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    • An Analysis on The Network Structure of Influential Communities in Twitter 

      Schunk, Adam (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-21)
      Over the past years online social networks have become a major target for marketing strategies, generating a need for methods to efficiently spread information through these networks. Close knit communities have developed ...
    • Applying Fair Reward Divisions to Collaborative Work 

      d'Eon, Gregory (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-18)
      Collaborative crowdsourcing tasks allow workers to solve more difficult problems than they could alone, but motivating workers in these tasks is complex. In this thesis, we study how to use payments to motivate groups of ...
    • Computational Aspects of Strategic Behaviour in Elections with Top-Truncated Ballots 

      Menon, Vijay (University of Waterloo, 2016-07-19)
      Understanding when and how computational complexity can be used to protect elections against different manipulative actions has been a highly active research area over the past two decades. Much of this literature, however, ...
    • Coordination in a Peer Production Platform: A study of Reddit's /r/Place experiment 

      Armstrong, Ben (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-24)
      Understanding the factors causing groups to engage in coordinating behaviour has been an active research area for decades. In this thesis, we study this problem using a novel dataset of crowd behaviour from an online ...
    • Dynamic Crowdsourcing Consensus Tasks with Workers That Can Learn 

      Pan, Shengying (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-21)
      Crowdsourcing has become one of the most popular topics in both academia and industry in the past few years. By hiring workers online, task assigners can take advantage of the wisdom of the crowd and solve problems that ...
    • Human-AI Interaction in the Presence of Ambiguity: From Deliberation-based Labeling to Ambiguity-aware AI 

      Schaekermann, Mike (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-11)
      Ambiguity, the quality of being open to more than one interpretation, permeates our lives. It comes in different forms including linguistic and visual ambiguity, arises for various reasons and gives rise to disagreements ...
    • The Impact of Teams in Multiagent Systems 

      Radke, David (University of Waterloo, 2023-07-31)
      Across many domains, the ability to work in teams can magnify a group's abilities beyond the capabilities of any individual. While the science of teamwork is typically studied in organizational psychology (OP) and areas ...
    • Incentives in One-Sided Matching Problems With Ordinal Preferences 

      Hosseini, Hadi (University of Waterloo, 2016-07-27)
      One of the core problems in multiagent systems is how to efficiently allocate a set of indivisible resources to a group of self-interested agents that compete over scarce and limited alternatives. In these settings, mechanism ...
    • Making Decisions with Incomplete and Inaccurate Information 

      Menon, Vijay (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-25)
      From assigning students to public schools to arriving at divorce settlements, there are many settings where preferences expressed by a set of stakeholders are used to make decisions that affect them. Due to its numerous ...
    • The Moderation of Contentious Content on Twitter 

      Hu, Wei (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-28)
      Retweeting posts is Twitter's most important feature, playing a vital role in enabling the platform to be a virtual town hall that fosters timely discussions. This attribute has been instrumental in drawing a younger, ...
    • Proportionality and Fairness in Voting and Ranking Systems 

      Mehra, Kanav (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-18)
      Fairness through proportionality has received significant attention in recent social choice research, leading to the development of advanced tools, methods, and algorithms aimed at ensuring fairness in democratic institutions. ...
    • Strategic Voting and Social Networks 

      Tsang, Alan (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-19)
      With the ever increasing ubiquity of social networks in our everyday lives, comes an increasing urgency for us to understand their impact on human behavior. Social networks quantify the ways in which we communicate with ...
    • Towards Data-Leveraged Behavioral Policy Design for Alleviating Peak Electricity Demand 

      Pat, Ankit (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-20)
      The problem of managing peak electricity demand is of significant importance to utility providers. In Ontario, electricity consumption achieves its peak during the afternoon hours in summer. Electricity generation units ...


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