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

Tags: social-media politics networks research behavioral-economics government sloan-school-of-management technology-and-society political-science film-and-television voting-and-elections game-theory

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

Tags:  economics  social-sciences  behavioral-economics  awards-honors-and-fellowships  education-teaching-academics  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  game-theory

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

Tags:  physics  biology  psychology  research  behavior  school-of-science  materials-processing-center  game-theory

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

Tags:  economics  data  social-sciences  networks  research  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  idss  political-science  shass  analytics  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  engineering-systems  game-theory

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

Tags:  economics  profile  research  school-of-engineering  computer-science-and-technology  faculty  algorithms  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs  game-theory

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

Tags:  networks  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  faculty  idss  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids  game-theory

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