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)
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)
Without monetary payments, the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem proves that under mild requirements all truthful social choice mechanisms must be dictatorships. When payments are allowed, the Vickrey-Clarke-Groves mechanism truthfully implements the value-maximizing choices, assuming agents’ utilities are quasi-linear in money. We study social choice with(More)
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