The Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team

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October 18, 2016

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.

July 25, 2015

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.

March 28, 2015

Our work on the digital voting platform for participatory budgeting for New York City districts 5, 8, 27, 38, and 39 was a great success!

March 28, 2015

Our work on the digital voting platform for participatory budgeting for Cambridge, MA was a great success!

November 11, 2014

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.

October 15, 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."

Participatory budgeting election in Vallejo, California

June 2, 2014

Ashish Goel and Betsy Vandercook (from Chicago) gave a talk at the White House conference on participatory budgeting.

Ashish Goel at the White House conference on participatory budgeting

May 26, 2014

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.

May 8, 2014

Tanja Aitamurto was interviewed about the future of democracy to DecodeDC. The episode is available here.

May 6, 2014

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!

February 14, 2014

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.

October 30, 2013

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.

June 20, 2013

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!

February 28, 2013

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.