Fair Allocation of Goods
Mirek Truszczynski, Ph.D.,
Abstract: The problem of fair division of divisible and indivisible goods have long been of interest to mathematicians, economists and political scientists. Because of its algorithmic aspects and applications in multi-agent systems, it has recently gained significant attention from computer scientists. I will introduce the problem in its two basic versions, fair allocation of a divisible commodity, and fair allocation of indivisible goods. I will discus some fundamental results and describe recent generalizations of the problem.