Zhuoshu Li

Email: lzhuoshu at gmail dot com

About Me

I joined Google Pittsburgh in Novemeber 2018.

I obtained my PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. My advisor is Prof. Sanmay Das.

My broad research interests are in the areas of computational economics and machine learning, with a focus on the design and analysis of mechanisms and information structures in matching markets and auction markets through the ''computational lens''. I also work on reinforcement learning.

During my graduate study, in 2016, I was an intern at Noah's Ark Lab, Hong Kong, and researched on faster and more comprehensive algorithms for reinforcement learning in non-stationary environments; in 2017, I interned at Facebook and contributed a reinforcement learning framework and online algorithms for Instagram feed ranking.

Before joining Wash U, I received my B.E. degree from Beihang University, Beijing, China in 2013. In 2012, I interned at USC Information Sciences Institute and worked on agent strategies and network dynamics in graphical games.

*September 2018: I just defended my dissertation!

My CV.


  • Revenue Enhancement Via Asymmetric Signaling in Interdependent-Value Auctions.
    Zhuoshu Li and Sanmay Das.
    AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2019. (To appear)

  • Estimating the Benefits of Incorporating Compatible Pairs in Kidney Exchange.
    Zhuoshu Li, Sanmay Das, Sofia Carrillo and Jason R. Wellen.
    Working Paper. Presented at the AAMAS-IJCAI Workshop on Agents and Incentives in Artificial Intelligence, 2018.
    [Working Paper]

  • Equilibrium Behavior in Competing Dynamic Matching Markets.
    Zhuoshu Li, Neal Gupta, Sanmay Das and John P. Dickerson.
    International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2018.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster]

  • Faster Policy Adaptation in Environments with Exogeneity: A State Augmentation Approach.
    Zhuoshu Li, Zhitang Chen, Pascal Poupart, Sanmay Das, and Yanhui Geng.
    International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2018.

  • An Agent-Based Model of Competition Between Financial Exchanges: Can Frequent Call Mechanisms Drive Trade Away from CDAs?
    Zhuoshu Li and Sanmay Das.
    International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2016.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster]

  • Competing Dynamic Matching Markets.
    Sanmay Das*, John P. Dickerson*, Zhuoshu Li*, and Tuomas Sandholm*.
    (* indicates author lists alphabetical.)
    Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications (AMMA), 2015.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster]

  • The Role of Common and Private Signals in Two-Sided Matching with Interviews.
    Sanmay Das* and Zhuoshu Li*.
    (* indicates author lists alphabetical.)
    Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE), 2014.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Poster]

  • Graph Formation Effects on Social Welfare and Inequality in a Networked Resource Game.
    Zhuoshu Li, Yu-Han Chang, and Rajiv Maheswaran.
    International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP), 2013.