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Department Events

The Department runs a variety of seminars, workshops and colloquia, here are some of the ones that may be of interest to visitors and guests.

For more information about Departmental Seminars, please contact the current organizer, Sara Kalvala.

For directions to the Department, please see the map of campus and directions.

 

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Tim Roughgarden: How Computer Science Informs Modern Auction Design

14:05 - 15:00, Wed, 14 Feb '18
Location: Room to be confirmed

Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

Abstract: Economists have studied the theory and practice of auctions
for decades. How can computer science contribute? Using the recent
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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