This is the website of the Computational Social Choice (COMSOC) course taught by Ulle Endriss at the ILLC in Amsterdam. The field of computational social choice is concerned with the design and analysis of mechanisms for collective decision making. The course provides a thorough introduction to both classical social choice theory, originating in Economics and Political Science, and modern computational social choice, emphasising its interface with Computer Science and AI. The intention is to enable students to conduct independent research in this exciting and fast-moving field. The exact list of topics covered changes every time the course is offered.
This is an advanced, research-oriented course in both the Master of Logic and the MSc AI. Students from other programmes, such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, or Philosophy, are also very welcome (contact me if you are unsure about your qualifications). Everyone taking the course is expected to have what is sometimes called mathematical maturity. I advise against taking this course in your first year (you'll get much more out of it if you take it later).
The next edition of the course is planned for November/December 2023.
Links to previous editions of the course (with slides, exercises, literature):
See also: Computational Social Choice Seminar at the ILLC