Welcome!

Joshua Kavner

I am a 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. 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). Video.

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 dance Lindy Hop, play the piano, read, and photograph. Check out my photos below!

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