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.
Tim Roughgarden: How Computer Science Informs Modern Auction Design
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.