Our work on the digital voting platform for participatory budgeting for Seattle was a great success!
Tanja Aitamurto's, Kaiping Chen's, Ahmed Cherif's and Luis Santana's paper "Civic CrowdAnalytics: Making Sense of Crowdsourced Civic Input with Big Data Tools" received the Best Paper Award at the ACM Academic MindTrek Conference in Tampere, Finland.
We were profiled in Stanford Engineering Magazine, "How algorithms can be used to give more voice to the people."
David Lee's paper "Efficient, Private, and ε-Strategyproof Elicitation of Tournament Voting Rules" was accepted to the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-15) taking place July 25-31 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Our work on the digital voting platform for participatory budgeting for Cambridge, MA was a great success!
David Lee, Ashish Goel, Tanja Aitamurto and Hélène Landemore's paper, "Crowdsourcing for Participatory Democracies: Efficient Elicitation of Social Choice Functions," received a Notable Paper Award at HCOMP 2014.
Our work on the digital voting platform for participatory budgeting for the City of Vallejo was a great success!
We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the voters and were recognized by the city in a proclamation for our "innovative contributions to the ... Participatory Budgeting process."
Ashish Goel and Betsy Vandercook (from Chicago) gave a talk at the White House conference on participatory budgeting.
Our mission is to scale up collaboration and decision-making. We envision an era in which large communities can deliberate and brainstorm with one another on important issues with the aid of intelligently designed algorithms and digital communication platforms.
We believe that this will not only aid decision-makers in harnessing collective intelligence, but also lead to community members who are more informed and engaged in making their communities better.