UCSD’s Campus Community Environment : A Study on the Price Center Expansion

submitted by: a2aquino

My research project is about the Price Center Expansion at the University of California, San Diego. The main point of this study was to prove if the community environment at UCSD is improving in regards to the recent renovations that were done to Price Center.

The Rise of Non-Governmental Organizations in Affordable Housing: A Case Study of City Heights

submitted by: warren yee

Non-governmental organizations are assuming a diverse set of responsibilities to provide local communities the additional support for affordable housing development. This project focuses upon the networking abilities and capital raising strategies of NGOs, and how their initiatives impact the community of City Heights (San Diego).

Strategic Network Formation with Structural Holes

submitted by: dougramsey
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 Algorithmic Lens: How the Computational Perspective is Transforming the Sciences

submitted by: dougramsey
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...

Dynamic Mechanism Design

submitted by: dougramsey
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...

Nash Bargaining Via Flexible Budget Markets

submitted by: dougramsey
In his seminal 1950 paper, John NashIn his seminal 1950 paper, John Nash defined the bargaining game; the ensuing theory of bargaining lies at the heart of game theory. In this work, we initiate an algorithmic study of Nash bargaining games. For a certain class of Nash bargaining games, we show that they can be transformed into a market (in a new variant of a traditional market model from mathematical economics). We then extend techniques developed in theoretical computer science over the...