Lily

Lillian J. Ratliff is an Associate Professor (effective September 2022) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. She also holds Adjunct Associate Professor positions in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at UW. Prior to joining UW, Ratliff obtained her PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley (2015). Ratliff holds a MS (UNLV 2010) and BS (UNLV 2008) in Electrical Engineering as well as a BS (UNLV 2008) in Mathematics. Ratliff's research interests lie at the intersection of game theory and economics, optimization, machine learning, and control theory. She draws on theory from these areas to develop new theory for decision-making in societal-scale learning-enabled systems. Ratliff is the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2009), NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative award (2017), and an NSF CAREER award (2019), and the ONR Young Investigator award (2020). She was awarded the UW CoE Junior Faculty Award in 2021. Ratliff was also an invited speaker at the NAE China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2019) and recently awarded the Dhanani Endowed Faculty Fellowship (2020).