SoCal NEGT Symposium 2015

2015 Southern California Symposium on Network Economics and Game Theory

October 30-31, 2015

University of Southern California


All talks on Friday (Oct. 30) will take place in Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC, and all talks on Saturday (Oct. 31) will take place in EEB 132 on USC campus. Lunches, breaks and other activities will take place in locations noted below.

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

9:30am Continental Breakfast / Attendee Check-in Begins
(Location: Center Ballroom, Radisson Midtown at USC)

10:00-11:00am Keynote 1

Ashish Goel, Stanford University

Decision making at scale: Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Platforms

11:00-11:20am Break (Location: Center Ballroom, Radisson Midtown at USC)
11:20am-12:30pm Lightning talks

9 student talks (5min each)

Parisa Mansourifard, USC
Simpson Zhang, UCLA
Negin Golrezaei, USC
Ahmed Alaa, UCLA
Gerelt Tserenjigmid, Caltech
Haifeng Xu, USC
Holly Borowski, UCSB
Euncheol Shin, Caltech
Daniel Moeller, UCSD
12:30-2:00pm Lunch (Location: Center Ballroom, Radisson Midtown at USC)
2:00-3:30pm Session 1

Milind Tambe, USC
Green Security Games

Federico Echenique, Caltech
Average Choice

Mihaela van der Schaar, UCLA
Reputational Learning and Network Dynamics

3:30-4:00pm Break (Location: Center Ballroom, Radisson Midtown at USC)
4:00-5:00pm Session 2

Jason Marden, UCSB
The Role of Information in Multiagent Coordination

Greys Sosic, USC
Allocation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Supply Chains
(Joint work with Sanjith Gopalakrishnan, Daniel Granot, Frieda Granot and Hailong Cui)
5:00-7:00pm Poster session & drinks (Location: Center Ballroom, Radisson Midtown at USC)

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
9:15am Continental Breakfast / Attendee Check-in Begins
(Location: EEB 132 at USC)

Keynote 2
Kevin Leyton-Brown, UBC

Modeling Human Play in Unrepeated Games

10:45-11:15am Break (Location: EEB 132 at USC)
11:15am-12:45pm Session 3

Omer Tamuz, Caltech
The Speed of Social Learning
(Joint work with Matan Harel, Elchanan Mossel and Philipp Strack)

Jay Lu, UCLA
Competitive Information Disclosure in Search Markets
(joint work with Simon Board)

Guofu Tan, USC
Platform Competition in Multisided Markets

12:45-2:15pm Lunch (Location: EEB 132 at USC)
2:15-3:45pm Session 4

Jacob Foster/Darcy Song, UCLA
Why Scientists Chase Big Problems/Hot Topics: Individual Strategy and Social Optimality

Insoon Yang, MIT/USC
Convexity and optimality conditions for continuous-time principal-agent problems
(Joint work with Lawrence Craig Evans and Christopher Miller)

Hu Fu, Caltech
Revenue optimal auctions beyond private and independent values