Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Impartial Peer Review

STCS Student Seminar
Speaker: Phani Raj Lolakapuri
Organiser: Kshitij Gajjar
Date: Friday, 4 Nov 2016, 16:00 to 17:30
Venue: A-201 (STCS Seminar Room)

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Abstract:  Peer reviewing is not just an important part of research, but also one of the main characteristics of scientific temper. However, over millions of years, we have evolved into selfish beings, and we attempt to maximize our benefits. This is true especially in the modern day competitiveness of publishing articles and grading MOOCs.

Using the naive mechanism, misreporting the quality of others' work might result in personal gain. Thus, each reviewer has an incentive to cheat. In this talk, we will discuss a peer reviewing mechanism proposed by Kurokawa et al. which guarantees truthfulness. In other words, "my reviews do not have any impact on my chances of being selected".