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Details: Dr Nicole Immorlica, Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, will give a guest lecture on 9th March at 4 pm for the ECO3032 module on Economics of Networks and Institutions. She will give an overview of the study and applications of matching markets and discuss some of the most promising recent results in the field, particularly those helping us to understand why real matching markets tend to have few stable matchings. Dr Immorlica has made substantial contributions to this research area, showing that a unique stable matching often occurs when agents only rank few alternatives. The talk will conclude with a Q&A session.
Dr Immorlica holds a PhD from MIT and is a well-known expert in matching markets and, more broadly, in research in the intersection between economics and computer science. She has published more than 80 scholarly articles, surveys and book chapters on topics including algorithmic game theory, market design, social networks, theoretical computer science and economics. Her achievements include being recognised with the Harvard Excellence in Teaching Award (2018), a Sloan Fellowship (2012) and an NSF Career Award (2010).