Portrait of Jan Maly

New Survey out now!

Together with Simon Rey, I co-authored an extensive survey on Participatory Budgeting that reviews all available literature on Participatory Budgeting as a social choice problem. The survey can be found on arXiv. The survey is intended to be a living document that we update regularly, so we are happy about any feedback!


About me

I am currently pursuing my project “A holistic analysis of participatory budgeting” for which I was granted a Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship by the FWF. In this project, I want to explore Participatory Budgeting not as an isolated voting instance, but as a multi-year, city-wide process that consists of several stages. From September 2021 to April 2023, I worked on the project at the University of Amsterdam as a member of the COMSOC Group of Ulle Endriss. From May 2023 to May 2024, I am working on the project at TU Wien as a member of DBAI.

Apart from that, I work mainly in the fields of Computational Social Choice (COMSOC), Logic and Knowledge Representation. In general, I am interested in studying and developing tools that help people make better decision, individually or as a group. In particular, I currently work on non-standard voting frameworks such as Participatory Budgeting and Perpetual Voting, on the representation of preferences, and on computational complexity questions that arise in COMSOC and logic.

Besides my research work, I am also the co-founder of the European Digital Democracy network, which aims to bring together academics and practitioners actively working on or with digital democracy. Finally, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to co-supervise the PhD theses of the brilliant Simon Rey and Michael Bernreiter.

More details can be found in my CV.