A better kind of cybersecurity strategy

New model shows why countries that retaliate too much against online attacks make things worse for themselves.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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The raging competition for medical supplies is not a game, but game theory can help

The toll of the pandemic has been worsened because of the shock to the global supply chain, which resulted in shortages of vital medical equipment. Could game theory help?

Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Aug. 4, 2020 ~9 min

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Game theory predicts fallout of U.S. leaving Paris Agreement

How will the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement affect its odds of success? A new study uses game theory and emissions data to predict.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Sept. 26, 2019 ~3 min

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How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 4, 2019 ~8 min

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Parag Pathak wins John Bates Clark Medal | MIT News

MIT economist lauded for work on education, market-design mechanisms.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 20, 2018 ~6 min

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Using evolutionary dynamics and game theory to understand personal relations | MIT News

MIT biophysicists apply mathematics from evolutionary biology to describe a surprising aspect of human behavior.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Jan. 5, 2017 ~13 min

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Using data from social networks to understand and improve systems | MIT News

Researchers in IDSS are learning how ideas evolve over networks, quantifying the influence of individuals in networks, and making better predictions.

Stefanie Koperniak | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
April 7, 2016 ~12 min

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Computer science meets economics | MIT News

Constantinos Daskalakis adapts techniques from theoretical computer science to game theory.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 4, 2016 ~9 min

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Asuman Ozdaglar appointed to Keithley Professorship | MIT News

Professor of electrical engineering and computer science has been appointed to the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professorship in Electrical Engineering.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science • mit
Nov. 13, 2015 ~4 min

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