Michael Albert


​Assistant Professor


University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Assistant Professor Michael Albert is a faculty member in the Quantitative Analysis area of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business with joint appointments in Systems Engineering and Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). His research focuses on combining machine learning and algorithmic techniques to automate the design of markets. His work has appeared in leading artificial intelligence and machine learning venues such as the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) as well as leading operations research journals such as Operations Research.

Prior to joining Darden in 2018, Albert received his Ph.D. in financial economics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has also worked as a visiting assistant professor of finance at the Ohio State University, as a postdoctoral researcher at the Learning Agents Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin under Peter Stone, and as a postdoctoral researcher in the artificial intelligence group headed by Vincent Conitzer at Duke University. 

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