Ludwig Dierks

Ludwig Dierks
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.B.04
Mobile Phone +49 151 62921411
Email dierks@ifi.uzh.ch
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=iBNwMZYAAAAJ

Short Bio

As of March 2021 Ludwig is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Computation and Economics Research Group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich. From 2015 to 2021 Ludwig was a Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Sven Seuken in the same group. In 2018, Ludwig was a research intern at Microsoft in the Office of the Chief Economist. In 2015, he received an M.Sc. in Mathematics in Operations Research from TU Munich. He wrote his Master's thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Felix Brandt, was on "Cooperative Games with Payoff Restrictions". 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

Market Design, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Operations Research

Research Papers

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Cloud Pricing: The Spot Market Strikes Back. Ludwig Dierks and Sven Seuken. Management Science, 2021. (extended abstract also appeared at EC'19): [pdf, open access] [Talk at EC'19]
  2. On the cluster admission problem for cloud computing. Ludwig Dierks, Ian Kash and Sven Seuken. In Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), 2021. (extended abstract also appeared at NetEcon’19). Working version (August 2020): [pdf]

Peer-reviewed Conference and Workshop Publications

  1. 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]
  2. On the cluster admission problem for cloud computing. Ludwig Dierks, Ian Kash and Sven Seuken. In Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on the Economics of Networks (NetEcon’19). Phoenix, AZ, June 2019 (6-page extended abstract, full version in JAIR): [pdf]
  3. Cloud Pricing: The Spot Market Strikes Back. Ludwig Dierks and Sven Seuken. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'19), Phoenix, AZ, June 2019 (extended abstract, full version in Management Science). [pdf] [SSRN] [Talk at EC'19]

Working Papers

  1. Revenue Maximization for Consumer Software: Subscription or Perpetual License? Ludwig Dierks and Sven Seuken. Working Paper. July 2020. [pdf on arxiv]
  2. Efficiency Gains from Flexible Scheduling Policies in the Cloud
    Ludwig Dierks, Jacob LaRiviere, Aadharsh Kannan, and Thomas Moscibroda. Working Paper. (Draft available on request.)

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Search and Matching in Adoption Markets with Nils Olberg, Sven Seuken, Vincent Slaugh and Utku Ünver
  2. Domestic Sourcing of Essential Goods: Implications in the Face of Global Demand Shocks with Sven Seuken

Curriculum Vitae