Sirin Botan

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation


About Me

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I am a PhD candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, supervised by Ulle Endriss. I'm a member of the Computational Social Choice group.

I received my MSc in Logic from the University of Amsterdam in 2016. My last semester was spent in France at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse. Before coming to Amsterdam, I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Cognitive Science in 2014.

When I'm not studying formal models of collective decision making, I knit and solve crossword puzzles. This one was particularly nice and cleverly constructed.

Teaching

In June 2018, I am co-organising a Master of Logic (MoL) research project on Judgment Aggregation. I was the teaching assistant for the MoL/AI course on Game Theory in Spring 2017 and 2018. I was also the teaching assistant for the course on Computational Social Choice in Spring 2017.

Publications

Sirin Botan, Umberto Grandi and Laurent Perrussel. Multi-Issue Opinion Diffusion under Constraints. In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC), 2018. (pdf)

Sirin Botan, Umberto Grandi and Laurent Perrussel. Propositional Opinion Diffusion with Constraints. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Exploring Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice (EXPLORE 2017), 2017. (pdf)

Sirin Botan. Propositional Opinion Diffusion with Constraints. Master's Thesis. 2016. (pdf)

Sirin Botan, Arianna Novaro, and Ulle Endriss. Group Manipulation in Judgment Aggregation. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2016), 2016. (pdf)