Seminar Schedule Spring 2012

The EconCS Group holds Economics and Computer Science research seminars each semester.

Spring 2012 meetings are held at 2:30 until 4pm on Mondays in LISE 311.

DateSpeaker(s) Topic

January 30
*MD 319*
William Zame Designing Exchange for Online Communities
 *please note special time and place*

February 13
*MD G135*
Haoqi Zhang Computational Environment Design
*please note special place*
February 26  Luyi Gui Decentralized network optimization via mechanism design
March 5 Andrew Mao Social Choice for Human Computation
March 19 Brendan Lucier The Limits of Black-Box Reductions in Mechanism Design
March 26 Bo Waggoner (1st)

 Mike Ruberry (2nd)
Evaluating Resistance to False-Name Manipulations in Elections (1st)

Designing Informative Securities (2nd)
April 2 Tanmoy Chakraborty Mechanism Design in a Risk Averse World
April 9 Azarakhsh Malekian

Bayesian Optimal Auctions via Multi- to Single-agent Reduction

April 16 Georgios Zervas

Alice Gao (2nd)
The Groupon Effect on Yelp Ratings:  A Root Cause Analysis (1st)

Quality Expectation-Variance Tradeoffs in Crowdsourcing Contests
April 18
*MD G135*
Yu-An Sun How to Assure the Quality of Human Computation Tasks When Majority Voting Fails?
*please note special time and place*
April 23 Augustin Chaintreau Transactional Privacy:  Unknotting the Privacy Tussle with Economics
April 30 Jake Abernethy Minimax Option Pricing Meets Black-Scholes in the Limit
May 7 David Kempe Information Asymmetries in first-price common-value auctions, or, How to Sell Third-Party Cookies

Contact Information

Yiling Chen
Maxwell Dworkin 233
(617) 495-3298

David C. Parkes
Maxwell Dworkin 229
(617) 384-8130

Ariel Procaccia

Yaron Singer
Maxwell Dworkin 239
(617) 496-9271

Milind Tambe
Maxwell Dworkin 125
(617) 998-2423