Electronic Market Design Symposium

On April 30, 2016, the University of Zurich has conferred an honorary doctorate to Prof. Tuomas Sandholm from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) for his research at the intersection of computer science and game theory, in particular for his work on electronic market design. To celebrate the conferral of the honorary doctorate, a symposium in honor of Tuomas Sandholm took place on Friday, April 29, 2016.

See here for impressions from the symposium.


The symposium will take place at the Department of Education of the University of Zurich (building KAB), at Kantonsschulstrasse 3, 8001 Zurich in room G-01 (interactive map).

A map is available below.


14:00 - 15:00 Prof. Tuomas Sandholm
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Keynote: Journey and new results in combinatorial auctions, automated mechanism design for revenue maximization, and kidney exchanges
15:00 - 15:45 Prof. Martin Bichler
TU Munich, Germany
All models are wrong, but some are useful: About spectrum auction design and challenges in market design
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00 Prof. Sven Seuken
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Designing better combinatorial auctions: Algorithms, incentives, and bidding languages
17:00 - 17:45 Prof. Axel Ockenfels
University of Cologne, Germany
Engineering trust on eBay


The symposium is open to the public and free of charge. However, to estimate the number of people attending the symposium, we would be thankful if you registered.