Tuesday, March 8, 2016. 12:00PM. NSH 3305.

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Nisarg Shah - Optimal Social Decision Making

How can computers help ordinary people make collective decisions about real-life dilemmas, like which restaurant to go to with friends, or even how to divide an inheritance? I will present an optimization-driven approach that draws on ideas from AI, theoretical computer science, and economic theory, and illustrate it through my research in computational social choice and computational fair division. In both areas, I will make a special effort to demonstrate how fundamental theoretical questions underlie the design and implementation of deployed services that are already used by tens of thousands of people (spliddit.org), as well as upcoming services (robovote.org).

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