Calvin Lab Rm 116
A Unified Duality Theory for Bayesian Mechanism Design
In this talk I'll present a duality approach to Bayesian mechanism design. In the first hour I'll present the general framework, and provide a dual yielding Myerson's bound for single-item settings. If there is interest, in the second hour I'll show how to extend the dual to yield results of [Chawla/Hartline/Kleinberg 07, Chawla/Hartline/Malec/Sivan 10, Chawla/Malec/Sivan 11, Babaioff/Immorlica/Lucier/
Joint work with Yang Cai and Nikhil Devanur.