The Problem of Cooperation: A Short Survey

Speaker: Matteo Cavaliere, PhD.
Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Biotecnología

Cooperation happens when an individual pays a cost to distribute
benefits to other individuals. Using Evolutionary Game Theory one can
study the evolution of cooperation by considering costs and benefits
as fitness. Natural selection favors defectors over cooperators.
However we show that several mechanisms can be introduced to explain
the presence of cooperation between reproducing entities.

  • Date: Friday, 1st of October 2010, 12:00 - 13:00
  • Place: Seminar room of the department H1.50 (ETS Ingeniería Informática (Avda. Reina Mercedes S/N, Sevilla), Module H, First floor)
  • Language: English