CAIML Colloquium with Ayumi Igarashi: “Fair division of house chores”

Ayumi Igarashi presents a new application of fair division to household chores.

CAIML colloquium with Ayumi Igarashi took place on June 29, 2023. You can find the abstract and speaker information below.


How to divide house chores can be a great source of conflicts. This brings us the fundamental question of how to divide indivisible resources. Fair division is a growing field of mathematics and computer science that provides an elegant solution to this problem. It has been successfully implemented in various real-life applications, including the Adjusted Winner Website, Fair Division Calculator, Course Match, and Spliddit. In this talk, I would like to present a new application of fair division to household chores. Our goal is to provide a systematic and transparent tool to divide household chores and help create harmony in the home.

About the Speaker

Ayumi Igarashi is an associate professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Principles of Informatics Research Division at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) and a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo, Japan. She completed her PhD in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, UK. Her research focuses on fair division, algorithmic game theory, and computational social choice. Recently, she was selected on the Innovators Under 35 Japan 2021 list by MIT Technology Review.