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University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Title: Game Theory and Applications

Directors: Jan Rychtar, Hyunju Oh, Tsvetanka Sendova


Dates of Program: May 6 - June 15, 2013


During this program, the students will be introduced to the fundamental game-theoretical concepts such as Nash equilibria and evolutionariy stable strategy. They will learn how to use computational tools (such as a freeware program NetLogo), as well as analytical tools (optimization and linear algebra), to identify strategies in real game theoretical models with applications in biology or medicine (such as Asian Carp invasion in Mississippi River, or emergence of invasive tumor cells). The students will further be trained in all aspects of research, starting with the ethics code, going through the workshops on using library and online resources and ending with training in delivering oral presentations as well as in using LaTeX to write mathematical papers. We expect that each student will submit at least one research paper and present the finding during at least two conferences (held in NC during Fall 2013). Also, the program directors intent to write a paper on the NREUP experience and hope that this project will be the beginning of the wider and broader collaboration between UNCG and Bennett College.

Student Researchers Supported by MAA:

KeYonna Barton
Jasmine Everett
Corbin Smith
Hakimah Smith
Marwah Jasim

Program Contacts:

Bill Hawkins

Support for NREUP is provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Mathematical Sciences and the National Security Agency.