Mohammad Mahdian

Ph.D

Auctions, Mechanism Design, and Differential Privacy

  Halls department, Hall 3
  Thursday, 27 December 2018
  15:15 - 16:15

Abstract

In this talk, I will given an overview of two growing field of research: mechanism design for auctions, and differential privacy. I will explain the notion of differential privacy and present some of the key results in the differential privacy literature. Finally, I will explore how differential privacy can be used to design auction mechanisms, and will present some recent results on this topic.

Bio

Mohammad Mahdian is a research scientist at the Google Research lab in New York, specializing in market algorithms. He has a Ph.D. from MIT, an M.Sc. from University of Toronto, and a B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology. Prior to Google, he has worked at Yahoo! Research and Microsoft Research