NYCE 2016: New York Computer Science and Economics Day

This is our 8th annual gathering where researchers (mostly) from the larger New York metropolitan area convene to discuss the interplay between computer science, economics, marketing, and business.

See also NYCE 2014, NYCE 2013

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU)
44 West 4th Street
New York NY 10012

Please complete this registration form no later than January 22nd (more details below) 


The talks have been recorded and are available through the links below:


09:00 - 10:00 : Breakfast and Coffee
10:00 - 10:45 : Invited Talk 1: Elad Hazan (Princeton)
10:45 - 11:00 : Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 : Short Talks: Session 1
12:00 - 14:00 : Lunch and Poster Session
14:00 - 14:45 : Invited Talk 2: Dina Mayzlin (USC)
14:45 - 15:00 : Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:00 : Short Talks: Session 2
16:00 - 16:15 : Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00 : Invited Talk 3:  Constantinos Daskalakis (MIT) 
17:00 - 18:00 : Networking + Beer time 

  • Talks: 2nd floor, KMC 2-60
  • Lunch: 11th floor, Cantor Boardroom
  • Posters: 11th floor, Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge
  • Networking/Beer: 11th floor, Cantor Boardroom

Invited Talks

Short talks Session 1:
  • Sponsored Content in Cellular Networks - Matthew Andrews - Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs 
  • Upending Stock Market Structure using Secure Computation - Charanjit Jutla - IBM T. J. Watson Research Center 
  • Mechanism Design with Costly Verification and Limited Punishments - Yunan Li - Economics Department, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Fairness in Stochastic Resource Allocation - Florin Ciocan, INSEAD - Mohammad Hossein Bateni, Google Research - Yiwei Chen, Renmin University - Vahab Mirrokni, Google Research 
  • Optimal Auctions vs. Anonymous Pricing - Rad Niazadeh, Cornell University - Saeed Alaei, Google Research - Jason Hartline, Northwestern University - Manolis Pountourakis, Northwestern University - Yang Yuan, Cornell University

Short talks Session 2:
  • Estimating the Impact of User Personality Traits on Word-of-Mouth: Text-mining Microblogging Platforms - Panagiotis Adamopoulos - New York University - Anindya Ghose, New York University - Vilma Todri, NYU 
  • A eulogy to the click: how big data is killing our favorite metrics - Claudia Perlich - Dstillery, NYU 
  • Reflections on the First Man vs. Machine No-Limit Texas Hold 'em Competition - Sam Ganzfried 
  • Sharing Economy: Building Trust in P2P Online Marketplaces - Mareike Moehlmann - NYU (Visiting Scholar) 
  • A Data-Driven Approach to Customer Segmentation - Ashwin Venkataraman, NYU - Srikanth Jagabathula, NYU - Lakshmi Subramanian, NYU 

  • Selfish Knapsack - Itai Feigenbaum, Columbia University - Matthew P. Johnson, CUNY
  • Who Contributes to the Knowledge Sharing Economy? - Arthi Ramachandran, Columbia University - Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University
  • From Predictions to Decisions: The Limitations of Optimization (and Welfare) from Samples - Eric Balkanski, Harvard University - Aviad Rubinstein, UC Berkeley - Yaron Singer, Harvard University
  • Do Prices Coordinate Markets? - Ryan Rogers, University of Pennsylvania, Justin Hsu, University of Pennsylvania - Jamie Morgenstern, University of Pennsylvania - Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania - Rakesh Vohra, University of Pennsylvania
  • Improving Coordination using Contingent-Payment Mechanisms - Hongyao Ma, SEAS Harvard University - Reshef Meir, Technion - David C. Parkes, SEAS, Harvard University - James Zou, Microsoft Research 
  • Privacy for the Protected (Only) - Steven Wu - University of Pennsylvania - Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania - Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania - Grigory Yaroslavtsev, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Bayesian Opponent Exploitation in Imperfect-Information Games - Sam Ganzfried 
  • Informational Substitutes for Prediction and Play - Bo Waggoner, Harvard - Yiling Chen, Harvard
  • The Price of Anarchy of Large Walrasian Auctions and Fisher Markets - Yixin Tao, New York University - Richard Cole, New York University 
  • Learning and Efficiency in Games with Dynamic Population - Thodoris Lykouris, Cornell University - Vasilis Syrgkanis, Microsoft Research - Eva Tardos, Cornell University 
  • Secretary Problems with Non-Uniform Arrival Order - Rad Niazadeh, Cornell University - Robert Kleinberg, Cornell University - Thomas Kesselheim, Max-Planck-Institut fur Informatik
  • Optimal Auctions with Convex Perceived Payments - Amy Greenwald, Brown University - Takehiro Oyakawa, Brown University - Vasilis Syrgkanis, Microsoft Research

Presentations (call for presentations)

To submit your work, please submit using this form.

All submissions are due by Dec 20th. Deadline extended to Dec 27th.

Notifications will be sent via email by Dec 31st.


Please complete this registration form no later than January 22nd.

Registration fee is only $25 for professionals and $10 for students and is required for all attendants. Limited on-site registration will be available. However, the number of such slots is limited and could be exhausted rather quickly.

If you change your plans please "unregister" by contacting the organizers. Unfortunately, registration fees are nonrefundable.

Organizing Committee
Steering Committee