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Joshua Kavner

I am a second-year PhD student in artificial intelligence at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I graduated with a BSE in data science engineering from the University of Michigan, College of Engineering, with minors in mathematics and complex systems. My research interests include computational social choice, multiagent systems, and reinforcement learning.




Ongoing work:

Convergence of Iterative Multi-Issue Voting under Uncertainty

Joshua Kavner, Reshef Meir, Francesca Rossi, and Lirong Xia (by last name)
At the 4th Games, Agents, and Incentives Workshop (GAIW 2022)

Recent Publications:
Strategic Behavior is Bliss: Iterative Voting Improves Social Welfare
Joshua Kavner and Lirong Xia
In Proceedings of NeurIPS'21.

Philosophy of Science, Network Theory, and Conceptual Change:
Paradigm Shifts as Information Cascades

Patrick Grim, Joshua Kavner, Lloyd Shatkin, and Manjari Trivedi
In Complex Systems in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Theory, Method, and Application
by Euell Elliot and J Douglas Kiel, University of Michigan Press. June, 2021.



Informal Corner

In my free time, I am swing dancer, pianist, reader, and amateaur photographer. Check out my photos below!

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