The common thread in the  research carried out in the lab is to apply game theory, mechanism design, and artificial intelligence techniques to research problems  at the interface of computer science and economics. In particular, the topics of interest include auctions and markets, cooperative game theory,  computational social choice, machine learning, and data analytics. Our recent interests include digital agriculture and public health applications. Our faculty collaborators include Prof. Siddharth Barman and Prof. N. Viswanadham. Please click below for some recent research and innovation snippets.

Updates

September 2022: Congratulations to Jaydeep Pawar Vasudev for being awarded  Br. C. Selvam Endowment Award – 2023 to recognize the best M.Tech. Project among M.Tech. [CSE] students of 2021-2023 Batch for his project entitled Using Geospatial Information and Improved Deep Learning Methods for Crop Price Prediction.

July 2022: Congratulations to Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj for submitting his Ph.D. Thesis entitled  Novel Algorithms for Improving Agricultural Planning and Operations using Artificial Intelligence and Game Theory

July 2022:  Congratulations to Gogulapati Sreedurga for submitting her Ph.D. Thesis entitled Exploring Welfare Maximization and Fairness in Participatory Budgeting

July 2022:  Congratulations to Amal Roy for contributing a state-of-the-art review paper for Sadhana: Amal Roy, Chandramani Singh, and Y. Narahari. Recent Advances in Modeling and Control of Epidemics using a Mean Field Approach. Sadhana, Indian Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences.

June 2022: Congratulations to all the six M.Tech. Project students for  successfully completing their M.Tech. projects. The projects contribute the six components of Project GRAMA (Game theory, Random Processes, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning for (Indian) Agriculture):

June 2022: Congratulations to Shivika Narang for defending her Ph.D. Thesis entitled   Algorithms for Achieving Fairness and Efficiency in Matching Problems

June 2022:  Anand Krishna submits his Ph.D. Thesis entitled Algorithms for Individual and Collective fairness Measures.

June 2022:  Three papers accepted in IEEE CASE 2023 (International Conference on Automation science and Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2023). Congratulations to all the authors.

Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Bazil Ahmed, Prathik Diwakar, Ganesh Ghalme, and Y. Narahari. Designing Fair, Cost-optimal Auctions based on Deep Learning for Procuring Agricultural Inputs through Farmer Collectives.

Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Jaydeep Pawar, Abhijnya Bhat, Deepanshu, Inavamsi Enaganti, Kartik Sagar, and Y. Narahari. An innovative Deep Learning Based Approach for Accurate Agricultural Crop Price Prediction.

Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Abhishek Chaudhary, Inavamsi Enaganti, Kartik Sagar, and Y. Narahari. A Decision Support Tool for District Level Planning of Agricultural Crops for Maximizing Profits of Farmers.

June 2022: Congratulations to Shivika Narang for submitting her Ph.D. Thesis entitled   Algorithms for Achieving Fairness and Efficiency in Matching Problems

May 2022:  Congratulations to Sreedurga and Vishakha for their papers in IJCAI-2023 (paper by Sreedurga is a single author paper).

March 2022:  Congratulations to Shivika Narang for submitting her Ph.D. Thesis entitled   Algorithms for Achieving Fairness and Efficiency in Matching Problems

December 2022: Collaborative project initiated with Bharat Electronics Limited entitle PROMISE: Procurement Mechanisms for (Agricultural) Inputs and Services

September 2022: Paper accepted in WINE 2022: Siddharth Barman, Anand Krishna, Y. Narahari, Soumyarup Sadhukhan. Nash Welfare Guarantees for Fair and Efficient Coverage.  WINE-2022.

September 2022: Paper accepted in BDA 2022: Rohit Patel, Inavamsi Enaganti, Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, and Y. Narahari. A Data-Driven, Farmer-Oriented Agricultural Crop Recommendation Engine. 10th International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA-2022).

August 2022: A report on recent advances in mean field approach to epidemic modelling uploaded to arXiv: Amal Roy, Chandramani Singh, and Y. Narahari. Recent Advances in a Mean Field Approach to Modeling and Control of Epidemics. arXiv:2208.14765. August 2022

July 2022: Paper in IJCAI: Siddharth Barman, Anand Krishna, Y. Narahari, Soumyarup Sadhukhan: Achieving Envy-Freeness with Limited Subsidies under Dichotomous Valuations. IJCAI-2022.

July 2022: paper in IJCAI: Gogulapati Sreedurga, Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Y. Narahari: Maxmin Participatory Budgeting. IJCAI-2022.

June 2022: Paper in ACM COMPASS: Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Azal Fatima, Inavamsi Enaganti, Y. Narahari: Incentive Compatible Mechanisms for Efficient Procurement of Agricultural Inputs for Farmers through Farmer Collectives. ACM COMPASS 2022.

April 2022: Shivika Narang selected for the Best Presentation Prize in the 2022 EECS Research Students Symposium Session on Artificial Intelligence: https://eecs.iisc.ac.in/EECS2022/awards.html

April 2022: Ganesh Ghalme joins as Assistant Professor in the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.

January 2022: Dr Soumyarup Sadhukhan, C.V. Raman Postdoc, joins the Department of Statistics, IIT-Kanpur, as Assistant Professor.

The 16th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM-2023) will be held in the IISc Campus during July 11-14, 2023.  The General Chairs are: Dr. Rakesh Agrawal (Former IBM, Former MSR); Prof. Y. Narahari (IISc), Prof. Mykola Pechenizkiy (Eindhoven University of Technology). The Program Chairs are: Dr. Mingyu Feng (West Ed); Prof. Tanja Kaser (EPFL); Prof. Partha Pratim Talukdar (IISc). This will be the first time this conference will be held in India.

INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) workshop on Technology Enabled Transformation of Indian Agriculture (January 10, 2022). Please click here for the workshop report.

NABARD (The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of India,) has awarded a project entltled Enabling and Empowering Indian Farmers through AI and Game Theory Based Services. (October 2021). For more details, click here.

Oct. 2021: Ganesh Sambhaji Ghalme and Arpita Biswas receive Ph.D. Degrees at the IISc Convocation.

Oct. 2021: Arpita Biswas selected for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award by the Indian National academy of Engineering

Sep. 2021: Arpita Biswas’s Ph.D. Dissertation selected for Best Thesis Award in the Department of CSA for the Academic Year 2020-21.

Aug. 2021: Y. Narahari introduces a new Course E0388: Topics in Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

Jul. 2021: K.S. Shivanjali (M.Tech. – CSE), Bazil Ahmad (M.Tech. – AI), and Someshwar Arnoorla (M.Tech. – AI) complete their M.Tech. Projects

May 2021: Paper accepted in the Journal of Machine Learning Research. Vishakha Patil, Ganesh Ghalme, Vineet Nayar, Y. Narahari.  Achieving fairness in the stochastic multi-armed bandit problem. Journal of Machine Learning Research. 2021.

Apr. 2021: Soumyarup Sadhukhan, Ph.D. from the Indian Statistical Institute, joins as C.V. Raman Postdoc.

Mar. 2021: Paper accepted in the Artificial Intelligence Journal. Ganesh Ghalme, Swapnil Dhamal, Shweta Jain, Sujit Gujar, Y. Narahari.  Balloooning multi-armed bandits. Artificial Intelligence, 2021

Jan 2021: Vishakha Patil and Anand Krishna selected for the Prime Minister’s Ph.D. Research Fellowship

Recent Publications

Rohit Patel, Inavamsi Enaganti, Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, and Y. Narahari. A Data-Driven, Farmer-Oriented Agricultural Crop Recommendation Engine. 10th International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA-2022).

Siddharth Barman, Anand Krishna, Y. Narahari, Soumyarup Sadhukhan. Nash Welfare Guarantees for Fair and Efficient Coverage.  WINE-2022.

Amalroy, Chandramani Singh, and Y. Narahari. Recent Advances in a Mean Field Approach to Modeling and Control of Epidemics. arXiv:2208.14765. August 2022

Siddharth Barman, Anand Krishna, Y. Narahari, Soumyarup Sadhukhan: Achieving Envy-Freeness with Limited Subsidies under Dichotomous Valuations. IJCAI-2022.

Gogulapati Sreedurga, Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Y. Narahari: Maxmin Participatory Budgeting. IJCAI-2022.

Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Azal Fatima, Inavamsi Enaganti, Y. Narahari: Incentive Compatible Mechanisms for Efficient Procurement of Agricultural Inputs for Farmers through Farmer Collectives. ACM COMPASS 2022.

Shivika Naranag, Arpita Biswas, Y. Narahari. On achieving leximin fairness and stability in many-to-one matchings. AAMAS 2022.

Vishakha Patil, Ganesh Ghalme, Vineet Nayar, Y. Narahari.  Achieving fairness in the stochastic multi-armed bandit problem. Journal of Machine Learning Research. 2021 (Preliminary Version in AAAI 2020)

Ganesh Ghalme, Swapnil Dhamal, Shweta Jain, Sujit Gujar, Y. Narahari.  Balloooning multi-armed bandits. Artificial Intelligence, 2021 (Preliminary Version in AAMAS 2020)

Shivika Narang, Y. Narahari. A study of incentive compatibility and stability issues in fractional matchings. AAMAS 2020.

Thirumulanathan, Rajesh Sundaresan, and Y. Narahari. Optimal mechanisms for selling two items to a single buyer having uniformly distributed valuations. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2019.

Thirumulanathan, Rajesh Sundaresan, and Y. Narahari. On optimal mechanisms in the two-item single-buyer unit-demand setting. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2019.

Swapnil Dhamal, Rohith D. Vallam, and Y. Narahari. Modeling Spread of Preferences in Social Networks for Sampling-based Preference Aggregation. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2019.

Satyanath Bhat, Shwetha Jain, Sujit Gujar, and Y. Narahari. An Optimal Bidimensional Multi-Armed Bandit Auction for Multi-Unit Procurement. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.  2019.

Palash Dey, Neeldhara Mishra, and Y. Narahari.  Parameterized Dichotomy of Choosing Committees Based on Approval Votes in the Presence of Outliers.  Theoretical Computer Science,  2019.

R&D Projects

My most recent R&D Project (ongoing) is on Enabling Farmers with Game Theory and Artificial Intelligence Based Services sponsored by NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), Government of India. For a complete list of my R&D Projects, please click here.

Research Monograph

Y. Narahari, Dinesh Garg, Ramasuri Narayanam, Hastagiri Prakash. Game Theoretic Problems in Network Economics and Mechanism Design Solutions (April 2009). Springer Series in Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing.

Monograph Flyer (WORD)

Monograph Description (WORD) (PPT)

Research Group

Ph.D. | M.Tech.

Project Associates

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Recognition for Students

Best Thesis Awards, Fellowships, etc.