PhD scholarship on game theory and fundamental social and biological interactions@Victoria University of Wellington
- Full tuition fees
- Stipend of NZ$28,500 per year (tax free)
- Due date: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications received by Friday 21 January 2022 will receive full consideration.
- Start date: Start date is flexible but would preferably be between January and June 2022.
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD scholarship to examine fundamental social and biological interactions using game theory.
Do you want to know why fundamental aspects of social and biological interactions are the way they are? Such as why sexual reproduction nearly always requires two different sexes. And why money is pretty much ubiquitous in human societies.
We do! We see the world through the lens of evolutionary game theory with stochastic interacting agents. They all want to get the best for themselves, and somehow self-organise to find equilibria where nobody is too unhappy.
Constructing and analysing these games requires maths, computer science, and some knowledge of the system we are evolving, which might be the evolution of oogamy, or more generally cooperation within groups. Or something else that’s equally exciting… That’s where you might come in.
For more information and application details, please see this page.