IE 598GT: Topics in Game Theory and Fair Division

(Online) 3:30-4:50 PM CT on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Instructor: Jugal Garg

Email: jugal<at>illinois<dot>edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM CT or by appointment

Course Description: The course will explore various topics at the intersection of economics and computation whose solutions have been deployed to solve a wide-range of real-life settings such as assigning medical residents to hospitals, allocating students to schools, assigning seats in courses, kidney exchange, refugee allocation, assigning public housing, airport traffic management, and so on. The course will cover the topics in foundations of game theory and fair division such as Nash equilibrium, bargaining, mechanism design, fair and efficient allocation of goods/chores, and their computation.

Prerequisite: IE 310 or equivalent; basic knowledge of optimization, probability, and linear algebra; mathematical maturity.

Grading Policy:

A course project can have at most 2 students. The project could be reading a couple of recent research papers, survey of some topic not covered in the class, or on a research problem. The evaluation of project is based on a written report (8-10 pages), class presentation and class feedback. We will have project presentations at the end of the course.

Lecture Details and References
(This is a tentative list, and subject to change. Slides are available on the compass.)