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Anson Kahng

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

2401 Wegmans Hall
(585) 275-1328


Research Overview

Anson Kahng joined URCS and UR's Goergen Institute for Data Science in July 2022. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. Broadly, Anson's research interests lie at the intersection of theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, and economics. More specifically, he is interested in the relationship between computer science and democracy, and he uses tools from computational social choice to analyze new democratic paradigms such as liquid democracy, participatory budgeting, and virtual democracy from the perspective of various desiderata including strategyproofness, robustness, and fairness, among others.

Research Interests

  • Computational social choice
  • Democracy and computer science
  • Economics and computation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Algorithmic game theory