Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pictures from a matching conference (and a new matching paper)

I returned from Milan to the following cheerful message from Atila Abdulkadiroglu:

Dear all,

I hope you have had a cheerful holiday season, happy new year to you all.

I thought it would be better late than never, so here are also some photos from the "Roth and Sotomayor: Twenty Years After" conference:

This is all of the photos I got from our media relations person, I hope she got all of us at least in the first photo.

I would also like bring your attention a recent paper of mine:

"Generalized Matching for School Choice" ( )
This paper makes the case that neither a one-sided matching model nor a two-sided matching model is adequate enough to capture some salient features of the school choice problem. It introduces a natural generalization to the matching models, and a natural extension of the stability notion. It characterizes student optimal stable matchings and introduces a new matching algorithm, Stable Transfer Cycles, that reduces to TTC when the problem is one-sided and becomes equivalent to Gale-Shapley's student optimal stable matching mechanism when the problem is two-sided.

Comments would be most welcome."

And here's the conference website to which the pictures refer:Roth and Sotomayor: Twenty Years After, May 7-9, 2010, and the first picture...

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