- Prague Computer Science Seminar -Dr. K. Janeček - Democracy 2.1 Qualitative Enhancement of Democracy
- LECTURE ANNOTATION
Traditional democracies are based on the equal-vote principle. Some critics of current democratic systems have claimed that voting should be limited only to specific groups of voters - for those with a certain level of education or the specific level of taxes. The equal-vote principle is fundamental and societies without this principle incorporated are under threat of developing into totalitarian regimes or dictatorships.
Karel Janeček will prove in his presentation how it is possible to statistically boost votes of citizens aligned with parties prefered by the broad and non-extremist public. D21 has the similar effect on the opposite side of the political spectrum as well: it weakens populists and extremists. All this with the preservation of equal-vote principle.
In 2004 he earned a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Before this – in 1996 – he received an MBA from Bradley University, Peoria, USA. In 1997 he graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague in the field of probability theory . He worked as a scientific researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He earned his first money at school solding his own software to analyze the game Black Jack. His profile is in the well known Griffin book, which collects data on advantage players. He is excluded from entry to all Casinos in Las Vegas. Currently he is working intensively on presentation of electoral system Democracy 2.1 and gives lectures around the world. During the last six months he introduced D21 in the prestigious universities and think-tanks in the UK, France, the United States, Austria and Romania. He is close to fellowship at Cambridge. In the Czech Republic in recent elections he realized the D21 experiment as the largest electoral data collection in the country's history.
ABOUT THE PRAGUE COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR
The seminar will take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm (except June, July, August and December) alternately in the buildings of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Karlovo nám. 13, Praha 2 and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Malostranské nám. 25, Praha 1.
Its program will consist of a one-hour lecture followed by a discussion. The lecture should be based on an (internationally) exceptional or remarkable achievement of the lecturer, presented in a way which is comprehensible and interesting to a broad computer science community. The lectures will be in English.
- Film Club - Terribly Happy
- Robert Hansen is a cop in Copenhagen who makes a mistake, is remanded for therapy, then assigned to a small town in South Jutland, where cows and problems disappear into the mud. He quickly learns that the town bully, Jørgen, beats his wife, an outsider like Robert. He tries to get her to swear out a complaint against Jørgen; she flirts with Robert. When someone dies and Robert knows the prime suspect is innocent, he halts vigilante justice and things get complicated. He wants to protect himself and the daughter of Jørgen, and he wants to reconnect with his own daughter back home. Is rural justice his ticket back to Copenhagen? Is there any chance at happiness?
- Prof. Dr. Uwe-Carstena Fiebig Lecture
- We would like to invite you on the guest lecture Towards the Future Worldwide Aeronautical Communications System LDACS presented by Prof. Dr. Uwe-Carsten Fiebig, which will take place in the room T2:B2-621 on 28th November at 10:00am. More information can be found in the attached invitation letter