Our research

Preferences are a crucial aspect of decision-making. Since computation is a growing aspect of today's decision processes, the need for interdisciplinary research on preferences is clear. Our research span a wide range of topics, among others the study of compact representation of individual preferences, the problem of aggregating preferences into a winning choice, the design of mechanisms for allocating resources. We conduct research on the interface between Computer Science and Economics, using techniques from Artificial Intelligence.

Keywords: Preference reasoning, voting theory, computational social choice, CP-nets, constraint solving, soft constraints, matching problems, judgment aggregation.

Our research group in based at the Department of Mathematics and at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova. We have several international collaborators:

Recent funding sources:

  • Fondo Sociale Europeo nel Veneto (cod. 2105/201/2/1686/2012 "Sistemi intelligenti di supporto alle decisioni")
  • University of Padova (Progetto di Ateneo 2011-2012 "Intelligent Preference Reasoning for Multiagent Decision Making")
  • MIUR (PRIN 2008-2009 n.20089M932N "Innovative and Multi-disciplinary Approaches for Constraint and Preference Reasoning")
  • Commercial contracts


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