The Centre for Mathematical Social Science has been officially established as a University of Auckland departmental centre in the Department of Mathematics. It supersedes the informal Mathematical Social Science group. We look forward to the future under this more formal arrangement.

Some information from the formal document setting up the centre:

The CMSS will provide a focus for academic exchanges between social scientists working with mathematical or computational methodologies, and researchers from pure and applied mathematical disciplines who are investigating problems with relevance to social science. It will
also facilitate cross-disciplinary supervision of research students and the teaching of inter-disciplinary courses. Students of mathematical or computational disciplines will discover new areas of application; and social scientists can learn about mathematical techniques that may be useful to their own research.

Since 2005, a group from the Departments of Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, and Engineering Science has run a lively seminar series on mathematical social science, hosted a range of distinguished academic visitors and co-organised several Workshops.
Establishment of the CMSS recognises the growing contribution of this group to the intellectual life of the University. More importantly, we intend that the Centre will contribute to the development of the group’s inter-disciplinary research agenda and expand the scope of its
activities, especially in the area of inter-disciplinary teaching. Faculty from the Departments of Philosophy and Finance are also amongst the founding members of the Centre, and we encourage even broader participation.

CMSS Advisory Board:

Prof. James Sneyd (HOD, Mathematics, Auckland) – CHAIR
Prof. Walter Bossert (Economics, Montreal)
Prof. Steven Brams (Political Science, NYU)
Prof. Andy McLennan (Economics, UQ)
Prof. Hervé Moulin (Economics, Rice)
Prof. Dr Jörg Rothe (Mathematics/Computer Science, Dusseldorf)
Prof. Toby Walsh (Computer Science, UNSW)
Prof. Bill Zwicker (Mathematics, Union College)

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