PhD studentship: International Kidney Exchange: How to Ensure Stability? [closing 10May2021]

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Durham

Vacancy added: 10.04.2021

Employer: Durham University

Vacancy type: PhD position;

For whom: For researchers;

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Resumes due: 10.05.2021

 

Project summary: A kidney patient may have a willing donor, but a kidney transplant might not be possible due to blood- or tissue-type incompatibilities. However, patients and donors may be swapped after all patient-donor pairs are pooled together and one seeks to do this optimally (via a solution of a graph decomposition problem). We consider the situation where pools from multiple countries are merged. To keep an international kidney exchange program (KEP) stable, it is crucial that any proposed solutions will be accepted by all participating countries. The goal of this project is to research and improve stability of international KEPs using classical fairness concepts from Cooperative Game Theory. As such, the project has both a theoretical and experimental component.

 
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