Speaker: Mark Wilson (Computer Science)
Topic: “Distance rationalization of voting rules”
When: 2:30-3:30, Tuesday 20 August
Where: Room 5115, OGGB
A promising unifying framework for social choice involves the concept of measuring how far a preference profile is from an acknowledged consensus, with respect to some distance measure. This has been actively studied recently, particularly by Elkind, Faliszewski, and Slinko.

This is an introductory talk, giving basic definitions, examples, and results, to set the scene for next week’s talk.

Slides are available.