Monthly Archives: June 2009

Gerhard Fischer paper at C&T

“Towards an Analytic Framework for Understanding and Supporting Peer-Support Communities in Using and Evolving Software Products” at C&T Participation in SAP’s online community. Before/After point system introduced in SAP: Mean response time decreased (51 min vs. 34 min.) Mean helper … Continue reading

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Karim Lakhani at C&T

Karim Lakhani is giving a great keynote at C&T about tracking innovation. He has worked with MatLab programming contests that have a fascinating format. There’s clear performance outcome; source code of all entries is available to other people; leaders are … Continue reading

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Universally Utility-Maximizing Privacy Mechanisms

Interesting paper presentation by Tim Roughgarden. He gave a nice introduction to the recent literature on provably privacy-preserving mechanisms for publishing statistical summaries such as counts of rows from databases satisfying some property (e.g., income > 100,000). Suppose a mechanism … Continue reading

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Babaioff; Characterizing Truthful Multi-Armed Bandit Mechanisms

At Economics of Search conference. Moshe Babaioff presented an interesting paper. Suppose that you’re conducting an auction for adwords, where you want to rank the bidders based on expected revenue in order to allocate slots and determine prices for slots … Continue reading

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