Algorithmic mechanism design
Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Prof. Shahar Dobzinski
Course Schedule and Location
Sunday, 10:00 - 12:00, Ziskind, Rm 1
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Mathematics and Computer Science: Lecture; Elective; 2.00 points
Basic knowledge of algorithms, complexity, and probability.
Attendance and participation
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
Algorithmic game theory is a field in the intersection of computer science, game theory, and economics. This course will focus on mechanism design, a subfield that deals with the design of algorithms that take into account the incentives of the participants. We will learn how to design good algorithms that work well even if the users are selfish and do not necessarily cooperate with the algorithm.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the basic notions of algorithmic game theory and algorithmic mechanism design.
- Understand some current important research directions in algorithmic mechanism design.