Assistant Professor of Digital and Computational Studies and Computer Science
Digital And Comp Studies
Visual Arts Center - 309
Examines game theory from the perspective of computer science. Game theory, also known as the mathematical theory of strategic interactions, rose to prominence due to its applicability to a variety of strategic scenarios ranging from markets and auctions to kidney exchanges to social influence. These scenarios often involve complex interactions in large-scale systems, giving rise to many computational questions, including: identifying the complexity class of solving games; how algorithms for certain games are devised; how local interactions lead to global outcomes; how individual choices, such as selfishness, impact outcomes. Most questions addressed theoretically, some by programming.