|Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar II|
|Topic:||A unified duality-based approach to Bayesian mechanism design|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 14|
|Time/Room:||10:30am - 12:30pm/West Building Lecture Hall|
We provide a duality framework for Bayesian Mechanism Design. Specifically, we show that the dual problem to revenue maximization is a search over virtual transformations. This approach yields a unified view of several recent breakthroughs in algorithmic mechanism design, and enables some new breakthroughs as well. In this talk, I'll: 1) Provide a brief overview of the challenges of multi-dimensional mechanism design. 2) Construct a duality framework to resolve these problems. 3) Apply the framework to derive the 6-approximation of Babaioff et al. for a single additive bidder. 4) State some newer results achieved through this framework.