Fellows' Presentation

Computers and Choice

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Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Shivani Agarwal RI '16

At Radcliffe, Agarwal is studying computational models that can be used to understand how people make choices in the face of increasingly vast amounts of data. In particular Agarwal hopes to bring together techniques from machine learning, statistics, social choice theory, psychology, and economics to construct compact models of choice and ranking behavior that incorporate key features of human decision making. Such models could also help to shed light on how the human brain processes choice.