How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

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

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

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

Parag Pathak wins John Bates Clark Medal | MIT News

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

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | April 20, 2018
~6 mins |

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

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 | Jan. 5, 2017
~13 mins |

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

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 | April 7, 2016
~12 mins |

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

Computer science meets economics | MIT News

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

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | Feb. 4, 2016
~9 mins |

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

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 | Nov. 13, 2015
~4 mins |

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

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