Ludwig Dierks

Ludwig Dierks
Ph.D. Student
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.B.03
Tel +41 44 635 45 80

Short Bio

Since October 2015 Ludwig is a Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Sven Seuken in the Computation and Economics Research Group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich. In Summer 2018, Ludwig was an intern at Microsoft in the Office of the Chief Economist. In 2015, he received a M.Sc. in Mathematics in Operations Research from TU Munich. He wrote his Master's thesis on "Cooperative Games with Payoff Restrictions" under the supervision of Prof. Felix Brandt. During his M.Sc. he visited the NCKU in Tainan, Taiwan (R.O.C.), for one year as an exchange student under the supervision of Prof. Ruey-Lin Sheu.

Research Interests

Mechanism Design; Market Design; Preference Elicitation, Cloud Computing

Research Papers

  1. Revenue Maximization for Consumer Software: Subscription or Perpetual License? Ludwig Dierks and Sven Seuken. Working Paper. July 2020. [pdf on arxiv]
  2. The Competitive Effects of Variance-based Pricing. Ludwig Dierks and Sven Seuken. In Proceedings of the 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-20), Yokohama, Japan, July 2020. [pdf]
  3. Efficiency Gains from Flexible Scheduling Policies in the Cloud
    Ludwig Dierks, Jacob LaRiviere, Aadharsh Kannan, and Thomas Moscibroda. Working Paper. (Draft available on request.)
  4. Bayesian Admission Policies for Cloud Computing Clusters. Ludwig Dierks, Ian Kash and Sven Seuken. NetEcon'19. June 2019. [pdf]
  5. Cloud Pricing: The Spot Market Strikes Back. Ludwig Dierks and Sven Seuken. Revision requested by Management Science as a new submission ("reject and resubmit"). Extended Abstract published in the Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC), Phoenix, AZ, June 2019. Full version (July 2020): [pdf] [SSRN] [Talk at EC'19]