The program for the day can be downloaded as a PDF here.

  • 1230-1330 – Lunch
  • 1330-1430 – Invited Talk: Vincent Conitzer – Mechanism Design in Data-Rich Environments
    • Abstract: In the standard model of mechanism design, agents have privately held information — usually consisting of just their preferences — and the challenge is that they will report whatever information to the mechanism they feel is in their best interest. However, this model does not always fit modern environments. For one, the mechanism may obtain a lot of data about the agent, and while the agent may be able to limit or change the data that the mechanism obtains, doing so may require nontrivial, costly effort. On the other hand, the mechanism may not have a good handle on the agents’ identities, for example because an agent participates under multiple accounts. I will discuss our recent work on these topics.

      No prior background in mechanism design is required. The talk is primarily focused on joint work with Andrew Kephart, Rupert Freeman, Markus Brill, and Nisarg Shah.

    • Bio: Vincent Conitzer is the Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies and Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He received Ph.D. (2006) and M.S. (2003) degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and an A.B. (2001) degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. Most of his research is on artificial intelligence (especially multiagent systems) and economic theory (especially game theory, social choice, and mechanism design). Conitzer has received the Social Choice and Welfare Prize (2014), a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, an NSF CAREER award, the inaugural Victor Lesser dissertation award, an honorable mention for the ACM dissertation award, and several awards for papers and service at the AAAI and AAMAS conferences. He has also been named a Guggenheim Fellow, a Kavli Fellow, a Bass Fellow, a Sloan Fellow, and one of AI’s Ten to Watch. Conitzer and Preston McAfee are the founding Editors-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC).