SoCal NEGT Symposium 2012

2012 Southern California Symposium on Network Economics and Game Theory

November 1-2, 2012

Davidson Center, University of Southern California


Note: Below is a tentative schedule and might be subject to changes.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:30am A Retrospective on Prof. Lloyd Shapley's Contributions
Manel Baucells, RAND Corporation

10:00am-11:00am Keynote 1 (Chair: Rahul Jain)

Anant Sahai, UC Berkeley
Wireless spectrum sharing and cognitive radio: opportunities and challenges

11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:15pm Session A (Chair: Ubli Mitra)

Suvrajeet Sen, USC
On the Pricing Dilemma of Centralized Electricity Markets

Sushil Bikhchandani, UC Los Angeles
Mechanism Design with Information Acquisition: Efficiency and Full Surplus Extraction

12:15-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Session B (Chair: Adam Wierman)

Leeat Yariv, Caltech
Collective Dynamic Choice: The Necessity of Time Inconsistency

Ubli Mitra, USC
Cooperation in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Scott Jordan, UC Irvine
ISP Tier Design

3:00-4:30pm Coffee Break / Poster Session
4:30-5:30pm Session C (Chair: Mihaela van der Schaar)

Guofu Tan, USC
All-Units Discount and Capacity Constraint

Umang Bhaskar, Caltech
A Competitive Strategy for Routing Flow Over Time

5:30-6:00pm Break
6:00-8:00pm Reception

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
9:00am Continental Breakfast
10:00am-11:00am Keynote 2 (Chair: Katrina Liggett)

Moshe Babaioff, Microsoft Research
On Bitcoin and Red Balloons

11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:15pm Session D (Chair: David Kempe)

Pietro Ortoleva, Caltech
Revealed (P)Reference Theory

Paulo Tabuada, UC Los Angeles
Estimation and Control Under Adversarial Attacks

12:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Session E (Chair: Simon Wilkie)

Joao Hespanha, UC Santa Babara
Randomized Methods in Game Theory with Applications to Network Security

Jorge Cortes, UC San Diego
Distributed Convergence to Nash Equilibria in Two-network Zero-sum Games

David Kempe, USC
Information Asymmetries in first-price common-value auctions, or, The Value of Information (joint work with Vasilis Syrgkanis and Eva Tardos)

3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30-4:30pm Session F (Chair: Ichiro Obara)

Simon Board, UC Los Angeles
Revenue Management with Forward-Looking Buyers

Mihaela van der Schaar, UC Los Angeles
Strategic Content Production and Link Formation in Online Networks

4:30-5:30pm Keynote 3 (Chair: John Ledyard)

Ilya Segal, Stanford
Heuristic Auctions (joint work with Paul Milgrom)