LIDS Seminar Series

February 14, 2017

An Information Theoretic Perspective on the ExplorationExploitation Tradeoff

Daniel Russo (Northwestern Kellogg School of Management)

An information-theoretic perspective on the exploration/exploitation tradeoff Modern online marketplaces feed themselves: they rely on historical data to optimize content and user-interactions, but it’s the data generated from these interactions...

February 21, 2017

LIDS Seminar - John Birge

John Birge (University of Chicago)

In monopoly pricing situations, firms should optimally vary prices to learn demand. The variation must be sufficiently high to ensure complete learning.  In competitive situations, however, varying prices provides information to competitors and may...

February 28, 2017

Distributed Energy Resource Control and Network Optimization

Duncan Callaway (University of California, Berkeley)

In this talk I'll discuss a variety of theory, simulation and experimental work aimed at understanding how distributed energy resources (DERs; such as batteries, flexible loads and photovoltaic generators) impact distribution networks and how these...

March 14, 2017

LIDS Seminar - Henry Pfister

Henry Pfister (Duke University)

April 11, 2017

LIDS Seminar - Pramod Viswanath

Pramod Viswanath (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)