Kenny Daniel

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    Research Interests

    I am interested in applying market-based mechanisms to the problem of online resource allocation, with specific application to computational resources. The idea is to create a competitive electronic marketplace where auction mechanisms are used to trade computational resources, such as bandwidth, storage and computation. The goal of such a system would be to make use of currently idle resources, in addition to allocating available resources more efficiently. Such a system presents many interesting research challenges related to economics, networking, algorithms and mechanism design.

  • Education

    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
      (Expected: 2012)
      • Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science
      • Focus: Algorithmic Mechanism Design
      • Advisor: Sven Koenig
    • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
      • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics