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 trial of Widescope/PB in the Participatory Budgeting election for the 49th Ward of Chicago was a great success! See coverage of the digital voting experience in DNAinfo Chicago.
Tanja Aitamurto was interviewed about the future of democracy to DecodeDC. The episode is available here.
David Lee and Sukolsak Sakshuwong were awarded a Brown Institute for Media Innovation Magic Grant for their proposal "Widescope and Synapp: Platforms and Algorithms for Large-Scale Decision-Making"! Congratulations!
David Lee, Tanja Aitamurto, Helene Landemore, and Ashish Goel's paper "Crowdsourcing for Participatory Democracies: Efficient Elicitation of Social Choice Functions" was accepted to the MIT Conference on Collective Intelligence (CI 2014), taking place June 10-12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Our trial of Synapp for crowdsourcing the Finland off-road traffic law was a great success! See our GovLab post for some lessons we learned.
Pranav Dandekar and David Lee were awarded a Brown Institute for Media Innovation Magic Grant for their proposal "Widescope: Deliberative Democracy through Online Social Media"! Congratulations!
Pranav Dandekar and David Lee's paper "Biased Assimilation, Homophily, and the Dynamics of Polarization" was accepted to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)! Some press also appeared in Stanford Engineering, Stanford Daily, Newsweek, and The Seattle Times.