LIRa Session: Ulle Endriss

On March 28, we will have a LIRa session with Ulle Endriss.

Everyone is cordially invited!

Speaker: Ulle Endriss (University of Amsterdam)
Title: Voting as Choosing the Most Representative Voter
Room: Science Park 107 (NEW ILLC LOCATION), room F1.15
Time: Thursday, 28 March, 15:30-17:30

Abstract: Voting is the process of choosing a “best” alternative in view of the preferences of a group of voters over a set of alternatives. In this talk I will present recent work with Umberto Grandi (Padova) on the following simple idea: one approach to voting is to first identify the “most representative” voter in the group and to then implement the will of that voter. I will explore this idea in the context of binary aggregation, where each voter expresses yes/no choices regarding a number of possibly correlated issues and we are asked to decide on a collective choice that accurately reflects the views of the group.