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Lillian Ratliff

  • Assistant Professor

Lillian Ratliff was a postdoctoral researcher in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley from 2015 to 2016, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2015.  Her research interests lie at the intersection of game theory, optimization and statistical learning. She applies tools from these domains to address inefficiencies and vulnerabilities in next-generation urban infrastructure systems.  She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Research Interests

Smart urban spaces.

Representative Publications

  • Ioannis C. Konstantakopoulos, Lillian J. Ratliff, Ming Jin, Costas Spanos, S. Shankar Sastry. Smart Building Energy Efficiency via Social Game: A Robust Utility Learning Framework for Closing–the–Loop. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2016 (under review).
  • Lillian J. Ratliff, Walid Krichene, S. Shankar Sastry. Adaptive Incentive Design Under Adverse Selection. SICON, 2016
  • Ming Jin, Lillian J. Ratliff, Ioannis C. Konstantakopoulos, Costas Spanos, S. Shankar Sastry. REST: A Reliable Estimation and Stopping Time Algorithm for Social Game Experiments. Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, pp. 90–99, 2015.
  • Lillian J. Ratliff, Roy Dong, Henrik Ohlsson, Alvaro A. Cardenas, Shankar Sastry. Privacy and Customer Segmentation in the Smart Grid. Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2136–2141, 2014
  • Lillian J. Ratliff, Samuel A. Burden, Shankar Sastry. Genericity and Structural Stability of Non-degenerate Differential Nash Equilibria. American Control Conference, pp. 3990–3995, 2014.
  • Lillian J. Ratliff, Samuel A. Burden, S. Shankar Sastry. On the Characterization of Local Nash Equilibria in Continuous Games. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2016. [ Link ]
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  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2015
    University of California, Berkeley
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, 2010
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, 2008
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • BS, Mathematics, 2008
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas