I have a Master's and Bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo, where I worked with Kate Larson. I received the Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award for my Master's degree, with the thesis Two Coalitional Models for Network Formation and Matching Games.
Simina Brânzei and Peter Bro Miltersen. Equilibrium Analysis in Cake Cutting. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013) [presentation + poster]
Simina Brânzei, Tomasz Michalak, Talal Rahwan, Kate Larson, and Nicholas R. Jennings. Matchings with Externalities and Attitudes. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013) [presentation + poster]
Simina Brânzei and Kate Larson. Social Distance Games. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2011). An extended abstract also appeared in the Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011).
Simina Brânzei and Kate Larson. Coalitional Affinity Games (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009).
Some Preprints and Working Papers
Simina Brânzei, Ioannis Caragiannis, David Kurokawa, and Ariel D. Procaccia. Equilibria of Generalized Cut and Choose Protocols.
Simina Brânzei, Clara Forero, Kate Larson, and Peter Bro Miltersen. Equilibria of Chinese Auctions (ArXiv:1208.0296).
Margareta Ackerman and Simina Brânzei. Research Quality, Fairness, and Authorship Order (ArXiv:1208.3391).
Simina Brânzei. Complete Linkage Approximates the Optimal Diameter within a Constant on the Line.
Tomasz Michalak, Piotr Szczepanski, Agatha Chrobak, Talal Rahwan, Simina Brânzei, Michael Wooldridge, and Nicholas R. Jennings. Implementation and Computation of a Value for Generalized Characteristic Function Games.
MiscI grew up in Bacau, Romania and finished high school at Colegiul National Ferdinand I. I used to write math olympiads while there.
If you ever visit Romania, I highly recommend the region of Maramures, the cities of Brasov, Iasi, and Sibiu (which was designated a European Capital of Culture for the year 2007), and the painted monasteries of Bucovina, which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage (e.g., Voronet Monastery). And of the course the beautiful Carpathian Mountains, and the Black Sea...