Voting: Candidates, Committees, and More

Voting: Candidates, Committees, and More

Voting: Candidates, Committees, and More

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Date and Time

Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Location

Serra Hall, Room 102

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Details

Voting: Candidates, Committees, and More
Presented by Professor Matt Davis, Harvey Mudd College

Lunch will be provided.

Audience: students and faculty

Abstract
Running an election seems like it should be simple - whoever gets the most votes wins. But accounting for the voters' full range of preferences can be surprisingly difficult, or, by some measures, impossible. We will discuss some of the issues surrounding voting procedures and discuss some ways to analyze these procedures. We will examine some questions surrounding procedures for electing several members of a committee.

(The talk will assume only some basic linear algebra - the notion of a linear transformation and subspaces of a vector space.)

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