VIRTUAL Math Colloquium: Moon Duchin, Tufts University/Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group

Theory and Practice of Social Choice - 
Classical social choice theory is built around the logical study of voting systems, especially so-called impossibility theorems about their fairness.  Today, civil rights work is coming together with statistical and computational methods to reboot social choice theory for more practical use.  I'll give the world's briefest review of the classical setting and then give a sketch of some practical work my lab is doing, including a study of Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:45pm to 5:30pm

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Lecture

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Faculty, Students, Staff

Department
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Mathematics
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