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2023/2024

Elections

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NI-VOL Z,ZK 5 2P+1C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Dušan Knop
Lecturer:
Dušan Knop
Tutor:
Dušan Knop, Šimon Schierreich
Supervisor:
Department of Theoretical Computer Science
Synopsis:

We will cover the basics of (committee) elections and, in general, opinion aggregation.

Requirements:

Předpokládáme, že student ovládá základní znalosti algoritmizace (které si mohl osvojit například v předmětu BI-AG1: Algoritmy a grafy I) a teorie složitosti (BI-AAG: Automaty a gramatiky). Výhodou je, pokud student absolvoval kurz NI-CPX, ale není podmínkou.

Syllabus of lectures:

1) motivation & single winner rules

2) single winner rules and their properties

3) Impossibility Theorems I

4) Strategic behaviour & manipulation in voting

5) Impossibility Theorems II

6) Domain restriction in voting

7) Computational complexity of Winner determination

8) Possible / Necessary Winner

9) Referenda

10) Committee Election I

11) Committee Election II

12) Liquid Democracy

Syllabus of tutorials:

1) motivation & single winner rules, single winner rules and their properties

2) Impossibility Theorems I, Strategic behaviour & manipulation in voting

3) Impossibility Theorems II, Domain restriction in voting

4) Computational complexity of Winner determination, Possible / Necessary Winner

5) Referenda, Committee Election I

6) Committee Election II, Liquid Democracy

Study Objective:

Be familiar with opinion aggregation and know winner-determination rules and their properties.

Study materials:

Handbook of Computational Social Choice. Felix Brandt, Vincent Conitzer, Ulle Endriss, Jérôme Lang, Ariel D. Procaccia (eds.). Dostupné online z http://www.cambridge.org/download_file/951600

E. Elkind, P. Faliszewski, P. Skowron, and A. Slinko. Properties of Multiwinner Voting Rules. Social Choice and Welfare, 48(3): 599-632, 2017.

V. Conitzer, T. Sandholm, and J. Lang. When are Elections with Few Candidates Hard to Manipulate? Journal of the ACM, 54(3), Article 14, 2007

A.D. Taylor. The Manipulability of Voting Systems. The American Mathematical Monthly, 109(4):321-337, 2002.

E. Edith, M. Lackner, and D. Peters. Preference Restrictions in Computational Social Choice: A Survey. 2022.

Note:
Further information:
https://courses.fit.cvut.cz/NI-VOL/
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
roomT9:347
Schierreich Š.
11:00–12:30
ODD WEEK

(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Dejvice
NBFIT učebna
Tue
Wed
roomTH:A-942
Knop D.
14:30–16:00
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
Thu
Fri
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