This is the website of the Computational Social Choice (COMSOC) course offered in the Master of Logic programme at the ILLC. Social choice theory is the study of mechanisms for collective decision making, such as voting rules or protocols for fairly dividing a set of goods, and computational social choice addresses problems at the interface of social choice theory with computer science. This course provides a thorough introduction to both classical and computational social choice, so as to enable students to conduct independent research in this field. The topics covered change every year, but they typically include material in voting theory, preference aggregation, judgment aggregation, and fair division.
The course won't be offered in 2018, but we will try to organise a June project on a specific topic in computational social choice. The next regular edition of the course is planned for spring 2019.
Links to previous editions of the course (with slides, exercises, literature):
See also: Computational Social Choice Seminar at the ILLC