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PIS seminar series Milan Vlach

The Prague Computer Science seminar series, coorganized by Department of Computer Science, presents:

Envy-free divisions by Milan Vlach

Thursday, November 24, at 4 p.m., Auditorium E-301, FEL CVUT, Karlovo nám. 13

Lecture anotation:

Undoubtedly, one of the oldest questions faced through the history of human society is the problem of dividing a divisible object among a finite number of individuals in such a way that every individual beliefs that he or she received a fair piece.

More about the lecturer:

Milan Vlach graduated from the Lomonosov State University in 1963. Since then he has worked at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague. He also taught and conducted research at a number of universities and research institutes in Europe, Japan, and the United States. In 1970’s he contributed to introducing the subjects of informatics and computer science in secondary and tertiary education by writing textbooks and establishing a department conducting teaching and research in computer science. His early research is concerned with special problems of linear optimization and production scheduling. His papers on multi-index transportations are still being referred to. Later his interests moved to optimization under uncertainty. With a support of Japanese Ministry of Education, he cofounded the Czech-Japan Seminar on Decision Making under Uncertainty and together with Prof. Ramík publishes a monograph Generalized Concavity in Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Analysis. In recent years his research is focused mainly to the theory of games and its application to problems of fair allocation of limited resources. His joint paper with Nobusumi Sagara in the International Journal of Game Theory belongs to a few papers on fair division with nonadditive preferences.