Manchester workshop on evolution, economics, and computation
|Dates:||19 May 2015 - 20 May 2015|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
The workshop will revolve around algorithmic and economic ideas applied to evolution. Among the explored topics are cooperative vs competitive interactions among biological entities (such as alleles, groups of organisms, mating partners, and so on); the costs and/or benefits of sexual vs asexual reproduction; biological approaches to optimization and risk mitigation in unpredictable/stochastic environments, etc.
Since both evolution and economics, at a fundamental level, deal with optimization challenges under conditions of limited resources and incomplete information, cross-fertilization of ideas between the two disciplines has often occurred in the past. In parallel, great advances in the study of algorithmic ideas have begun to have an impact on economics, and we are also beginning to see applications of algorithmic ideas to the study of evolution. The nexus of evolution, economics and algorithms seems as one of the most exciting and promising new developments to have emerged in recent years.
Organising committee – Omer Edhan and Ziv Hellman
More details: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/economics/events-and-seminars/evolution-economics-computation-workshop/
Travel and Contact Information
Ellen Wilkinson Building