, as well as quality of writing, supported by high-quality publications. 
The 2023 Victor Lesser Dissertation Award prize committee (Svetlana Obraztsova (Chair); Long Tran-Thanh; Christopher Amato; Lihi Naamani-Deri; Kathleen Fraser; and Georgios Piliouras)  has recommended the following recipient for the 2024 award.


Niclas Boehmer 
Thesis title:  Application-Oriented Collective Decision- Making: Experimental Toolbox and Dynamic Environments
Supervisors: Prof. Rolf Niedermeier and Dr. Markus Brill
University:  TU Berlin

Runner Up

Gabriele Farina
Thesis title: Game-Theoretic Decision Making in Imperfect-Information Games: Learning Dynamics, Equilibrium Computation, and Complexity
Supervisor: Prof. Tuomas Sandholm
University: Carnegie Mellon University

Evi Micha
Thesis title: Fair and Efficient Social Decision Making
Supervisor: Dr. Nisarg Shah
University: University of Toronto