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.
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.