Portrait of Ece Kamar

Ece Kamar

Researcher

About

I am a researcher in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction group at Microsoft Research, Redmond. My research interests include human-computer collaboration, decision-making under uncertainty, and mechanism design with a focus on real-world applications that bring people and adaptive agents together. I am in particular interested in building collaborative systems for assisting users in mobile domains and for solving crowdsourcing tasks.
I received a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University in 2010. My thesis focused on reasoning under uncertainty for successful human-computer teamwork. I received a M.S. from Harvard University in 2007 and a B.S. from Sabanci University in Turkey in 2005.

Projects

Dialog and Conversational Systems Research

Established: March 14, 2014

Conversational systems interact with people through language to assist, enable, or entertain. Research at Microsoft spans dialogs that use language exclusively, or in conjunctions with additional modalities like gesture; where language is spoken or in text; and in a variety…

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Professional Activities

·         Participant of First Study Panel of One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence

·         Program Co-chair, WIP Track, HCOMP 2016

·         Area Chair, IJCAI 2016

·         Senior Program Committee Member, AAMAS 2014, 2015, 2016

·         Organizer, Workshop on Human-Agent Interaction Design and Models at AAMAS, 2015; at IJCAI 2016

·         Program Committee Member, AAAI 2013, 2014, 2016

·         Program Committee Member, WWW, 2014

·         Program Committee Member, UAI 2011, 2012, 2013

·         Program Committee Member, HCOMP 2012, 2013

·         Reviewer, IUI 2012, 2013

·         Reviewer, CHI 2013

·         Program Committee Member, AAMAS 2011,2012

·         Program Committee Member, HCOMP 2012

·         Reviewer, CSCW 2012

·         Senior Program Committee Member, IJCAI 2011

·         Program Committee Member, IUI 2010

·          Program Committee Member, Mixed-Initiative Multi-agent Systems Workshop, AAMAS 2009