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PhD position in Algorithmic Game Theory, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

The Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization Group (PNA1) at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam invites applications for a PhD position (four years) in Algorithmic Game Theory, on the subject of "subject Social Interactions in Games".

Many real-world applications are complex and distributed in nature in that they involve a multitude of independent decision makers who attempt to achieve their own goals. It is well-known that strategic choices often result in outcomes that are inefficient for the society as a whole. Algorithmic game theory has shed new light on various aspects of such situations of strategic interaction. However, most studies assume that the decision makers correspond to "isolated" entities who make their choices based on purely selfish incitements. This assumption is overly simplistic: Decision makers are often motivated by other-regarding preferences such as altruism, spite or fairness and typically exhibit complex social relationships. The goal of the project is to gain an accurate understanding of such social interactions in games.

Please send your application before September 30, 2012. For more information, see http://www.cwi.nl/jobs/phd-student-subject-social-interactions-in-games or contact Prof. dr. Guido Schaefer, email .

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