Dynamic Mechanism Design

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I will consider the design of efficient and profit-maximizing Bayesian incentive-compatible mechanisms for general dynamic environments with private information. In the environment, agents observe a sequence of private signals over a number of periods. In each period, the agents report their private signals and choose public (contractible) and private actions based on the reports. The probability distribution over future signals may depend on both past signals and past decisions. The general...

The Algorithmic Lens: How the Computational Perspective is Transforming the Sciences

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Presentation by Christos Papadimitriou, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, UC Berkeley, CA. Computational research transforms the sciences (physical, mathematical, life or social) not just by empowering them analytically, but mainly by providing a novel and powerful perspective which often leads to unforeseen insights. Examples abound: quantum computation provides the right forum for questioning and testing some of the most basic tenets of quantum physics, while...

Strategic Network Formation with Structural Holes

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Presented by Siddharth Suri, Yahoo! Research Scientist. A fundamental principle in social network research is that individuals can benefit from serving as intermediaries between others who are not directly connected. Through such intermediation, they potentially can broker the flow of information and synthesize ideas arising in different parts of the network. These principles form the underpinning for the theory of structural holes, which studies the ways in which individuals, particularly...

The Human Oral Microbiome by Floyd Dewhirst, Harvard University

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The human oral cavity is a diverse habitat that contains approximately bacterial 600 predominant species. The oral microbiome is comprised of 44% named species, 12% isolates representing unnamed species, and 44% phylotypes known only from 16S rRNA based cloning studies. Species from 11 phyla have been identified: Firmicutes (211), Bacteroidetes (106), Proteobacteria (99), Actinobacteria (64), Spirochaetes (49), Fusobacteria (29), TM7 (12), Synergistetes (10), Chlamydiae (1), Chloroflexi (1)...

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MORE is MORE 2: 4D Product Design for the Everyday

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This is 25 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE 8 HOURS event. (Good resolution please wait for download if no immediate streaming.) Designing Design Research 7: "MORE is MORE 2 - 4D Product Design for The Everyday" DANA CENTRE, Science Museum, Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7, UK. Tuesday 6th May 2008. "Is complexity science with arts&design about give us 'polite robotic traffic lights', an 'angry robot toaster', and delightfully choreographed buildings"? MORE is MORE 2 was an...