CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture
Prof. Scott Kominers will present a lecture in the CMSA/Tsinghua Math-Science Literature Lecture Series.
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am ET
Location: Via Zoom Webinar
Registration is required.
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Title: 60 Years of Matching: From Gale and Shapley to Trading Networks
Abstract: Gale and Shapley’s 1962 American Mathematical Monthly paper, “College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage,” is by now one of the most cited articles in the journal’s history, having served as the foundation for an entire branch of the field of market design. This success owes in large part to the beautiful, applicable, and surprisingly general theory of matching mechanisms uncovered in Gale and Shapley’s work. This talk traces the history and evolution of matching theory from that paper forward to the present day, along the way touching on real-world applications to everything from medical residency matching to electricity markets.
Moderator: Sergiy Verstyuk
Beginning in Spring 2020, the CMSA began hosting a lecture series on literature in the mathematical sciences, with a focus on significant developments in mathematics that have influenced the discipline, and the lifetime accomplishments of significant scholars.