Tim Roughgarden: How Computer Science Informs Modern Auction Design
Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone
Refreshments: 3:45 PM
Location: Patil/Kiva G449
Host: Ankur Moitra
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, email@example.com
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TALK: Tim Roughgarden: How Computer Science Informs Modern Auction Design
Abstract : Economists have studied the theory and practice of auctions for decades. How can computer science contribute? Using the ongoing U.S. FCC double-auction for wireless spectrum as a case study, I'll illustrate the many answers: novel auction formats, algorithms for NP-hard problems, approximation guarantees for simple auctions, and communication complexity-based impossibility results.
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