Random Matching and Network Formation
October 20-22, 2006
The Random Matching and Network Formation Conference will be held at the University of Kentucky on Friday, 20 October through Sunday, 22 October. Research on random matching and network formation is going on in a fairly wide variety of fields including combinatorics, economics, computer science, biology, graph theory, and physics. One of the goals of this conference is to bring together individuals who are using common mathematical methods and applying them in diverse areas.
This conference is being supported in part by the Institute for Mathematics and its Application (IMA) through its Participating Institution (PI) Program and by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Additional support is being provided by the University of Kentucky through the Research Foundation, the Department of Mathematics, and the Mathematical Economics Program.
Registration There will be a registration table set up in Room 247 of the Business and Economics Building from 12:00 – 1:00 before the first talk on Friday , 20 October. Please stop by a sign the participant list. There will also be some refreshments available.
Travel and Hotel If you are flying to Lexington, you will arrive at Bluegrass Field, located approximately 20 minutes from campus. Taxi fare from the airport to the conference hotel is very reasonable. If you are driving to Lexington, you might want to consult the maps and driving directions linked below.
The conference hotel is the University Inn located at 1229 South Limestone, Lexington. The phone number is 859 278-6625. A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants.
Organizers For more information, please contact either of the organizers;
Daniela Puzzello, Department of Economics, Daniela.Puzzello@uky.edu, 859 257-6226.
Robert Molzon, Department of Mathematics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 859 257-1480.
All talks will be held in Room 248 of the Business and Economics Building. It is building number 34 on the campus map and located on the map at the south-east corner of block 7C. The schedule of talks is listed below.
Friday, October 20, 2006
1:30 – 2:30 PM. D. Duffie and Y. Sun
“Independent Random Matching”
3:00 - 4:00 PM. C. D. Aliprantis, G. Camera and D. Puzzello
“A Random Matching Theory”
Saturday, October 21, 2006
9:30 - 10:30 AM. C. Alós-Ferrer and S. Weidenholzer
“Contagion and Efficiency”
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. C. D. Aliprantis, G. Camera and D. Puzzello
“Anonymous Markets and Monetary Trading”
2:00 - 3:00 PM. M. Jackson and A. Watts
“Social Games: Matching and the Play of Finitely Repeated Games”
3:30 - 4:30 PM. A. Motter
“Maximization of Performance and Minimization of Cost in the Interplay between Network Structure and Dynamics”
Sunday, October 22, 2006
9:00 - 10:00 AM. G. Giroux
“Financial Engineering and Related Random Matching Models for Large Finite Sets of Investors”
10:30 – 11:30 AM. A. Vazquez, J. Oliveira, Z. Dezsö, K. Goh, I. Kondor, and A. Barabási
“Modeling Bursts and Heavy Tails in Human Dynamics”
12:00 -1:00 PM. M. Gastner and M. E. J. Newman
“Optimal Design of Spatial Distribution Networks”