On Connections Between Machine Learning And Information Elicitation, Choice Modeling, And Theoretical Computer Science

Arpit Agarwal, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

Machine learning, which has its origins at the intersection of computer science and statistics, is now a rapidly growing area of research that is being integrated into almost every discipline in science and business such as economics, marketing and information retrieval. As a consequence of this integration, it is necessary to understand how machine learning interacts with these disciplines and to understand fundamental questions that arise at the resulting interfaces. The goal of my thesis research is to study these interdisciplinary questions at the interface of machine learning and other disciplines including mechanism design/information elicitation, preference/choice modeling, and theoretical computer science.