MD4SG '18

2nd Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good


The full program of the workshop will take place on June 22 in Room #196 at the Statler Hotel on Cornell's campus at 130 Statler Dr, Ithaca, NY 14853. A PDF of the program is available for download.

Time Event Authors
9:00-9:05 Opening Remarks Rediet Abebe and Kira Goldner
9:05-10:30 Session 1: Economic Inequality
9:05-9:35 Keynote: Economic Inequality Kendra Bischoff
9:35-9:47 Fairness in college admission exams: From test score gaps to earnings inequality* Evan Riehl
9:48-10:00 Access to opportunity in an era of extreme inequality* [link] Robert Manduca
10:00-10:30 Research Discussion: Economic Inequality Kendra Bischoff, Nicole Immorlica, Robert Manduca, and Evan Riehl
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Bias and Discrimination
11:00-11:30 Keynote: Bias and Discrimination Ifeoma Ajunwa
11:30-11:42 Preventing Fairness Gerrymandering: Auditing and Learning for Subgroup Fairness* [link] Seth Neel, Zhiwei Steven Wu, Aaron Roth, and Michael Kearns
11:43-11:55 Algorithmic Glass Ceiling in Social Networks* [link] Ana-Andreea Stoica, Christopher Riederer, and Augustin Chaintreau
11:55-12:30 Research Discussion: Bias and Discrimination Ifeoma Ajunwa, Solon Barocas, Jamie Morgenstern, and Brittny Saunders
12:30-2:00 Lunch and Poster Session in Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel
2:00-3:30 Session 3: Online Labor Markets and Matching Mechanisms
2:00-2:30 Keynote: Online Labor Markets Ramesh Johari
2:30-2:42 Kudu: Designing and Evolving an Electronic Agricultural Marketplace in Uganda* Neil Newman, Lauren Falcao-Bergquist, Nicole Immorlica, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Brendan Lucier, Craig McIntosh, John Quinn, and Richard Ssekibuule
2:43-2:55 Matching for the Israeli "Mechinot" Gap Year: Handling Rich Diversity Requirements Yannai A. Gonczarowski, Lior Kovalio, Noam Nisan, and Assaf Romm
2:55-3:30 Research Discussion: Online Labor Markets Itai Ashlagi, Yujie (Julie) Chen, Ramesh Johari, and David Robinson
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-4:40 Session 4: Housing
4:00-4:12 Targeting In-Kind Transfers Through Market Design: A Revealed Preference Analysis of Public Housing Allocation Daniel Waldinger
4:13-4:25 Allocating Interventions Based on Counterfactual Predictions: A Case Study on Homelessness Services* [link] Amanda Kube, Sanmay Das, and Patrick Fowler
4:27-4:39 The Public-Housing Allocation Problem [link] Neil Thakral
4:40-5:30 Session 5: New Directions in Mechanism Design
4:40-4:52 Bike Angels: An Analysis of Citi Bike�s Incentive Program Hangil Chung, Daniel Freund, and David Shmoys
4:53-5:05 A Dynamic Discrete Choice Model of Disciplinary Policy and Deviant Behavior in Schools* David McMillon
5:05-5:17 Pay-for-Selection? Systematic Healthcare Market Inefficiency in Capitation Payment Programs* Zhaowei She and Turgay Ayer
5:18-5:30 Exploiting Uncertainty to Create Buyer-Optimal Outcomes in Renewable Energy Markets* Pan Li, Shreyas Sekar, and Baosen Zhang