Technical Program

Keynote: Dynamic Pricing in Ridesharing Services

Ramesh Johari

Ramesh Johari is an Associate Professor at Stanford University, with a full-time appointment in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E), and courtesy appointments in the Departments of Computer Science (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE). He co-directs the Social Algorithms Lab (SOAL). He is a member of the Operations Research group in MS&E, the Information Systems Laboratory in EE, the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, the steering committee of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, and the Stanford Smart Grid Group. He received an A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard (1998), a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics from Cambridge (1999), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (2004).

He is the recipient of a British Marshall Scholarship (1998), First Place in the INFORMS George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition (2003), the George M. Sprowls Award for the best doctoral thesis in computer science at MIT (2004), Honorable Mention for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award (2004), the Okawa Foundation Research Grant (2005), the MS&E Graduate Teaching Award (2005, 2010), the INFORMS Telecommunications Section Doctoral Dissertation Award (2006), the NSF CAREER Award (2007), and the Cisco Faculty Scholarship (2011-2015). He has served on the program committees of ACM Economics and Computation (2007, 2009-2013), ACM SIGCOMM (2006, 2011), IEEE Infocom (2007-2011), and ACM SIGMETRICS (2008-2009), as the track chair for the Internet Economics and Monetization Track at WWW (2015), and as a co-organizer of the Marketplace Innovation Workshop (2015). He is an associate editor in Management Science (in the Stochastic Models and Simulation area) and in Operations Research (in the Information, Games and Networks area).

Technical Program

8:25-8:30 Welcome Note

Smart Media Pricing (SMP): Non-Uniform Packet Pricing Game for Wireless Multimedia Communications, Qin Wang (San Diego State University & Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Wei Wang (San Diego State University, USA); Shi Jin (Southeast University, P.R. China); Hongbo Zhu (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Naitong Zhang (Communication Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China)

Pricing Differentiated Brokered Internet Services, Maryam Ghasemi and Ibrahim Matta (Boston University, USA)

Looking for New Allies in Mobile Internet Market, Alexandros Kostopoulos (FORTH-ICS, AUEB, Greece); Maria Papadopouli (University of Crete, Greece)

Empirical Analysis of Customer Behavior for Tiered Data Plans in Mobile Market, Kohei Sugiyama and Jumpei Urakawa (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan); Masato Taya (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan); Akira Yamada and Arei Kobayashi (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan); Atsushi Tagami (KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan)

Content Providers Volunteering to Pay Network Providers: Better than Neutrality?, Patrick Maillé (Institut Mines-Telecom / Telecom Bretagne, France); Galina Schwartz (University of California, Berkeley, USA)


Tiered Spectrum Sharing and Price Competition, Chang Liu and Randall A Berry (Northwestern University, USA)

Understanding Rollover Data, Liang Zheng and Carlee Joe-Wong (Princeton University, USA)

On the Economics of Mobile Content Pre-Staging, Zhen Li (Albion College, USA); Qi Liao (Central Michigan University, USA); Aaron D Striegel (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Keynote Address: Dynamic Pricing in Ridesharing Services, Ramesh Johari

Best Paper Award Ceremony