When: 12-1pm Wednesday 20 October, 2010
Where: Seminar Room, 303S.279
Speaker: Dr. Mark Wilson
Organisation: Computer Science, University of Auckland
Title: What is Computational Social Choice?
Abstract: In the last decade there has been an explosion of activity at the interface between computer science and economics. I will give a survey of some of this work, biased toward those areas about which I have substantial knowledge and/or interest, especially including voting rules.

Slides are available from my homepage www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~mcw/blog/

Biography: Mark Wilson has worked in the Department of Computer Science since 2001. He received degrees from the University of Canterbury and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was an NZST Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Auckland, and followed this with 3 years teaching in the USA. His main research interests involve the interface between discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, and social choice theory. He is the Acting Director of the recently established Centre for Mathematical Social Sciences.

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