Seminars

Fifth Annual Southern California Symposium on Network Economics & Game Theory, 2013
Principal Investigator: Rahul Jain
Sponsored: Fall 2013 – November 7-8, 2013
The Annual Southern California Network Economics and Game Theory (NEGT) Symposium began in 2009 and is now entering its fifth year. It is a multi-university, inter-disciplinary academic workshop with significant local, but also national and international participation. The academic focus of the 2 day workshops is on economic and game theoretic problems that arise in communications, networks, power systems and social networks. There is significant participation from Electrical engineers, Computer Scientists and Economists.

USC has been co-organizing this annual event jointly with UCLA and Caltech. The first was hosted at USC in 2009, the second at UCLA in 2010, the third at Caltech in 2011, and the fourth at USC in 2012. This year it is going to be at UCLA. Each of the last four editions has been a greater success than before, with increasing interest in the symposium beyond Southern California. Over 100 people have participated each in the four editions held so far.

This year’s event to be held on 2 days, November 7 and 8, will feature two keynote talks, 12 other invited talks, and poster sessions for students.

Organizing committee for 2013:
Rahul Jain and Simon Wilkie (USC)
John Ledyard, Katrina Liggett and Adam Wierman (Caltech)
Mihaela van der Schaar, William Zame and Ichiro Obara (UCLA)

This annual event has raised the profile of the hosting institutions in the area, and lead to development of a thriving local research community. It also gives our graduate students exposure to high quality research, as well as a chance to interact with top-notch people in a very relaxed environment.

More information about NEGT events can be found here:
http://medianetlab.ee.ucla.edu/SocalNEGT/index.html