Hongyao Ma

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Cellular network providers collect and use a wide variety of data for assessing the service quality experienced by their smartphone users. The data is essential for tasks ranging from event detection, problem diagnosis, impact analysis, coverage and capacity planning, load balancing, and performance optimization. For example, service quality measurements(More)
In this extended abstract, we consider simple coordination problems , such as allocating the right to use a shared sports facility in a way that maximizes its usage, or picking the time of a meeting in a way that maximizes attendance. More generally, an alternative is selected by a mechanism in period zero based on reports from agents. This induces a(More)
We study the problem of incentivizing reliable demand-response in modern electricity grids. Each agent is uncertain about her future ability to reduce demand and unreliable. Agents who choose to participate in a demand-response scheme may be paid when they respond and penalized otherwise. The goal is to reliably achieve a demand reduction target while(More)
We study the fundamental problem of assigning resources to maximize their expected utilization. This kind of problem arises in many settings, where it is in the interest of a group, the general public, or a principal, that assigned resources be used and not wasted. At the time of assigning resources, each agent privately holds information about her(More)
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