Sirin Botan

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation


About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, supervised by Ulle Endriss in the Computational Social Choice group. I am particularly interested in the strategic aspects of social choice. I am also a co-organiser of the LUNCH seminar series.

I received my MSc in Logic from the University of Amsterdam in 2016. Before coming to Amsterdam, I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014 with a BA in Cognitive Science.

When I'm not studying formal models of collective decision making, I enjoy knitting and solving crossword puzzles. My pronouns are she/her :)

Teaching

In January 2021 I taught a Master of Logic project on preference extensions. In the fall of 2018 I co-organised a student seminar on algorithmic game theory. In June 2018, I co-organised a Master of Logic research project on judgment aggregation. I've regularly been a teaching assistant for the MoL/AI courses on game theory (2017-2019, 2021) and computational social choice (2017, 2019).

Publications

Sirin Botan. Strategyproofness of Thiele Rules on Party-list Profiles. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2021. (pdf)

Sirin Botan, Ronald de Haan, Marija Slavkovik and Zoi Terzopoulou. Egalitarian Judgment Aggregation. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2021. (pdf)

Sirin Botan and Ulle Endriss. Preserving Condorcet Winners under Strategic Manipulation. In Proceedings of the 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2021), 2021. Also presented at GAIW-2020. (pdf)

Sirin Botan and Ulle Endriss. Majority-Strategyproofness in Judgment Aggregation. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2020), 2020. (pdf)

Sirin Botan, Umberto Grandi and Laurent Perrussel. Multi-Issue Opinion Diffusion under Constraints. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2019), 2019. Also presented at EXPLORE-2017 and COMSOC-2018. (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)

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