Mohammad Mahdi Khalili

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Delaware

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

Phone: (302)-831 4519

Office: 442 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave, Newark, DE 19716




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

  • Ph.D. students, Mina Samizadeh and Yihe Wang, have been selected to receive the Block fellowship. Congratulations, Mina and Yihe.

  • The paper “Fair Sequential Selection Using Supervised Learning Models” is accepted in NeurIPS 2021.

  • The paper “A Mechanism Design Approach to Solve Ransomware Dilemmas ” is accepted in the 2021 Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec).

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

  • 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 graduate and undergraduate students. If you are interested in working with me, please send me your CV and TOEFL score.