Population Biology and Evolutionary Games
Mathematical Biology is an interdisciplinary research area and a kind of of Applied Mathematics. The field focuses on the application of mathematical principles and techniques to help understand biological phenomena. Evolutionary Game Theory (EGT) applies game theory to try to understand the evolution of populations and their phenotypical / genotypical properties. In EGT, a species or phenotype is associated to a strategy.
This course introduced students to Mathematical Biology and Evolutionary Game Theory. The course began with selected results in mathematical biology in order to provide prerequisite knowledge on dynamical systems required for Evolutionary Game Theory. Substantial emphasis was placed on evolutionary games in the second half of the course.