Evolutionary Game Theory with Selection at Multiple Scales

Speaker: 
Daniel Cooney
Date: 
Nov 8 2016 - 12:30pm
Event type: 
Graduate Student Seminar
Room: 
Fine Hall 214
Abstract: 

This talk will provide an introduction to models in evolutionary game theory which simultaneously study the effects of selection within groups and selection between groups. We will review recent research that uses the frequency-independent Moran process and differential equations, and then we will introduce a frequency-dependent model that brings evolutionary game theory into play. We will then discuss potential applications of this mathematical framework to study dynamics of network-structured populations and to explore epidemic models with competition at multiple scales.