Tuesday, August 4, 2015

from Eva Tardos: Call for nominations - Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science

The Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science of the Game Theory Society in Honour of Ehud Kalai was established in 2008 by a donation from Yoav Shoham in recognition of Ehud Kalai's role in promoting the connection of the two research areas. The Prize will be awarded at the Fifth World Congress of the Society, July 24 - 28, 2016, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The Prize will be awarded to the person (or persons) who have published the best paper at the interface of game theory and computer science in the last decade. Preference will be given to candidates of age 45 or less at the time of the award, but this is not an absolute constraint. The amount of the Prize will be USD 2,500 plus travel expenses of up to USD 2,500 to attend the Congress.

The Game Theory Society invites nominations for the Prize. Each nomination should include a full copy of the paper (in pdf format) plus an extended abstract, not exceeding two pages, that explains the nature and importance of the contribution.

Nominations should be emailed to the Society's Secretary-Treasurer, Jean-Jacques Herings (at gts-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl ) by September 30, 2015. The selection will be made by a committee appointed by the President consisting of

Preston McAfee (Microsoft)
David Parkes (Harvard)
Eva Tardos, chair (Cornell)
Bernhard von Stengel (LSE)