Lily

Lillian J. Ratliff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. She also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at UW. Prior to joining UW, Lillian obtained her PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley (2015). She holds a MS (UNLV 2010) and BS (UNLV 2008) in Electrical Engineering as well as a BS (UNLV 2008) in Mathematics. Lillian'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. Lillian 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. Lillian was also an invited speaker at the NAE China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2019) and recently awarded the Dhanani Endowed Faculty Fellowship (2020).