Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Computer Science
Alice Gao is an assistant professor, teaching stream, in the Department of Computer Science.
Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Gao was a lecturer and advisor in computer science at the University of Waterloo. She received her PhD in computer science from Harvard University where her advisor was Yiling Chen. She was then a postdoctoral fellow working with Kevin Leyton-Brown at the University of British Columbia.
Gao’s current research interests are in computer science education — for example, procrastination, active learning and peer evaluation. Her past research was at the intersection of artificial intelligence and game theory. She has also designed incentive mechanisms to collect and aggregate accurate information from strategic participants using a mix of theoretical and experimental methods.
“I love problem solving,” says Gao. “And artificial intelligence excites me since it aims to solve some very difficult problems.”