Sanmay Das
Teaching Papers Data CV
Sanmay Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Office: Jolley 512
e-mail: sanmay at wustl dot edu
Phone: 314-935-4274 
Fax: 314-935-7302 

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1045, Jolley Hall Suite 304
One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis MO 63130


If you are interested in grad school at Wash U, or potential postdoc / visitor / intern positions in my group, please read this page before contacting me.


I am part of the fantastic and growing Machine Learning and AI group at Wash U CSE. I have broad interests across AI, machine learning, and computational social science. Recently I have worked mainly on designing effective algorithms for agents in complex, uncertain environments, and on understanding the social or collective outcomes of individual behavior. My research spans market microstructure, matching markets, social networks, reinforcement learning, sequential decision-making, supervised learning, and data mining. For more details, you can read some of my papers.


I am grateful for research support over the years from the NSF (including a CAREER award), BSF, and IARPA.


  • April 2017: Mithun just defended his terrific dissertation!

  • Current service: I am serving as PC co-chair of AAMAS 2017, on the PC of NetEcon 2017, and the SPC of AAAI 2018.
  • Assorted Older Links

  • Videos of a session in which I gave the second talk and interview I gave on prediction markets at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit are online (along with a ton of other interesting talks and interviews!)

  • The Wikimedia research newsletter of September 2013 discussed some of our work on manipulation in Wikipedia

  • An INFORMS Daily Report blog post from 2008 on some of our Wikipedia research

  • An article from The Economist in 2003, describing some of my research on modeling financial markets

  • Current Ph.D. Students

  • Mithun Chakraborty
  • Zhuoshu Li
  • Hao Yan

    Former Ph.D. Students

  • Allen Lavoie (Ph.D, WashU 2016) → Google Brain
  • Meenal Chhabra (Ph.D., VT 2014) → Square, Inc.
  • Selected Service and Organization


    ACM SIGAI Vice-Chair (2013--)
    IJCAI Sister Track Co-Chair 2015; Senior PC 2016, 2013, 2011.
    AAMAS Program Co-Chair 2017; Sponsorships Co-Chair 2013; Senior PC 2012; PC 2013-2015.
    AMMA (2009 PC Co-Chair; 2011 General Co-Chair; 2015 PC)
    ACM EC (Workshops Chair 2011; PC 2012-2014, 2016)
    AAAI (Senior PC 2012-2014, 2016, 2018; PC 2015)
    ICML PC 2012, 2016.
    NIPS Reviewer 2012.
    ICDM PC 2008-10, 2012.
    KDD PC 2009.
    SDM PC 2008


    SIGAI Career Network Conference 2015, 2016
    AMMA 2009 and 2011 (plus Steering Committee)
    2008 RPI CS Day on Machine Learning and Data Mining