Mike Shann

Mike Shann
Ph.D. Student
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.B.03
Tel +41 44 635 71 25
Email shannm@ifi.uzh.ch

Short Bio

Since December 1st, 2011, Mike is a Ph.D. student in the Computation and Economics Research Group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich. In 2008, he received a BSc in Informatics from the University of Zurich with a focus on Business Economics and AI. In 2011, Mike received a MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zürich with a focus on Information Security.

Research Interests

Smart Grid Markets; Preference Elicitation; Behavioral Economics; Artificial Intelligence; Electronic Market Design; Mechanism Design; Electronic Commerce.


  • It is too Hot: An In-Situ Study of Three Designs for Heating.
    Alper T. Alan, Mike Shann, Enrico Costanza, Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, and Sven Seuken. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), San Jose, CA, May 2016.[pdf]
  • Adaptive Home Heating under Weather and Price Uncertainty using GPs and MDPs.
    Mike Shann and Sven Seuken. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Paris, France, May 2014.[pdf]
  • An Active Learning Approach to Home Heating in the Smart Grid.
    Mike Shann and Sven Seuken. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Beijing, China, August 2013.[pdf]
  • Game Theoretical Analysis of Incentives for Large-scale, Fully Decentralized Collaboration Neworks
    Thomas Bocek, Michael Shann, David Hausheer, and Burkhard Stiller. In IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2008).pdf