Mohammad Mahdi Khalili

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Delaware

E-mail: khalili (AT) udel (DOT) edu




I am an assistant professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. Before joining  UD, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, in the group of  Somayeh Sojoudi. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the supervision of Mingyan Liu in 2019.  Moreover, I received an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2018, and an MSc and a BSc in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2015 and 2013, respectively. My research interest is in the societal aspect of machine learning algorithms, specifically in the areas of data privacy, fairness, game theory and mechanism design, and security economics. Please visit my research page to learn more about current and past projects.

Recent News

  • I will serve on the technical program committee at the 2021 Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec).

  • Two Ph.D. students will join the Econ-AI lab next Fall. Looking forward to working with them.

  • Undergraduate research student, Hoda Qasim, received the UD summer scholarship award.

  • The paper “Designing Contracts for Trading Private and Heterogeneous Data Using a Biased Differentially Private Algorithm” to appear in IEEE Access Journal, 2021.

  • The paper “Improving Fairness and Privacy in Selection Problems” has been accepted at the AAAI Conference, 2021.

Available Positions

Prospective students: I have multiple positions available in my group for Ph.D. students. If you are interested in working with me starting Fall 2021, please apply online and mention my name in your application. If you can join my group in the spring semester (Feb 2021), please send me your CV, Transcripts, and TOEFL score.