Speaker: Moon Duchin (Tufts University)
Date, Time and Venue: Thursday, 9 March 2023, 18:00-20:00,OGGB4 (Room 260-073) Sir Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road
Abstract: How do groups make collective decisions? And how should they best do so? This ancient topic has been intertwined with mathematical tools in several ways throughout the ages: with the new art of probability in the 18th century, isolating axioms of fairness in the mid-20th century, and again today with computation on centre stage. Professor Duchin will discuss ways that mathematics and data science are illuminating the dynamics of voting and creating powerful tools for democracy reform.