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Sanjeev Kulkarni on Machine Learning and Democracy: Some Problems in Collective Decision-Making

  • 4/4/2013 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

Sanjeev Kulkarni on Machine Learning and Democracy: Some Problems in Collective Decision-MakingThe Classics Department presents:


Sanjeev Kulkarni
Professor of Electrical Engineering 
Director of the Keller Center for Technology and Society
Princeton University

"Machine Learning and Democracy: Some Problems in Collective Decision-Making"

A recent area of interest in machine learning involves drawing inferences from a large number of agents, each with some partial information.  These problems in collective decision-making are closely related to a fundamental problem of democracy--that of inferring the collective will of the people.  This talk will give a brief overview of machine learning and voting theory, followed by a discussion of some of our recent work in these areas.

Underwritten by: the Charles F. Adams Lectureship Fund, the Jasper Jacob Stahl lectureship fund.  Co-sponsored by the Classics Department and Computer Science with additional support from the Government Department and Computational Studies.