I am a fourth year PhD student in the department of Economics, and Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University (Although most likely I will only get one PhD..). I was born in Changzhou, a small city in China and lived there for 18 years until I came to US for my undergraduate education. At UC Berkeley, I got my Bachelor's degrees in mathematics and statistics. (Hence the two logos on the right @(^_^)@ ) Currently I am interested in market design and game theory. In particular, I enjoy analyzing matching problems using combinatorial techniques. For example, one of my projects is investigating envy-free matchings and stable matchings through their lattice structures (Tarski's fixed point theorem etc). In my free time, I love playing video games. As a matter of fact, that's what changed my research interest from discrete mathematics to game theory. The idea of thinking strategically and playing optimally brings me to a field called combinatorial game theory and eventually leads me to the game theoretic anaylsis I do now.
If you want to find out more about me, please check out my CV and research page on the left navigation bar.
Right now I am particularly interested in studying market design problems in video games such as the match making system (like in League of Legends, Dota 2 etc) and the in game auction houses (like in Diablo 3, FIFA series etc). You are welcome to discuss them with me.
Email: wqy at stanford dot edu
My office: 212K
Huang Engineering Center
Department of Management Science and Engineering
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305