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Dec 8, 2014 New Working Paper "Fairness Beyond the Core: New Payment Rules for Combinatorial Auctions"

We study payment rules for combinatorial auctions via a computational Bayes-Nash equilibrium analysis and we find that the most commonly used rule is particularly unfair towards small players. We propose alternative, fairer payment rules that correct this unfairness while retaining the high efficiency of the incumbent rule.

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Nov 25, 2014 Paper accepted at AAAI'15

Our paper "A Faster Core Constraint Generation Algorithm for Combinatorial Auctions" was accepted at AAAI'15.

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Sep 29, 2014 Sven Seuken was awarded an SNSF research grant

Sven Seuken was awarded a research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for his research project "Trading off Strategyproofness and Efficiency in Matching Markets."

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Sep 16, 2014 Three new PhD students have joined our research group

Three new PhD students have just our research group: Gianluca Brero, Dmitry Moor, and Steffen Schuldenzucker. Welcome!!

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Aug 13, 2014 Talk on "Combinatorial Bandwidth Markets" at OR'2014

On September 3rd, 2014, Sven Seuken will give a talk at the International Conference on Operations Research (OR) in Aachen, Germany on how to design a combinatorial bandwidth market.

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Jul 2, 2014 Sven Seuken has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)

Sven Seuken has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) for a three-year term on July 1st, 2014.

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Jun 12, 2014 New Working Paper "The Naive versus the Adaptive Boston Mechanism"

We present a new variant of the Boston mechanism and compare it to the traditional Boston mechanism as well as Random Serial Dictatoriship in a setting without priorities.

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Jun 2, 2014 Our letter on "Relaxing Strategyproofness in One-Sided Matching" has been published in the ACM SIGecom Exchanges

Our letter on "Relaxing Strategyproofness in One-Sided Matching" has been published in the ACM SIGecom Exchanges on June 2, 2014.

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Apr 29, 2014 Two fully funded PhD positions in Economics and Computation: apply now!

We are inviting applications for 2 fully funded PhD positions in "Economics and Computation."

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Apr 16, 2014 Our paper "The Adaptive Boston Mechanism" was accepted for presentation at the Matching in Practice workshop in Berlin

Our paper "The Adaptive Boston Mechanism" was accepted for presentation at the Matching in Practice workshop to take place in Berlin on June 16-17, 2014.

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Apr 15, 2014 One paper accepted at EC'14

Our paper "An Axiomatic Approach to Characterizing and Relaxing Strategyproofness of One-sided Matching Mechanisms" was accepted at EC'14.

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Mar 27, 2014 Sven Seuken and Abraham Bernstein were awared an SNSF grant

Sven Seuken and Abraham Bernstein were awarded a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for their research project "A Market-based Approach for Querying the Web of Data."

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Feb 24, 2014 Two full papers accepted at AAMAS'14

Our group got two full papers accepted at AAMAS'14.

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Jan 15, 2014 New Working Paper "An Axiomatic Approach to Characterizing and Relaxing Strategyproofness of One-sided Matching Mechanisms"

We present a new, axiomatic approach to characterizing and relaxing strategyproofness in the assignment domain.

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Nov 17, 2013 New Collaboration with Zhejiang University and Alibaba

On November 11th, we celebrated the opening of the new "Interdisciplinary Research Lab on Service, Economics, Management and Compution (SEMCom)" at Zhejiang University in China. The primary goal of this new collaboration is to enable interdisciplinary research on topics at the intersection of computing, electronic market design, and e-commerce.

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Nov 9, 2013 Basil Philipp wins Award for best BSc Thesis

Basi Philipp, who is now a Master's student at the IfI, won an award (the "Semesterpreis") for the best Bachelor's thesis written in Spring 2013 at the Department of Informatics.

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May 2, 2013 New paper on "An Active Learning Approach to Home Heating in the Smart Grid"

The paper An Active Learning Approach to Home Heating in the Smart Grid by Mike Shann and Sven Seuken was accepted to IJCAI'13.

Mar 30, 2013 New working paper on "Behavioral Factors in Market User Interface Design"

New working paper on Behavioral Factors in Market User Interface Design by Sven Seuken, David C. Parkes, Eric Horvitz, Kamal Jain, Mary Czerwinski, and Desney Tan.

Mar 23, 2013 Sven Seuken was awarded an SNSF grant

Sven Seuken received a research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for his project "Foundations of Market User Interface Design and Applications to the Smart Grid" (duration: 01.04.2013 - 31.03.2016).

Mar 18, 2013 Sven Seuken wins Google Faculty Research Award

Sven Seuken wins a Google Faculty Research Award for his research project on "Human Recommender Systems". The award amounts to $76,000 for one year.

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Mar 11, 2013 New working paper on "Partially Strategyproof Mechanisms"

New working paper on Partially Strategyproof Mechanisms for the Assignment Problem by Timo Mennle and Sven Seuken.

Oct 1, 2012 Sven Seuken receives research grant from the Hasler Foundation

Sven Seuken was awarded a research grant from the Hasler Foundation for a new research project on "Matching Markets".

Jun 4, 2012 Paper published at EC'12 on "Market User Interface Design"

Sven Seuken, David C. Parkes, Eric Horvitz, Kamal Jain, Mary Czerwinski, and Desney Tan published a new paper on Market User Interface Design in the Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC), Valencia, Spain.