Archive for August, 2018

Continuing the tradition from 20152016, and 2017, there will be an article in the upcoming edition of the SIGecom Exchanges profiling junior job market candidates (both for postdoc and faculty positions) of the SIGecom community for 2018-2019. These profiles will include the thesis title, research summary, brief biography, and citations to three representative papers. At least one of these papers should have appeared in the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) or a comparable venue.
To be considered, submissions must be initiated no later than August 26 and finalized by August 30. Further instructions for submissions can be found on the submission form. The article will be co-edited by Vasilis Gkatzelis and myself.

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Warm congratulations to Costis Daskalakis for winning the prestigious Nevanlinna Prize. The Nevanlinna prize is awarded once every 4 years at the International Congress of Mathematicians, for outstanding contributions in Mathematical Aspects of Information Sciences, and is one of the most prestigious international awards in mathemaics.

Costis has won the prize for “transforming our understanding of the computational complexity of fundamental problems in markets, auctions, equilibria, and other economic structures.”

See this beautiful movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwdRYO3W2kw

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