At the forefront of technological innovation, Machine Learning involves crafting algorithms for autonomous learning, while AI simulates human intelligence. Integrating multi-agent systems and game theory enhances decision-making in complex environments, finding applications in finance, cybersecurity, and resource management.


Bikramjit Das

Associate Professor and Associate Head of Pillar (Graduate Programme)
PhD, Cornell University

Lingjie Duan

Associate Professor and Associate Head of Pillar (Research)
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Peter Jackson

Professor and Director of Aviation Studies Institute (ASI), SUTD
PhD, Stanford University

Lin Meixia

Meixia Lin

Assistant Professor
PhD, National University of Singapore

Rakesh Nagi

Rakesh Nagi

Professor and Head of Pillar
PhD, University of Maryland

Karthik Natarajan

PhD, National University of Singapore

Georgios Piliouras

Associate Professor
PhD, Cornell University

Nuno Antunes Ribeiro

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Coimbra

Antonios Varvitsiotis

Assistant Professor
PhD, Dutch National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)

Fang Zhao

Fang Zhao

Senior Lecturer
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


INFORMS Applied Probability Society Best Publication Award2023, Karthyek Murthy, INFORMS Applied Probability Best Publication Award

Highly cited paper (top 1% in Engineering). Web of Science. “Human Mobility Behavior in COVID-19: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis” (Oct 2022)2022, Francisco Benita, Clarivate Web of Science

Operations Research Letters Meritorious Service Award2022, Karthyek Murthy, Operations Research Letters Editorial Board

IISE David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award2022, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers

INFORMS Junior Faculty Forum (JFIG) Best Paper competition, Third place2021, Karthyek Murthy, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group

Top 2% Scientists2021, Lingjie Duan, Stanford University

Runner-Up Best Paper Award by the Air Transport Research Society2021, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, Air Transport Research Society

Winner of the Cross-region Collaborative Grant by the Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society of INFORMS2021, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, INFORMS

Winter Simulation Conference, Best Theoretical Paper Award2019, Karthyek Murthy, Winter Simulatiion Conference

SUTD Excellence in Research Award2017, Lingjie Duan, SUTD

10th Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award2015, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Communications Society

Hong Kong Young Scientist Award (Finalist in Engineering Science)2014, Lingjie Duan, Hong Kong Institution of Science

IIE Fellow Award, the Institute of Industrial Engineers2010, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers

Buffalo Business First’s 40 under 40 award2004, Rakesh Nagi, Buffalo Business First


Privacy-protected AI Methods for Restricted Surveillance of Mobile CommunicationsNov 2023, Lingjie Duan, (PI), SUTD Kickstarter Initiative (SKI) Grant, 3 years, $0.5M

Dynamic Crowdsourcing Mechanisms for Decarbonising Urban Passenger Transportation and Package DeliveryOct 2023, Lingjie Duan, (PI), Joint SMU-SUTD Grant, 2 years, $0.3M

Fast Learning And Channel Hopping For Anti-Jamming DefenseJun 2023, Lingjie Duan, (PI), DSO National Laboratories, 1 year, $0.25M

Hybrid AI/ML-Optimization Approaches to Cloud Native Workflow Scheduling,” IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator InstituteJan 2023, Rakesh Nagi, IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute

Mitigating the Harm of Fentanyl through Holistic Demand/Supply-Chain Interventions and Equitable Resource Allocations,” National Science Foundation (USA)Jan 2023, Rakesh Nagi, National Science Foundation

Towards Co-clustering in Big Data: An Optimization PerspectiveSep 2022, Meixia Lin, (PI), SUTD Kickstarter Initiative (SKI) Grant, 3 years, $0.47M

Building Proposal Development Evaluation with Artificial IntelligenceSep 2022, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (co-PI), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), 3 years

To Motivate Human-in-the-loop Learning of Complex Traffic NetworksMar 2022, Lingjie Duan, (PI), MOE AcRF Tier 2 Grant, 3 years, $0.7M

Computer Science Approaches to Quantum Computing for FinanceMar 2022, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (co-PI), Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) 2.0, 3 years

Towards Collaborative and Holistic Testing for Open RAN SolutionsMar 2021, Lingjie Duan, (co-PI), SUTD Kickstarter Initiative (SKI) Grant, 3 years, $0.5M

Data-driven Modeling for Risk-averse Analytics and Reliable OperationsOct 2020, Karthyek Murthy, (PI), Ministry of Education Tier 2 Academic Research Funding, 3 years, $0.8M

Analysis of Optimization Algorithms Using Sum of SquaresOct 2020, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (PI), SUTD, 3 years

Adaptive Learning for Interactive Agents and SystemsApr 2020, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (co-PI), ANR-NRF, 3 years

Information Sharing and Collaborative Decision MakingSep 2019, Karthyek Murthy, (PI), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, 2.5 years, $0.6M


Determining Optimal Channel Partition for 2: 4 Fine Grained Structured Sparsity2024, Rakesh Nagi, Optimization LettersM Mahajan, WM Hwu, R Nagi Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 1-12 [Publication Link]

Parallelizing Maximal Clique Enumeration on GPUs2023, Rakesh Nagi, 2023 32nd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)M Almasri, YH Chang, I El Hajj, R Nagi, J Xiong, W HwuPages 162-175 [Publication Link]

Achieving Efficiency in Black-box Simulation of Distribution Tails with Self-structuring Importance Samplers2023, Karthyek Murthy, Operations ResearchA. Deo, K. MurthyIn press [Publication Link]

Importance Sampling for Minimization of Tail Risks: A tutorial2023, Karthyek Murthy, Winter Simulation ConferenceA. Deo, K. MurthyIn press 

A Nonparametric Approach with Marginals for Modeling Consumer Choice2023, Karthyek Murthy, Economics & Computation (EC)Y. Ruan, X. Li, K. Murthy, K. Natarajanpp. 1078 [Publication Link]

A Highly Efficient Algorithm for Solving Exclusive Lasso Problems2023, Meixia Lin, Optimization Methods and SoftwareM. Lin, Y. Yuan, D. Sun, and K-C.Toh [Publication Link]

Dynamic Pricing for Client Recruitment in Federated Learning2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking X. Wang, S. Zheng, L. Duan [Publication Link]

Chase or Wait: Dynamic UAV Deployment to Learn and Catch Time-Varying User Activities2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingZ. Wang and L. Duan vol. 22(3), pp. 1369 - 1383 [Publication Link]

When Congestion Games Meet Mobile Crowdsourcing: Selective Information Disclosure2023, Lingjie Duan, The 37th AAAI Conference on Artificial IntelligenceH. Li and L. Duan [Publication Link]

A Family of Strategyproof Mechanisms for Activity Scheduling2023, Lingjie Duan, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AGNT)X. Xu, J. Zhang, M. Li, L. Duan, and L. Xie vol. 37(44) [Publication Link]

To Save Mobile Crowdsourcing from Cheap-talk: A Game Theoretic Learning Approach2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Hao and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Age of Information Diffusion on Social Networks: Optimizing Multi-stage Seeding Strategies2023, Lingjie Duan, ACM MobiHoc 2023 S. Li and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Location Privacy Protection Game Against Adversary through Multi-user Cooperative Obfuscation2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Hong and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Online Pricing Incentive to Sample Fresh Information2023, Lingjie Duan,  IEEE Transactions on Network Science and EngineeringH. Li and L. Duanvol. 10(1), pp. 514 - 526 [Publication Link]

Average-Case Analysis of Greedy Matching for Large-Scale D2D Resource Sharing2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Gao, C. Courcoubetis, and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Multi-UAV Cooperative Trajectory for Servicing Dynamic Demands and Charging Battery2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingK. Wang, X. Zhang, L. Duan, J. Tievol. 22(3), pp. 1599 - 1614 [Publication Link]

Multi-objective Optimization for UAV Swarm-assisted IoT with Virtual Antenna Arrays2023, Lingjie Duan,  IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingJ. Li, G. Sun, L. Duan, and Q. Wu [Publication Link]

Passenger-Centric Slot Allocation at Schedule-Coordinated Airports2023, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, Transportation ScienceS Birolini, A Jacquillat, P Schmedeman, N Ribeirovol. 57 (1), pp. 4-26 [Publication Link]

How do airlines react to slot displacements? Evidence from a major airport2023, Nuno Antunes Ribeiro, Journal of Air Transport ManagementL Pouget, NA Ribeiro, AR Odoni, AP Antunesvol. 106, pp 102300 [Publication Link]

Cloud-native Workflow Scheduling using a Hybrid Priority Rule and Dynamic Task Parallelism2022, Rakesh Nagi, Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Cloud ComputingJ Shin, D Arroyo, A Tantawi, C Wang, A Youssef, R NagiPages 72-77 [Publication Link]

Parallel k-clique Counting on GPUs2022, Rakesh Nagi, Proceedings of the 36th ACM International Conference on SupercomputingM Almasri, IE Hajj, R Nagi, J Xiong, W HwuPages 10-14 [Publication Link]

From Qualitative Data to Correlation Using Deep Generative Networks: Demonstrating the Relation of Nuclear Position with the Arrangement of Actin Filaments2022, James Wan, PLOS OneJ. Vasudevan, C. Zheng, J. G. Wan, T.-J. Cham, L. C. Teck, and J. G. Fernandezvol. 17 [Publication Link]

Combining Retrospective Approximation with Importance Sampling for Optimizing Conditional Value-at-risk2022, Karthyek Murthy, Winter Simulation ConferenceA. Deo, K. Murthy, T. Sarkerpp. 891 - 902 [Publication Link]

Admission Control In the Presence of Arrival Forecasts with Blocking-based Policy Optimization2022, Karthyek Murthy, Winter Simulation ConferenceK. Murthy, D. Padmanabhan, S. Bhatpp. 2270 - 2281 [Publication Link]

Confidence Regions in Wasserstein Distributionally Robust Estimation2022, Karthyek Murthy, BiometrikaJ. Blanchet, K. Murthy, N.Si109(2): 295 - 315 [Publication Link]

Support Vector Machines as Bayes’ Classifiers2022, Peter Jackson, Operations Research LettersP. Jackson 50, No. 5, Sept. 2022, pp. 423-429 

Design and Performance Analysis of Partial Computation Output Schemes for Accelerating Coded Machine Learning2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and EngineeringX. Xu, X. Lin, and L. Duanvol. 10(2), pp. 1119 - 1130 [Publication Link]

Dynamic Pricing and Mean Field Analysis for Controlling Age of Information2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking X. Wang and L. Duanvol. 30(6), pp. 2588 - 2600 [Publication Link]

Distributed Double Auction Mechanisms for Large-Scale Device-to-Device Resource Trading2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking S. Gao, C. Courcoubetis, and L. Duanvol. 31(3), pp. 1308 - 1323 [Publication Link]

Protecting Location Privacy by Multi-query: A Dynamic Bayesian Game Theoretic Approach2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS)S. Hong, L. Duan, and J. Huangvol. 17, pp. 2569 - 2584 [Publication Link]

Online Algorithms for the Maximum k-interval Coverage Problem2022, Lingjie Duan, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO)S. Li, M. Li, L. Duan, V. C.S. Lee Vol. 44, pp. 3364–3404 [Publication Link]

Cooperative Double-IRS Aided Proactive Eavesdropping,” IEEE Transactions on Communications2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on CommunicationsY. Cao, L .Duan, M. Jin and N. Zhaovol. 70(9), pp. 6228 - 6240 [Publication Link]

Efficient Algorithms for Ride-hitching in UAV Travelling2022, Lingjie Duan, Theoretical Computer ScienceS. Li, M. Li,  L. Duan, V. C.S. LeeVol. 929, pp. 140-156 [Publication Link]

To Help or Disturb: Introduction of Crowdsourced WiFi to 5G Networks2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Hao and L. Duanvol. 22(9), pp. 5583 - 5596 [Publication Link]

Machine Learning for Soil Moisture Prediction Using Hyperspectral and Multispectral Data2021, Rakesh Nagi, IEEE 24th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION)M. Lobato, W. R. Norris, R. Nagi, A. Soylemezoglu and D. NottagePages 1-7 [Publication Link]

A Cost–based Analysis for Risk-averse Explore-then-commit Finite-time Bandits2021, Rakesh Nagi, IISE TransactionsA Yekkehkhany, E Arian, R Nagi, I Shomorony Volume 53, Issue 10, Pages 1094-1108 [Publication Link]

xER: An Explainable Model for Entity Resolution using an Efficient Solution for the Clique Partitioning Problem2021, Rakesh Nagi, Proceedings of the First Workshop on Trustworthy Natural Language ProcessingS Vadrevu, R Nagi, JJ Xiong, W HwuPages 34-44 [Publication Link]

Comparison of Semantic Segmentation Deep Learning Models for Land Use Mapping: Site Characterization for Construction Site Preparation2021, Rakesh Nagi, IIE Annual Conference. ProceedingsAM Lobato, M Juston, WR Norris, R Nagi, A Soylemezoglu, D NottagePages 1142-1147 

Human Mobility Behavior in COVID-19: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis2021, Francisco Benita, Sustainable Cities and SocietyF.Benita70, 102916 [Publication Link]

INFORMS Annual Meeting TutORials Speaker2021, Karthyek Murthy 

Statistical Analysis of Wasserstein Distributionally Robust Estimators2021, Karthyek Murthy, INFORMS Tutorials in Operations ResearchJ. Blanchet, K. Murthy, V. A. Nguye227 - 254 [Publication Link]

Determinantal Point Processes Based on Orthogonal Polynomials for Sampling Minibatches in SGD2021, Meixia Lin, Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)R. Bardenet, S. Ghosh, and M. Lin [Publication Link]

Optimal Incentive and Load Design for Distributed Coded Machine Learning2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)N. Ding, Z. Fang, L. Duan, and J. Huangvol. 39(7), pp. 2090-2104 [Publication Link]

Two-facility Location Games with Minimum Distance Requirement2021, Lingjie Duan, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)X. Xu, B. Li, M. Li, and L. Duan, ESI Highly Cited Paper in 2023 (data from Web of Science) vol. 70 [Publication Link]

Economic Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Provided Mobile Services2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingX. Wang and L. Duan vol. 20(5), pp. 1804 - 1816 [Publication Link]

Pricing-driven Service Caching and Task Offloading in Mobile Edge Computing2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsJ. Yan, S. Bi, L. Duan, and Y.-J. A. Zhang vol. 20(7), pp. 4495 - 4512 [Publication Link]

Towards Reliable UAV Swarm Communication in D2D-enhanced Cellular Network2021, Lingjie Duan,  IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsY. Han, L. Liu, L. Duan, and R. Zhang vol. 20(3), pp. 1567 - 1581 [Publication Link]

UAV-aided Information and Energy Transmissions for Cognitive and Sustainable 5G Networks2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsY. Che, Y. Lai, S. Luo, K. Wu, and L. Duan vol. 10(1), pp. 514 - 526 

Learning Large Electrical Loads via Flexible Contracts with Commitment,2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and EngineeringP. Lai, L. Duan, and X. Linvol. 8(2), pp. 1925 - 1940 [Publication Link]

Optimal Pricing for Peer-to-peer Sharing with Network Externalities2020, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON)Y. Li, C. Courcoubetis, L. Duan, and R. Webervol. 29(1), pp. 148 - 161 [Publication Link]