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Fair Allocation of Goods


Mirek Truszczynski, Ph.D., 
CS Faculty

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.