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Mission

Spliddit is a not-for-profit academic endeavor. Its mission is twofold:

  • To provide easy access to carefully designed fair division methods, thereby making the world a bit fairer.
  • To communicate to the public the beauty and value of theoretical research in computer science, mathematics, and economics, from an unusual perspective.

Fairness Guarantees

When we say that we guarantee a fairness property, we are stating a mathematical fact. In other words, there are formal proofs showing that each of our algorithms provides rigorous fairness guarantees. The surprising possibility of formulating fairness in mathematical terms is the beauty of the scientific field of fair division, and the force behind Spliddit.

The Team

Ariel Procaccia

Ariel Procaccia is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. He works on a broad and dynamic set of problems related to AI, algorithms, economics, and society. His distinctions include the Social Choice and Welfare Prize (2020), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award (2015), and a Sloan Research Fellowship (2015).



Jonathan Goldman

Jonathan Goldman received his B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. He worked with Ariel as a research assistant from 2012 until his graduation, and developed Spliddit as part of his senior research thesis. Jonathan is currently working for Facebook.



Nisarg Shah

Nisarg Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He is broadly interested in algorithmic economics — theory and applications. His research covers topics such as computational social choice, fair division, multi-agent systems, and game theory. Recently, he has focused on building theoretical foundations for algorithmic fairness in AI systems. He has been recognized as AI's 10 to Watch by IEEE Intelligent Systems (2020). His other distinctions include the IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award (2016) and the Facebook Graduate Fellowship (2014-15).

Advisor

Herve Moulin

Hervé Moulin graduated in 1971 from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Université de Paris in 1975. He has taught at the École Nationale de la Statistique et Administration Économique, University of Paris at Dauphine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Duke University and Rice University. He is currently the DJ Robertson Chair in Economics at the University of Glasgow. He has been a Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1983, of the Economic Theory Society since 2012, and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 2015. He has written five books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Sponsors

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