PROGRAM Schedule and details

TLDR Conference 2024

May 16-17, 2024
Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School, New York City

Program Schedule

All events take place at Geffen Hall unless otherwise indicated.

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
registration & Breakfast
Check in at the registration desk on the first floor. Connect with fellow attendees and speakers over breakfast.
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
Opening Ceremony
Raphaela Sapire, Tarun Chitra, Ciamac Moallemi
9:20 AM – 10:05 AM
Keynote Talk
Frequent Batch Auction
Eric Budish
10:05 AM – 10:55 PM
Authors: Ameen Soleimani, Vitalik Buterin, Jacob Illum, Matthias Nadler, Fabian Schär
TFM & MEV Auctions [2023 TLDR Fellow Paper]
Authors: Yotam Gafni, Matheus V.X. Ferreira, Max Resnick
Session Chair: Theo Diamandis
10:55 AM – 11:20 AM
Snacks and beverages provided
11:20 AM – 12:35 PM
Authors: Mallesh Pai, Max Resnick
Control of State Growth [2023 TLDR Fellow Paper]
Authors: Nicolas Michel, Mohamed Najd, Ghada Almashaqbeh
ZK Rollup Economics [2023 TLDR Fellow Paper]
Author: Itamar Reif
12:35 PM – 1:35 PM
Food and beverages provided
1:35 PM – 2:50 PM
Dex I
Authors: Rafael Frongillo, Maneesha Papireddygari, Bo Waggoner
Authors: Michael J. Curry, Zhou Fan, David C. Parkes
Session Chair: Mallesh Pai
2:50 PM – 3:15 PM
Beverages provided
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Dex II
Authors: Mengqian Zhang, Yuhao Li, Xinyuan (Xyn) Sun, Elynn Chen, Xi Chen
4:30 PM – 4:55 PM
Authors: Henry Frederick, Brandon Ly, Juan Cianci, PhD, Guillaume Lambert, PhD
Session Chair: Matheus Venturyne Xavier Ferreira
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Address: 1020 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10025
Sponsored by Celestia
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast with speakers and attendees.
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Keynote Talk
What can DeFi learn from CeFI?
Alex Nezlobin
9:45 AM – 10:10 AM
Session Chair: Matheus Venturyne Xavier Ferreira
10:10 AM – 10:35 AM
MEV & Block Building
Authors: Lars L. Ankile, Matheus V. X. Ferreira, David C. Parkes

Session Chair: Danning Sui
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM
Snacks and beverages provided
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM
MEV & Block Building
Who Wins Ethereum Block Building Auctions and Why? [2023 TLDR Fellowship Paper]
Authors: Burak Öz, Danning Sui, Thomas Thiery
Session Chair: Danning Sui
11:25 AM – 11:50 AM
Session Chair: Sarah Allen
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
Food and beverages provided
12:50 PM – 2:05 PM
Authors: Rainer Feichtinger, Robin Fritsch, Lioba Heimbach, Yann Vonlanthen, Roger Wattenhofer
Governance attacks [2023 TLDR Fellowship Paper]
Author: Mohammadreza Ahmadnejadsaein
Author: Andres Fabrega

Session Chair: Sarah Allen
2:05 PM – 2:50 PM
Beverages provided
2:50 PM – 3:40 PM
Authors: Sebeom Oh, Samuel Rosen, Anthony Lee Zhang
Stablecoin analysis [2023 TLDR Fellowship Paper]
Authors: Kaihua Qin
Session Chair: Max Resnick
3:40 PM – 4:55 PM
Lightning talks
Lightning Talks
Session Chair: Theo Diamandis
4:55 PM – 5:00 PM

Keynote Speakers

Eric Budish
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, National Bureau of Economic Research
Eric Budish is a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, known for his expertise in market design and the economics of financial markets. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University. Budish's significant contribution includes his innovative approach to addressing inefficiencies in high-frequency trading. His notable work, “The High-Frequency Trading Arms Race: Frequent Batch Auctions as a Market Design Response,” advocates for switching from continuous trading to frequent batch auctions to enhance market efficiency and fairness. His research spans various aspects of economics, including the allocation of public goods and the design of assignment mechanisms.
Stealth DeFi protocol
Alexander Nezlobin is the founder of a stealth DeFi startup. Prior to this, he held faculty positions at the London School of Economics and the business schools of UC Berkeley and New York University. He published analytical and empirical research in top-tier accounting, finance and management journals. Alexander holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Frequently asked questions

Is TLDR 2024 still accepting conference submissions?
No, call for papers ended on February 16, 2024, but we are accepting lightning talks. Apply here.
What is TLDR?
TLDR stands for The Latest in DeFi Research. TLDR evolves the DeFi space by generating new research and implementing existing research through a conference and fellowship:
What is the tldr fellowship program?
The Fellowship program is for engineers, academics and students who want to shape the future of decentralized finance. As a Fellow, you’ll receive a salary and intellectual support from the world's best DeFi researchers to fully immerse yourself in the world of DeFi.
how can i become a tldr fellow?
Applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship open on May 15. Visit our website for more details:
Is the 2024 TLDR Conference free?
Yes, the first inaugural TLDR conference in 2024 is free, thanks to sponsorships from the Uniswap Foundation and Columbia Business School's Briger Family Digital Finance Lab. In future years, attendance for both days will cost $550 USD.
conference location
Columbia Business School
David Geffen Hall
645 W. 130th Street
New York, NY 10027
Sponsored By
The Uniswap Foundation has committed up to $3,000,000 over the next 3 years to DeFi Research.
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