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What and Who
Title:Computational fair division and mechanism design
Speaker:Simina Branzei
coming from:Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Speakers Bio:Simina Branzei is an I-CORE postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in the area of Economics and

Computation. Her research has been published at top conferences in artificial intelligence such as AAAI and IJCAI, and she received
multiple awards, such as the Simons-Berkeley fellowship, the IBM Ph.D. fellowship, and the Google Anita Borg Memorial scholarship.
She completed a Ph.D. at Aarhus University, Denmark, M.Math from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and held visiting positions

at Tsinghua University, China, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Event Type:SWS Colloquium
Visibility:SWS, RG1, MMCI
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Level:AG Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Monday, 20 February 2017
Duration:90 Minutes
Building:E1 5
The emergence of online platforms has brought about a fundamental shift in economic thinking: the design of economic systems is now a problem that computer science can tackle. For the first time we are able to move from the study of economic systems as natural systems to carefully designing and executing them on a computer. Prominent examples of digital market mechanisms include auctions for ads (run by companies such as Google) and electromagnetic spectrum (used by the US government).
I will discuss several recent developments in fair division and mechanism design. I will start with a dictatorship theorem for fair division (cake cutting), showing that requiring truthfulness gives rise to a dictator.
Afterwards, I will discuss the theme of simplicity and complexity in mechanism design, and more generally the interplay between economics and computation and learning.
Name(s):Annika Meiser
Phone:9303 9105
EMail:--email address not disclosed on the web
Video Broadcast
Video Broadcast:YesTo Location:Kaiserslautern
To Building:G26To Room:111
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