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Faculty of Arts and SciencesComputer ScienceDavid Parkes
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2019-2020  (show academic calendar)TuTh   9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Maxwell Dworkin G115 (SEAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

The interplay between economic thinking and computational thinking as it relates to electronic commerce, social networks, collective intelligence and networked systems. Topics covered include: game theory, peer production, reputation and recommender systems, prediction markets, crowd sourcing, network influence and dynamics, auctions and mechanisms, privacy and security, matching and allocation problems, computational social choice and behavioral game theory. Emphasis will be given to core methodologies, with students engaged in theoretical, computational and empirical exercises.

Recommended: Applied Math 21b, Computer Science 51 or equivalent, Statistics 110, and one of Computer Science 181, Computer Science 182, Economics 1011a, Economics 1052, or Economics 1056.

Formerly Computer Science 186

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.