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Invitation: 1st Workshop on People-centric Operations 2021 (23 July 2021)

  • 1.  Invitation: 1st Workshop on People-centric Operations 2021 (23 July 2021)

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi Everyone,

    You are all invited to participate in the  1st Workshop on People-centric Operations that will be held virtually in conjunction with ACM EC, on July 23, 2021. The workshop aims to address research questions arising in social systems whose operations critically rely on the participation of a large number of individuals. We have an exciting program of two keynote talks, a panel discussion, 3 contributed technical sessions addressing key themes in people-centric operations and a poster session.

    Keynote talks:

    Speaker: Karen Smilowitz (Northwestern)

    Title: Building optimization models with community partners: rethinking student assignment in public school districts

    Time: 8 am - 8:45 am PT

     

    Speaker: Sean Meyn (University of Florida)

    Title: Irrational Agents and the Power Grid - Does ERCOT 2021 Teach Us Something New?  

    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm PT

     

    Panel discussion: 

    Speakers: Dominic Coey (Facebook), Ashish Goel (Stanford), and Y. Karen Zheng (MIT)

    Time: 3 pm - 3:45 pm PT

    To participate in the workshop, you will have to register for EC 21. Conference registration is only $20 ($10 for students), provided you are or become a SIGecom member. A SIGecom yearly membership itself is only $10 ($5 for students). The regular price for non-SIGecom members is $120 ($50 for students).

    We look forward to your participation!

    Nikhil Garg (Cornell Tech)

    Vijay Kamble (UIC)

    Vahideh Manshadi (Yale)



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    Vijay Kamble
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago IL
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