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, algorithmic game theory, statistical learning and their intersections.

I also think about how tools and techniques from TCS, AI and economic design can yield insights about important societal problems.

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

news / upcoming

Jul 14, 2022 I was awarded a Hearts to Humanity Eternal (H2H8) graduate research grant for my work in graph theory and AI.
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. 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
    Rediet AbebeAdam EckChristian Ikeokwu, and Samuel Taggart
    In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2022