4th Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good

4th Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good

The fourth workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG ’20) will be held online on August 17-19, 2020. The goal of the workshop is to highlight work where techniques from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design, along with insights from other disciplines, have the potential to improve access to opportunity for historically underserved and marginalized communities. The workshop will feature keynote presentations, contributed talks, problem pitches and demos, a poster session, and a panel discussion, with a focus on bridging research and policy. To this end, participants will include researchers as well as practitioners in various government and non-government organizations and industry.

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On Tuesday, August 18, Natalie Epstein, former MS student of CMM researcher José Correa, will present School Choice in Chile (12:45-13:00 EST) as part of Session 2: Education in Practice. Later in the day, Session 3: Healthcare will be held, where Héctor Ramírez will present Predicting no-show appointments in a pediatric hospital in Chile using machine learning (15:30-15:40 EST), a work jointly developed with Fabián Villena, Jocelyn Dunstan, Víctor Riquelme, Juan Pablo Hoyos, Javier Madariaga, and Juan Peypouquet, CMM researchers. Finally, Jose Correa will also participate in a panel discussion (14:00-15:00 EST) alongside Natalia Ariza Ramírez (former Vice-Minister of Education, Colombia) and Rafael Obregón (UNICEF Paraguay), aiming at bridging scientific research and public policy.

Organizers: Faidra Monachou and Francisco Marmolejo-Cossío
Contact: monachou@stanford.edufrancisco.marmolejo@cs.ox.ac.uk

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About MD4SG

Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) is a multi-institutional initiative using techniques from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design, along with insights from other disciplines, to improve access to opportunity for historically underserved and disadvantaged communities. Members of MD4SG include researchers from computer science, economics, operations research, public policy, sociology, humanistic studies, and other disciplines as well as domain experts working in non-profit organizations, municipalities, and companies.

Date: Aug 17, 2020
Date of closure: Aug 19, 2020
Venue: Online on Gather.town and Zoom
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Posted on Aug 11, 2020 in Workshops & Congresses