I am currently a postdoc at the
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, working with Prof. MohammadTaghi Hajiaghayi.
My PhD thesis was on approximations in Bayesian mechanism design for multi-parameter settings.
I completed my PhD work in the Computer Sciences department at UW-Madison; my advisor was Prof. Shuchi Chawla.
I am mainly focused on topics within algorithmic game theory and approximation algorithms.
While at UW-Madison I was involved in coaching the ICPC team.
This semester (Spring '14) I am teaching CMSC 451: Design an Analysis of Algorithms in the Computer Science department at UMD.
CMSC 451 Schedule
homepage for up-to-date details.
|Lectures:|| MWF, 1:00-1:50pm, CSIC 1121|
|Office Hours:||M, 2:00-3:00pm, AVW3267|
How to Influence People with Partial Incentives.
With Erik Demaine, MohammadTaghi Hajiaghayi, Hamid Mahini, S. Raghavan, Anshul Sawant, and Morteza Zadimoghadam. To appear in WWW '14.
Prior-Independent Mechanisms for Scheduling
With Shuchi Chawla, Jason Hartline, and Balu Sivan, STOC '13 and arXiv:1305.0597.
Bayesian Mechanism Design for Budget-Constrained Agents.
With Shuchi Chawla and Azarakhsh Malekian, EC '11 and arXiv:1103.6280.
The power of randomness in Bayesian optimal mechanism design.
With Shuchi Chawla and Balu Sivan, EC'10 and arXiv:1002.3893. To appear in GEB.
Multi-parameter mechanism design and sequential posted pricing.
With Shuchi Chawla, Jason Hartline, and Balu Sivan, STOC'10 and arXiv:0907.2435.
email: dmalec at cs dot wisc dot edu
office: CS 4395