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[This announcement is posted on behalf of the SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee.]

The SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding dissertation in the field of economics and computer science. The award is conferred annually at the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation and includes a plaque, complimentary conference registration, and an honorarium of $1,500. A plaque may further be given to up to two runners-up. No award may be conferred if the nominations are judged not to meet the standards for the award.

To be eligible, a dissertation must be on a topic related to the field of economics and computer science and must have been defended successfully during the calendar year preceding the year of the award presentation.

The next SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award will be given for dissertations defended in 2017. Nominations are due by the March 31, 2018, and must be submitted by email with the subject “SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award” to the awards committee at sigecom-awards-diss@acm.org. A dissertation may be nominated simultaneously for both the SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award and the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.
 
Nominations may be made by any member of SIGecom, and will typically come from the dissertation supervisor. Self-nomination is not allowed. Nominations for the award must include the following, preferably in a single PDF file:
  1. A two-page summary of the dissertation, written by the nominee, including bibliographic data and links to publicly accessible versions of published papers based primarily on the dissertation.
  2. An English-language version of the dissertation.
  3. An endorsement letter of no more than two pages by the nominator, arguing the merit of the dissertation, potential impact, and justification of the nomination. This document should also certify the dissertation defense date.
  4. The names, email addresses, and affiliations of at least two additional endorsers.
The additional endorsement letters themselves should be emailed directly to sigecom-awards-diss@acm.org, by the same deadline. These endorsements should be no longer than 500 words, and should specify the relationship of the endorser to the nominee, contributions of the dissertation, and its potential impact on the field.

It is expected that a nominated candidate, if selected for the award, will attend the next ACM Conference on Economics and Computation to accept the award and give a presentation on the dissertation work. The cost of attending the conference is not covered by the award, but complimentary registration is provided.
 
Award Committee
  • Nicole Immorlica, Microsoft Research New England
  • Ariel Procaccia, Carnegie Mellow University
  • Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania
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[The following announcement is posted on behalf of Alex Slivkins and the rest of the Algorithmic Economics group at Microsoft Research NYC.]

Microsoft Research NYC is looking for a postdoc in Algorithmic Economics, with a start date in July 2018. Please encourage strong graduating students to apply by December 1, and please feel free to forward and distribute the announcement as you see fit.

Research in the Algorithmic Economics group at Microsoft Research NYC spans a wide variety of topics at the intersection of economics and computation. Application areas include auctions and mechanism design, crowdsourcing and human computation, information aggregation and elicitation, machine learning in economics, polling and prediction markets, and online advertising.

More information on the position and how to apply: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/opportunity/call-postdocs-algorithmic-economics/ .

Our algorithmic economics group: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/algorithmic-economics/

Microsoft Research NYC: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/lab/microsoft-research-new-york/.

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Wine 2017 Update

WINE 2017 Update by Nikhil Devanur.


Accepted papers are now listed here: http://lcm.csa.iisc.ernet.in/wine2017/accepted.html
We are now soliciting poster submissions. Each accepted poster will also get to give a lightening talk of 2-3 minutes.
In addition to regular posters, there is also a provision for “graduating bits”, which is a great opportunity for candidates who are going to be on the job market next year to showcase their work. For details see here:
The deadline for submissions for posters and graduating bits is this Friday, October 6th.

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