COMPM041 - Web Economics
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Syllabuses from the 2015-16 session are available here.
|Code||COMPM041 (Also taught as: COMPGW02)|
|Prerequisites||Normally offered only to students in computer science related programmes because basic programming skills are required.|
|Taught By||Emine Yilmaz (50%) Jun Wang (50%)|
|Aims||The course is intended to provide an introduction of the computing systems and their economics for the production, distribution, and consumption of (digital) goods and services over the Internet and web. While the basic economic principles are covered to understand the business aspects of web-based services, the course is primarily focused on the computational and statistical methods for implementing, improving and optimizing the internet-based businesses, including algorithmic mechanism design, online auctions, user behavior targeting, yield management, dynamic pricing, cloud-sourcing, social media mining and attention economics. Practical applications such as Google’s online advertising, Ebay’s online auction, and Amazon’s cloud computing will also be covered and discussed.|
|Learning Outcomes||The students are expected to master both the theoretical and practical aspects of web economics. More specifically, the student will: |