About David Pennock & Oddhead Blog

Welcome to Oddhead: a blog about prediction markets, gambling, online commerce & communities, advertising, new media, artificial intelligence, online wonders, and other odds & ends. This blog is maintained by David Pennock.

David Pennock is a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research in New York City, where he leads a group focused on algorithmic economics. Pennock’s job is to dream up technologies that are disruptive and revolutionary, either commercially, scientifically, or both. He has over fifty academic publications relating to electronic commerce and the web, including papers in PNAS, Science, IEEE Computer, Theoretical Computer Science, AAAI, EC, and WWW. He has given over thirty talks and authored one patent and ten patent applications. In 2005, he was named to MIT Technology Review‘s list of 35 top technology innovators under age 35 having the potential to profoundly impact the world. Pennock is at the forefront of a growing vanguard of computer scientists and economists who are working together to investigate the role of computation in economic theory and to design and build the marketplaces of the digital age. One of his primary areas of expertise is the design and analysis of prediction markets.

Why the oddhead name?

The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of my company or any other person or organization. –Dave

Musings of a computer scientist on predictions, odds, and markets