Hongyao Ma is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science in Harvard SEAS, advised by Prof. David C. Parkes. Her research is broadly situated at the intersection of economics and computer science, and she is particularly interested in designing market-based systems to bring people together in useful ways, in the presence of uncertainty, self-interest, and autonomy. Ma is a recipient of the Siebel Scholarship, Harvard SEAS fellowship, and the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching at Harvard. She received her M.S. in 2014 at Harvard, and B.E. in 2012 at Xi'an Jiaotong University, both in Electrical Engineering. She interned at Uber in the summer of 2017, worked as a research intern at AT&T Labs Research in the summer of 2013, and will be a postdoctoral research scientist at Uber starting summer 2019 before joining Columbia Business School in Fall 2020.