IEEE Intelligent Systems Names Dickerson One of “AI’s 10 to Watch”

Jan 07, 2021

A University of Maryland expert in machine learning has been named as one of “AI’s 10 to Watch” by IEEE Intelligent Systems, a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the IEEE Computer Society.

John Dickerson, an assistant professor of computer science with an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, joins nine other early-career scientists recognized for their outstanding achievements involving artificial intelligence.

The finalists were chosen by a committee of IEEE Intelligent Systems editorial and advisory board members based on the candidate’s scientific quality, reputation, impact, expert endorsement, and diversity.

Dickerson’s research is focused on solving practical economic problems using techniques from computer science, stochastic optimization and machine learning.

He has worked extensively on theoretical and empirical approaches to organ exchange where his work has set policy at the United Network for Organ Sharing nationwide kidney exchange; worldwide blood donation markets with Facebook; game-theoretic approaches to counter-terrorism and negotiation, where his models have been deployed; and market design problems in industry (e.g., online advertising) through various startups.

Dickerson is active in the University of Maryland Center for Machine Learning, where he helped launch a Rising Stars in Machine Learning seminar series that supports up-and-coming female researchers as they pursue new scientific and academic opportunities.

He received his doctoral degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016.