About the SoCal NEGT Symposium
This symposium brings together students, professors, and researchers from Southern California who use game theory to analyze, design, and assess the performance of networks. We hope to highlight connections between research areas and stimulate conversations about the benefits and limitations of game theory as a tool for understanding networked systems. Our community is interested in both the application of game theory to networking problems and in the development of novel game-theoretic methods; we also have a broader interest in learning, mechanism design, and network science.
We are delighted to announce this year's keynote speakers: Brian Uzzi (Northwestern), Scott Page (University of Michigan), and R. Preston McAfee (Microsoft).
Brian Uzzi (Northwestern University)
Keynote talk: Informational Combinatorics and High Impact Ideas in Science and Technology
Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, and big data. He is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the Kellogg School of Management, and professor of sociology and professor of engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering. At Northwestern, he is also codirector of NICO, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and the director of the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI). Besides his positions at Kellogg, he has been on the faculties of Harvard University, INSEAD, University of Chicago, and the University of California of Berkeley where he was the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership.
Scott Page (University of Michigan)
Keynote talk: Game(S) Theory: Behavior in Context