[AI Seminar] REMINDER: AI Seminar: Vince Conitzer, Apr. 14 TODAY

Charlotte Yano yano at cs.cmu.edu
Tue Apr 14 08:47:41 EDT 2015

Don't forget to come to the AI Seminar THIS MORNING :)
Talk will begin at 10:30 am, coffee and chatting starting at 10 am


On 03/31/2015 11:38 AM, Charlotte Yano wrote:
Please join us for the next AI Seminar!

April 14th, at 10:30am in GHC 8102
**Please note the special time and location**

Vincent Conitzer

Duke University

Computational Social Choice: A Journey from Basic Complexity Results to a Brave New World for Social Choice


Social choice concerns making collective decisions based on the preferences of multiple agents, for example by voting over the alternatives.  In this talk, I will cover several topics in *computational* social choice.  These topics range from problems with which the field started, such as the complexity of executing and of manipulating certain voting rules, to problems arising from new applications, such as voting in combinatorial domains and in highly anonymous environments.  No previous background in social choice / voting will be assumed.


Vincent Conitzer is the Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Economics at Duke University. He received Ph.D. (2006) and M.S. (2003) degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and an A.B. (2001) degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. His research focuses on computational aspects of microeconomics, in particular game theory, mechanism design, voting/social choice, and auctions. This work uses techniques from, and includes applications to, artificial intelligence and multiagent systems. Conitzer has received the Social Choice and Welfare Prize (2014), a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, an NSF CAREER award, the inaugural Victor Lesser dissertation award, an honorable mention for the ACM dissertation award, and several awards for papers and service at the AAAI and AAMAS conferences. He has also been named a Kavli Fellow, a Bass Fellow, a Sloan Fellow, and one of AI's Ten to Watch. Conitzer and Preston McAfee are the founding Editors-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC).


Due to travel restrictions, meetings will be *very* limited.
Please contact Charlotte Yano to schedule.


Charlotte Yano
Building Curator
Administrative Associate II
Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science Dept.
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
 cogs are for gears, not people.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.srv.cs.cmu.edu/pipermail/ai-seminar-announce/attachments/20150414/d81ecd47/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the ai-seminar-announce mailing list