Off-and-on since working with Bebarang two summers ago, I've been studying online mechanisms for the rental of tangible goods. This work has culminated in a publication at the Trading Agent Design and Analysis / Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce (TADA/AMEC) workshop being held in early June, 2012 alongside the Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS) conference in Valencia, Spain.
I've learned much while working on this project with ...
1947 Westinghouse AM Radio Converted to a Bluetooth Streaming Speaker
Here's how I turned an old 1947 Westinghouse AM radio into a Bluetooth streaming speaker. Bonus: the old AM radio innards look good on my shelf.
Parts & Tools
Partial Replication of: Stronger CDA Strategies through Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis and Reinforcement
This study seeks to replicate the results of a study originally conducted by Julian L. Schvartzman and Michael P. Wellman [12, 13] on the relative strength of eight previously proposed principled strategies for automatically bidding in a continuous double auction (CDA). The strategies are compared by empirical game theoretic analysis , for which results are in terms of equilibria. The result ...
Inter-Market Competition of Reputation Infrastructure: An Agent Based Approach
How do you evaluate the relative merits of reputation systems? In this paper from the winter of 2011, I take the approach of letting little computer programs decide which e-commerce market they would prefer.
E-commerce markets are prone to cheating between participants because of the anonymity of Internet interactions and the lack of governmental jurisdictional authority to prosecute cheaters. For this reason, there has been much research and development into mechanisms that prevent cheating. Sets of mechanisms that seek to reduce or ...
How do you efficiently connect people with similar needs or interests? Sumazi is a tool which attempts to do this in the most general sense. In my User Generated Content course this past semester, I (quickly) wrote a paper describing and analyzing the underlying problem and the incentive properties of Sumazi ...
I felt like playing around with DIY electronics, so I built a breathalyzer. It's not an accurate breathalyzer as much as it is a game to see who can get the highest "score". The best part: I housed it in a beer can, so when you blow into it, it looks like you're taking a drink.