INFORMS Workshop Mathematical Optimization and Market Design 2018

Tentative Program

June 18, 2018

8:00-9:00 Registration

Workshop Opening
Martin Bichler, Bob Day

Solving Large Incomplete-Information Extensive-Form Games
Tuomas Sandholm, Carnegie Mellon University

10:00-10:30  Coffee Break

10:30-12:00  Session: Optimization and Pricing in Non-Convex Markets

Allocation Under Stochastic Demand: A Primal-Dual Approach
Sasa Pekec, Duke University

Linear Prices in Combinatorial Auctions
Bob Day, University of Connecticut

Competitive Equilibria in Combinatorial Exchanges with Financially Constrained Buyers
Martin Bichler and Stefan Waldherr, Technical University of Munich

12:00-13:00  Lunch Break
13:00-14:30  Session: Matching with Constraints and Complex Preferences

Hidden Substitutes
Scott Kominers, Harvard Business School

Matching with Complex Preferences (tbd)
Itai Ashlagi, Stanford University

Obvious Manipulability
Thayer Morrill, NCSU

14:30-14:45  Short Break

14:45-16:15  Session: Iterative Combinatorial Auctions

An Efficient Ascending Auction for Private Valuations
Oleg Baranov, University of Colorado

Machine Learning-Based Combinatorial Auctions
Ben Lubin, Boston University (with Sven Seuken and Gianluca Brero, Zurich University)

Adaptive-Price Combinatorial Auctions
Sebastien Lahaie, Google (with Ben Lubin, Boston University)

16:15-16:30  Afternoon Snack

Markets for Road Use: Eliminating Congestion through Scheduling, Routing, and Real-time Road Pricing,
Peter Cramton, University of Cologne (with R. Richard Geddes and Axel Ockenfels)

June 19, 2018

Market Design and the FCC Incentive Auction
Larry Ausubel, University of Maryland  (with Christina Aperjis and Oleg Baranov)

9.45-10.00 Break

10:00-11:00  Session: Dynamic Auctions and Applications

Prophet Inequalities Made Easy: Stochastic Optimization by Pricing Non-Stochastic Inputs
Michal Feldman, Tel-Aviv University

Quantity Contingent Auctions and Allocation of Airport Slots 
Michael Ball, University of Maryland

11.00-12.00 pm Closing panel: Beyond Strategyproofness