The 2022 EurAI Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award is awarded to Ulrike Schmidt-Kraepelin for her significant contributions to in computational social choice (COMSOC).
Ulrike Schmidt-Kraepelin is a Chern Postdoctoral Fellow at Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath), participating in the semester program on Algorithms, Fairness, and Equity. Prior to coming to Berkeley, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) at Universidad de Chile, working with José Correa. In 2022, she received her PhD from Technical University of Berlin, where she was advised by Markus Brill. Besides the AI dissertation award by EurAI, her thesis received the Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize. Her research focuses on the development of fair and efficient algorithms for collective decision-making problems. In particular, she works on multi-winner elections, liquid democracy, matching, fair division, and apportionment.