The Economics of Computing


July 15, 2013


Dan Huttenlocher, Eva Tardos, and Muthu Muthukrishnan


Cornell University, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, Cornell


Many computational tasks require the participation of a diverse set of users. These users are motivated by their own interests and act to maximize the utility they gain from interacting with the system. Examples abound, including online advertising auctions, financial transactions, voting platforms, user-generated content sites, and cloud-computing systems.

This session of the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit focuses on how to design such systems with appropriate economic incentives for users.


Dan Huttenlocher, Eva Tardos, and Muthu Muthukrishnan

Dan Huttenlocher has overall responsibility for programmatic aspects of the new campus, including the academic quality and direction of the campus’ degree programs and research. More specifically, he identifies effective strategies of working with companies and early stage investors in New York City as well as overseeing faculty recruitment and the campus’ entrepreneurial initiatives. Huttenlocher has a mix of academic and industry background. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and both his master’s and doctorate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as a Trustee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.