Chris Ikeokwu

PhD Student in Computer Science, EECS, University of California, Berkeley

I’m a first-year PhD student in the Theory Group at UC Berkeley, fortunate to be advised by Christian Borgs and Jennifer Chayes.

I’m broadly interested in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence and mathematical economics. Most recently, graph theory, combinatorial optimization and algorithmic game theory.

I also like to think about how techniques from TCS, AI and economic design can yield insights about and help solve important societal problems like inequality and poverty.

Before coming to Berkeley, I graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science. I’m extremely grateful for the mentorship of Profs. Rediet Abebe, Adam Eck and Sam Taggart during my undergraduate years.

news / upcoming

May 24, 2022 7th Marketplace Innovation Workshop (MIW), Talk. An Algorithmic Introduction to Savings Circles.
May 8, 2022 4th Games, Agents, and Incentives Workshop (GAIW), Talk. An Algorithmic Introduction to Savings Circles. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS).
Mar 18, 2022 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Transformative Leadership Seminar, Guest Speaker. AI, Social Justice and Africa. Center for African Studies, Berkeley, CA.
Mar 10, 2022 University of Cambridge Ethics in Maths Society (CUEiMS), Invited Talk. An Algorithmic Introduction to Savings Circles. Cambridge, UK

selected publications

  1. AAAI
    An Algorithmic Introduction to Savings Circles
    Abebe, Rediet, Eck, Adam, Ikeokwu, Christian, and Taggart, Sam
    In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2022