Michael Schwarz

Michael Schwarz is a market place designer at Google. Before joining Google he was at Yahoo! first as the only economist at Yahoo! Research and later as the head of an economics research unit. His most externally visible project at Yahoo! was developing algorithms for setting optimal reserve prices for sponsored search auctions. In an earning call then Yahoo! president Sue Decker credited this contribution to market design with increasing revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars. Dr. Schwarz received a Super Star award, the highest recognition at Yahoo! Prior to joining Yahoo! he was a National Fellow at the Hoover institution at Stanford, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar at UC Berkeley. He was on the faculty at Harvard University Economics Department from 1999 to 2004. In 2013 Dr. Schwarz was honored with the Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science of the Game Theory Society, 2013. "The Prize is awarded to the person (or persons) who have published the best paper at the interface of game theory and computer science in the last decade”. Dr. Schwarz's work on information disclosure received award as the best paper of those published by AEJ Micro over the past three years. His academic papers received attention in popular press. Business Week reported that as a result of publication of the paper by Dr. Schwarz and two of his students "Close-mouthed Google has opened up about AdWords since the three economists cracked its code" (March 6, 2006). Dr. Schwarz work was profiled in a number of other outlets including the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

Google Publications

Previous Publications

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    Efficient investment in a dynamic auction environment

    Brendan Daley, Michael Schwarz, Konstantin Sonin

    Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 75 (2012), pp. 104-119

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    Differential Impairment of Remembering the Past and Imagining Novel Events after Thalamic Lesions

    Julia Weiler, Boris Suchan, Benno Koch, Michael Schwarz, Irene Daum

    J. Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 23 (2011), pp. 3037-3051

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    Median stable matching for markets with wages

    Michael Schwarz, M. Bumin Yenmez

    J. Economic Theory, vol. 146 (2011), pp. 619-637

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    Pricing and Efficiency in the Market for IP Addresses - Working Paper

    Benjamin Edelman, Michael Schwarz

    WINE (2011), pp. 416

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    Reserve prices in internet advertising auctions: a field experiment

    Michael Ostrovsky, Michael Schwarz

    ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (2011), pp. 59-60

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    Fast parallel surface and solid voxelization on GPUs

    Michael Schwarz, Hans-Peter Seidel

    ACM Trans. Graph., vol. 29 (2010), pp. 179

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    Incremental Learning of Statistical Models from a Temporal Data Stream . An MML-Based Appoach

    Jing Feng, Anja Attig, Michael Schwarz, Petra Perner

    Trans. MLDM, vol. 3 (2010), pp. 1-17

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    Model-Based Assessment of Tissue Perfusion and Temperature in Deep Hypothermic Patients

    Michael Schwarz, Martin W. Krueger, Hans-Jörg Busch, Christoph Benk, Claudia Heilmann

    IEEE Trans. Biomed. Engineering, vol. 57 (2010), pp. 1577-1586

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    Pricing guaranteed contracts in online display advertising

    Vijay Bharadwaj, Wenjing Ma, Michael Schwarz, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Erik Vee, Jack Xie, Jian Yang

    CIKM (2010), pp. 399-408

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    Fast GPU-based Adaptive Tessellation with CUDA

    Michael Schwarz, Marc Stamminger

    Comput. Graph. Forum, vol. 28 (2009), pp. 365-374

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    On predicting visual popping in dynamic scenes

    Michael Schwarz, Marc Stamminger

    APGV (2009), pp. 93-100

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    Soft shadows, curved surfaces and perceptual sensitivity: advanced methods for improving realism in real-time rendering

    Michael Schwarz

    Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (2009), pp. 1-239

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    Internet advertising and optimal auction design

    Benjamin Edelman, Michael Schwarz

    KDD (2008), pp. 1

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    Quality scalability of soft shadow mapping

    Michael Schwarz, Marc Stamminger

    Graphics Interface (2008), pp. 147-154

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    Ad Auction Design and User Experience

    Zoë Abrams, Michael Schwarz

    WINE (2007), pp. 529-534

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    An Interactive Perceptual Rendering Pipeline using Contrast and Spatial Masking

    George Drettakis, Nicolas Bonneel, Carsten Dachsbacher, Sylvain Lefebvre, Michael Schwarz, Isabelle Viaud-Delmon

    Rendering Techniques (2007), pp. 297-308

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    Bitmask Soft Shadows

    Michael Schwarz, Marc Stamminger

    Comput. Graph. Forum, vol. 26 (2007), pp. 515-524

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    Greedy bidding strategies for keyword auctions

    Matthew Cary, Aparna Das, Benjamin Edelman, Ioannis Giotis, Kurtis Heimerl, Anna R. Karlin, Claire Mathieu, Michael Schwarz

    ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (2007), pp. 262-271

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    Tutorial on sponsored search

    Kartik Hosanagar, Michael Schwarz

    ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (2007), pp. 369

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    Geschäftsprozess-Monitoring in heterogenen IT-Landschaften

    Astrid Möller, Michael Schwarz

    Software Engineering (2005), pp. 271-272

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    Interaktionszentrierte Gestaltung von Informationssystemen als anwenderorientierte Vorgehensweise zur Entwicklung und Präzisierung von Anforderungen

    Michael Schwarz

    Ph.D. Thesis, University of Ulm (2004), pp. 1-244

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    Kommunikationsorientierte Analyse und Gestaltung von Arbeitskontexten (KOALA)

    Michael Schwarz

    Rundbrief der GI-Fachgruppe 5.10 Informationssystem-Architekturen, vol. 1999 (1999)