We are a group of researchers in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, working on problems at the interface of social and economic sciences on one hand, and computational science and algorithms on the other.
The Internet is a complex network made of both machines and people, and hence, problems in this domain often require techniques from both algorithms and the social sciences. The RAIN (Research on Algorithms and Incentives in Networks) seminar provides a gathering place for talks and social discussion in this area. The seminar is supported, in part, by a gift from Yahoo!, and by SOAL and the Computer Forum. Prof. Rajeev Motwani was a faculty member who was one of the founding members and a moving force behind RAIN, and we miss him dearly. Rest In Peace, Rajeev.
LINKS TO WEBSITE RESOURCES: