Nisarg Shah

Nisarg Shah

CRCS Postdoctoral Fellow
Nisarg Shah

I am a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard's Center for Computation and Society (CRCS). Broadly, my research lies at the intersection of computer science and economics, and aims to design theoretically grounded yet practicable solutions to real-world problems. In my graduate studies, I primarily focused on two fields. The field of computational fair division studies how to fairly divide a limited set of resources, and has applications to everyday tasks such as inheritance division and fair allocation of computational resources. The field of computational social choice, on the other hand, studies aggregation of conflicting preferences/opinions of individuals towards a collective decision, and has applications to everyday scenarios ranging from a group of friends selecting a movie to watch together to the citizens of a nation electing their president. Some of the solutions developed in my research have been deployed to http://spliddit.org and http://robovote.org, two freely accessible platforms that I am leading the development of. Moving forward, I am excited to work towards bridging the theory-practice gap in other fields at the CS-Econ intersection, such as peer prediction.

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