Event Title

Competitive Facility Location: Where Should I Put my Banana Stand?

Presenter Information

Amanda Strominger, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, K209

Start Date

4-24-2015 2:45 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 3:45 PM

Abtract

In the optimization version of facility location, we look at how to place facilities in order to optimize some social cost function. In competitive facility location, we consider what happens when facilities are acting selfishly in order to win clients. There are many different variations of this game. We consider models in which clients are assigned to a facility based on distance. These models are called Voronoi games, in which there can be variations on whether or not the facilities take turns, how many players there are, and how they get to place facilities.

Notes

Session 2, Panel 12 - The Production of Space: Studies of Physical and Discursive Boundaries
Moderator: Susan Colley, Delaney Professor of Mathematics

Major

Biology; Computer Science; Mathematics

Advisor(s)

Mary Garvin, Biology
Susan Colley, Mathematics
Alexa Sharp, Computer Science

Project Mentor(s)

Alexa Sharp, Computer Science

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Competitive Facility Location: Where Should I Put my Banana Stand?

Science Center, K209

In the optimization version of facility location, we look at how to place facilities in order to optimize some social cost function. In competitive facility location, we consider what happens when facilities are acting selfishly in order to win clients. There are many different variations of this game. We consider models in which clients are assigned to a facility based on distance. These models are called Voronoi games, in which there can be variations on whether or not the facilities take turns, how many players there are, and how they get to place facilities.