CMU Crowdsourcing Lunch Seminar: Excessive Democracy


Title: Excessive Democracy 

Speaker: Ariel Procaccia, Affiliate Professor in Laptop Science, Carnegie Mellon College
Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Room: Gates-Hillman Heart 6501

I’ll current a number of types of democratic resolution making that go far past your run-of-the-mill election. Particularly, I’ll talk about (i) liquid democracy, which permits voters to transitively delegate their votes; (ii) participatory budgeting, by which residents of a metropolis or nation vote on how its finances must be divided; and (iii) digital democracy, which automates moral choices by holding elections amongst fashions of actual voters. I’ll concentrate on the computational challenges that these new paradigms give rise to. 


Ariel Procaccia is an Affiliate Professor within the Laptop Science Division at Carnegie Mellon College. He often works on issues on the interface of laptop science and economics. His distinctions embrace the IJCAI Computer systems and Thought Award (2015), the Sloan Analysis Fellowship (2015), the NSF College Early Profession Improvement Award (2014), and the IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award (2009); in addition to half a dozen paper awards, together with Greatest Paper (2016) and Greatest Pupil Paper (2014) on the ACM Convention on Economics and Computation (EC). He’s co-editor of the Handbook of Computational Social Selection (Cambridge College Press, 2016). 


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